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A few more Peacock originals that I've seen:

The new Punky Brewster is cute and a nice family show.

I liked the Saved by the Bell continuation, but it's gotten mixed reviews.

But, I enjoyed both of them a lot for the nostalgia factor since I grew up on them. I don't know if they were ever part of your childhood in Canada

Since Peacock doesn't have much original shows right now, a lot of their TV content is licensed from NBC, USA, SyFy. They do pick up some shows owned by other studios like Yellowstone and Ray Donovan

I can't really say much of the movie selection. It's hit and miss. The vast majority is just licensed content from outside studios.


I've had Peacock for the entire year and just recently renewed. If I had to give an honest grade, it would get a C or C- It has a long way to go before it reaches the quality of Netflix or HBO Max.

Could I have dumped it to save money, sure. But, I chose to keep it for the upcoming sports coverage like the Olympics and the hope it's originals improves in the next year.

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Peacock’s Olympic TV schedule is limited. It’s all part of NBC’s plan.

By Matt Bonesteel
Yesterday at 3:59 p.m. EDTNBC has added its Peacock streaming service to its Olympic coverage this year, giving the network an opportunity to expand its offerings to viewers who have cut the cable cord.

But don’t expect a wide variety of live sports. As The Post’s Tatum Hunter and Geoffrey A. Fowler wrote, “Think of Peacock as a distant, less-sophisticated cousin to NBC. Instead of just streaming NBC’s coverage, it will have its own shows and hosts.”
And so Peacock will offer only early-morning live coverage of gymnastics, track and field and Team USA men’s basketball. The gymnastics and track and field will be free, although ad-supported; the U.S. men’s basketball games will be available live only as part of the Peacock Premium service, which costs $4.99 per month. (Team USA’s group-stage games will air on a tape-delay basis on NBC’s other networks, and the gold medal game will air live on NBC at 10:30 p.m. Eastern on Aug. 6. Some of the earlier knockout-round games will also be on live television.)

On-demand replays of many events won’t be immediately available except for paying subscribers.

Offering a limited menu of the Olympics’ most popular sports is part of NBC’s plan to increase the subscriber and digital advertiser base for Peacock, which it rolled out last year. But to access the bulk of the network’s live Olympic coverage — including the gymnastics, track and field, and basketball competitions that don’t take place early in the morning on the U.S. East Coast — you’ll need either a digital antenna for your television or a cable subscription.

“I think what we have seen with all of the streaming services so far is that you need some kind of a big event to drive people to sign up,” Naveen Sarma, senior director at S&P Global, told the Hollywood Reporter when asked about NBC’s Peacock Olympic strategy. “Those ‘must-see’ events do drive people to subscribe.”
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Peacock’s lack of live streaming events is baffling. The service is really lagging behind the other streamers in terms of users. Here's a big national showcase that can drive new subscriptions and most of the events aren't live on it. Huh? Unless it's a thing regarding existing contracts, I just don't get it.

I'm visiting my girlfriend this weekend (an hour away from me) and we want to watch the primetime rebroadcast of the opening ceremonies. I have Peacock premium, but it won't stream there until tomorrow morning. I brought one of my TV antennae with me and tried it on two sets in different parts of her house, but apparently her area is in an OTA dead spot and can't pick up anything. (The channels she "should" get are either in DC or Richmond, both over 50 miles away in either direction. Research on nerdy antenna forums confirms it's a tough area for reception.) Thankfully, her dad has YouTube TV and just added her to his household, so we'll be able to watch it "live".

Kinda makes you long for the days of the Triplecast.
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Yeah, the way Peacock is using their streaming service to cover the Olympics is baffling. I figured I could go there to see the events live, but nope.
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Yeah, the way Peacock is using their streaming service to cover the Olympics is baffling. I figured I could go there to see the events live, but nope.
NBC in general is horrible with their Olympic coverage. They have always been behind the current technology when it comes to showing these events. It’s one of the main reasons why all major sports with the exception of the NFL are going with Turner or ESPN for their broadcasting. The whole Peacock having limited Olympic content is just another stupid decision under their belt. Also, blame the IOC for the whole replay bullshit. They are also responsible for their stupid handling of the Olympic content. It’s one of the reasons clips from the games are being taken down from social media and the fact that there aren’t DVDs of the Dream Team games or other notable Olympic content. They are as bad as the Academy Awards when it comes down to licensing their content
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I pondered subscribing for the Olympics, but I heard about their approach to how they would be broadcasting. Decided it wasn’t worth it.
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Anyone have Peacock Premium without ads? Wondering if worth $10 just for Dr. Death and AP Bio, maybe couple others. But you can cancel easily anytime, right?
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Anyone have Peacock Premium without ads? Wondering if worth $10 just for Dr. Death and AP Bio, maybe couple others. But you can cancel easily anytime, right?
I guesss you don’t have Comcast.
I don’t think the commercials are all tht intrusive.
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I do not. I have Optimum/Altice. I still hate commercials. I know these are shorter and much less than cable or broadcast, but sometimes takes me out of it. And reason why streaming so much better than live tv. I even dvr stuff I delete until I can steam.
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Anyone have Peacock Premium without ads? Wondering if worth $10 just for Dr. Death and AP Bio, maybe couple others. But you can cancel easily anytime, right?
We signed up for a month only to watch "Dr. Death" and it was so incredibly worth it. One of the best series of the year.

