NBC Peacock May Make Their Ad-Supported Version Free for Everyone





NBCUniversal is reportedly considering making the ad-supported version of their upcoming streaming service Peacock free for all viewers according to a report from CNBC. This would make Peacock the first free streaming service from a major network.

Previous to this announcement, we heard that service would only be free for cable subscribers. The new plan may be to give everyone access to the ad-supported version for free with the possibility of ad-free tiers with a paid subscription. Sources say that the focus would be on the free, ad-supported tier, with the goal of bringing in more viewers and profiting from ad sales.

Last week, we learned that Peacock would be heavily ad-supported. NBC plans to run three to five minutes of ads for every hour of content, believing that they can earn $5 in ad revenue per user, per month.

The new streaming service is set to launch in April 2020 with a library of over 15,000 hours of content. The lineup includes some of NBC’s most well-known shows including The Office, Cheers, and Parks and Rec, as well as new original content including a reboot of Battlestar Galactica, an SNL docuseries, and new seasons of A.P Bio.

Other new streaming services are priced at $6.99/month for Disney+, $4.99/month for Apple TV+, and $14.99/month for HBO Max. While all are offering deals for extended free trials or subscriptions, none have announced free, ad-supported tiers at this time.

According to CNBC, a spokesperson for NBC did not offer a comment.

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more news, tips, and reviews. Need cord cutting tech support? Join our Cord Cutting Tech Support Facebook Group for help.

Did you know we have a YouTube Channel? Every week we have a live Cord Cutting Q&A, and weekly Cord Cutting recap shows exclusively on our YouTube Channel!

Disclaimer: To address the growing use of ad blockers we now use affiliate links to sites like http://Amazon.com, streaming services, and others. Affiliate links help sites like Cord Cutters News, stay open. Affiliate links cost you nothing but help me support my family. We do not allow paid reviews on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from :

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.