Peacock Sets July Launch Date: NBCUniversal Streaming Service Will Offer Free Tier, Ad-Free Subscriptions

However, Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex customers will get early access to the platform beginning Wednesday, April 15. Peacock Free and Peacock Premium (the latter of which costs $4.99 a month for non-bundled Comcast and Cox subscribers) both will come with ads, but premium customers can upgrade to an ad-free experience for an additional $5 per month. NBCUniversal has revealed a launch date for Peacock: The new streaming service will debut nationally on Wednesday, July 15, the company announced on Thursday. It was also revealed that the service will offer a free, ad-supported tier, as well as options for ad-free service. (Any customer can also purchase the ad-free experience directly for $9.99 per month.)

Peacock: Guide to Upcoming Shows

Launch Gallery

In addition to original series, Peacock will feature a robust selection of library content. All of these original series are detailed in the gallery attached at right, which will be updated as new projects are announced. Interestingly, Peacock Free subscribers will only have access to “select episodes of marquee Peacock originals,” while premium subscribers will be able to watch full seasons of original projects. Do you plan to subscribe to Peacock? Tell us in the comments below. Additionally, Peacock Premium subscribers will get early access to NBC’s late-night series. Peacock has at least 20 scripted series in various stages of development, including a Saved by the Bell revival, a Punky Brewster sequel and a Brave New World adaptation. Peacock isn’t the only new streaming service set to launch this year: WarnerMedia previously announced that HBO Max will go live in May (exact date TBA; for additional details, click here). The service will house all episodes of 30 Rock, Bates Motel, Battlestar Galactica, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cheers, Chrisley Knows Best, Covert Affairs, Downton Abbey, Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, Friday Night Lights, House, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, The King of Queens, Married… With Children, Monk, The Office, Parenthood, Parks and Recreation, Psych, Royal Pains, Saturday Night Live, Superstore, The Real Housewives, Top Chef and Will & Grace. Starting in July, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon will be available at 8 pm ET each night, followed by Late Night With Seth Meyers at 9 pm ET. Newly announced TV acquisitions include episodes of Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Chicago Med, Yellowstone, Two and a Half Men and The George Lopez Show.

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