Nothing else on NBC interests us.
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I've been using Peacock to watch Summer House and I like that the commercial breaks are only about 45 seconds. If I try to watch Summer House on demand on YouTube TV, the commercial breaks are at least two minutes.
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Peacock TV offers 50% off 3-month premium package ahead of Notre Dame football

Peacock TV is now offering a its premium three-month package at a 50 percent discount ahead of the starts of broadcasting Notre Dame football.

The normal $4.99 a month for the premium option is being reduced to $2.50 when you use the promo code “NOTRE DAME.” The three-month subscription will run $7.50 as opposed to the $14.97 charge.

After the three-month deal expires, the subscription will auto-renew monthly at the normal $4.99 rate.

It was announced last month that Notre Dame’s season-opening game against Toledo will not be televised on NBC but instead live streamed on Peacock.

The game, slated for Saturday, Sept. 11, marks the first time a Fighting Irish game is available to watch exclusively on a streaming service.

All other Notre Dame home games during the upcoming season will air on NBC and stream on Peacock.
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‘Halloween Kills’ to Premiere on Peacock and in Theaters on the Same Day

“Halloween Kills,” the upcoming entry in Universal’s slasher franchise, will debut on Peacock on the same day as its theatrical release.

Starring Jamie Lee Curtis as the avenging teen-babysitter-turned-grandmother Laurie Strode, “Halloween Kills” is scheduled to debut on Oct. 15.

The scary sequel will be available to Peacock Premium subscribers at no extra fee. The service launched in 2020 and runs at $4.99 per month for its ad-supported tier or $9.99 without advertisements.

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Fuck yeah!!! Glad I subscribe!!! They are getting done big gets. This, nfl. Not bad.
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Fuck yeah!!! Glad I subscribe!!! They are getting done big gets. This, nfl. Not bad.
I couldn’t have said it this way myself!
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For some reason, some gets changed to done everywhere I write it. Don’t know wtf I was trying to say at end there…
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Oh I was trying to say this (Halloween) and NFL.
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For some reason, some gets changed to done everywhere I write it. Don’t know wtf I was trying to say at end there…

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Peacock, fix your surround sound problems goddamnit!
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Peacock’s Full Lineup Has Way More Horror Than Just ‘Halloween Kills’ Coming in October

If you think 'Halloween Kills' is the only reason for horror fans to subscribe to Peacock, think again.

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Horror fans who didn’t think they needed another streaming service thought twice when it was revealed that Halloween Kills would be released on Peacock on October 15, the same day the film arrives in theaters.

But exciting as the news of Halloween Kills‘ release is, it’s really the tip of the bloody iceberg when it comes to the multitude of horror offerings arriving at Peacock in October. Highlights include the bulk of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, most of the Child’s Play movies, a handful of Friday the 13th flicks, and a gaggle of Saw installments.

Check out all the horror (and horror-adjacent) movies coming to Peacock next month below:

October 1

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors (1987)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Bad Moon (1996)
Bride of Chucky (1998)
Cat People (1982)
Child’s Play 2 (1990)
Child’s Play 3 (1991)
Cult of Chucky (2017)
Curse of Chucky (2013)
Curse of the Fly (1965)
Devil (2010)
Dracula (1931)
Dracula (1979)
Firestarter: Rekindled (Season One)
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Friday the 13th-Part II (1981)
Friday the 13th-Part V: A New Beginning (1985)
Friday the 13th-Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
Friday the 13th-Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Friday the 13th-Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
Friday the 13th (1980)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Gremlins (1984)
It Follows (2015)
Jason X (2001)
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Leprechaun 4: Lost in Space (1997)
Leprechaun II (1994)
Leprechaun III (1995)
Leprechaun Origins (2014)
Leprechaun V: In the Hood (2000)
Leprechaun VI: Back 2 Tha Hood (2003)
Leprechaun (1993)
Monster High: Boo York, Boo York (2015)
Monster High: Haunted
Monster High: New Ghoul at School (2010)
Monster High: Scaremester Collection #03
Phantasm II (1988)
Predator 2 (1990)
Predator (1987)
Predators (2010)
Prince of Darkness (1987)
Prometheus (2012)
Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)
Return of the Fly (1959)
Rings (2017)
Saw 2 (2005)
Saw 3 (2006)
Saw 3D (2010)
Saw 4 (2007)
Saw 5 (2008)
Saw 6 (2009)
Saw (2004)
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
Seed of Chucky (2004)
Separation (2021)
Shocker (1989)
Slither (2006)
Tales from the Hood 3 (2020)
The Burbs (1989)
The Fly (1958)
The Funhouse (1981)
The Mask (1994)
The Omen (2006)
The People Under the Stairs (1991)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
The Skeleton Key (2005)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
Videodrome (1983)
Village of the Damned (1995)

