NBCUniversal announces streaming service that will be free to paid TV subscribers

TechCrunch | 1/14/2019 | Staff
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NBCUniversal is joining the long list of media giants looking to compete with Netflix.

The company today announced plans to launch its own streaming service service in early 2020. The still-unnamed service will include advertising and will be available at no additional cost to pay TV subscribers. If you aren’t a pay TV subscriber, or if you want to watch without ads, you’ll also be able to buy a standalone subscription.

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Many of the specifics have yet to be announced, but CNBC reports that it will include NBC TV shows like “Saturday Night Live” and “Parks & Recreation,” with a subscription costing around $12 per month.

“NBCUniversal has some of the world’s most valuable intellectual property and top talent, both in front of and behind the camera,” said CEO Steve Burke in a statement. “Many of the most-watched shows on today’s popular streaming platforms come from NBCUniversal. Our new service will be different than those presently in the market and it will be built on the company’s strengths, with NBCUniversal’s great content and the technology expertise, broad scale and the wide distribution of Comcast Cable and Sky.”

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Does this mean you’ll NBC shows will disappear from Netflix and other services? Maybe not — at least not entirely.

In the announcement, the company says it will continue selling content to other studios and other platforms, which Burke also emphasized in an...
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