October 2

Tales From the Hood 2 (2018)

October 7

One of Us Is Lying (Season One, 2021, Peacock Original)
Create the Escape (Season One, 2021, Peacock Original)

October 13

Dead Silence (2007)

October 14

Snoop and Martha’s Very Tasty Halloween (2021, Peacock Original)

October 15

Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Dark Crimes (2018)
Halloween Kills (2021)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)
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Are all those on regular Peacock or Peacock Premium?
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I guess it was a good move to call this “Peacocktober” and not “Cocktober”.
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Looks like Peacock will be relaunching next year, which is good news. The UI really needs a revamp and I've already bitched here about the Olympics coverage.

Report: NBCUniversal Has Big Plans for Peacock Relaunch According to Leaked Info

OCT 1, 2021, 7:10 AM PDTSteve AndersonNBCUniversal is planning a relaunch of its Peacock streaming service early in 2022. That’s the word from a leaked strategy deck that Business Insider picked up.

The goal, according to the leaked info, is to set up Peacock as a “top 4 must-have SVOD (streaming video on demand)” platform. How does it reach such heights currently occupied by incumbent operations like Netflix and Hulu? Simple; through “mass premium customer acquisition.”

This is sort of like saying that your plan to be a billionaire is to “find a billion dollars.” However, Peacock’s plan to acquire those premium customers en masse seems to be a bit more tangible, thanks to some input from users and advertisers.

The biggest change is that starting in 2022, Peacock will be the exclusive home to all Universal movies after they leave theaters.
One of the major plans revealed in the deck is the plan to revamp Peacock’s interface. One of the biggest complaints about Peacock came from its airing of the Tokyo Olympics. Users found the interface “confusing,” and also lacking overall. Most streaming viewers were only allowed to see highlights from events rather than whole events. With another Olympics coming in 2022 — this time in Beijing for the Winter Olympics — Peacock has plans to make things run a lot more smoothly for viewers.

This is good news, as International Olympic Committee officials have already announced that viewing the Olympics live in-person will be limited to Chinese citizens alone. Anyone else wanting to watch will have to do so from a streaming or televised platform.

Meanwhile, for those not in to see the Olympics, NBC has plans there as well. The company plans to appeal directly to viewers with its upcoming marketing, focused around the phrase “For All Fankind.” According to Insider, NBC is already seeking marketing agencies to build advertising around this theme, complete with a laundry list of issues to focus on and to avoid.

Peacock certainly has some assets to appeal to the fan, but it’s generally around sports. Whether its WWE Network, Premier League, Notre Dame Football, or Sunday Night Football. They also recently reached with Steph Curry to bring several new pieces of content to Peacock and their cable channels.

If it seems odd that Peacock would have a relaunch when its actual launch was maybe a year ago, it’s not so odd.

Remember, Peacock tried its initial launch in time for the original 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games — right in the middle of the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic; when it wasn’t even clear if the Olympics would take place to begin with. Such conditions do not bode well for a business launch. Certainly, it was a good time to be a streaming platform. All of those people sitting home with little better to do than stream video made for excellent circumstances.

Peacock may have had a few too many growing pains for its own good. Clunky interfaces, slow content adoption, and an Olympics experience that was hardly world-class, all hurt the platform.

While its ambitions certainly don’t want for ambition, getting Peacock into the top four is going to be a challenge. We know that streaming viewers demand low prices and a wide variety of content. We also know that NBCUniversal / Comcast’s ability to get content to Peacock is complicated by its earlier agreements with Hulu. Still, Peacock is clearly planning to shoot for the moon here, and even if it doesn’t get quite that far, it could still wind up among the stars.
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Are all those on regular Peacock or Peacock Premium?
I don't know which are which, but I've been going through the Elm Street and Universal monster movies. The latter has a 5 second card at the beginning saying they're available to all. The former films don't show that. Gotta say, though, I'm impressed with their scary movie lineup.
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They need to improve the WWE Network and make it easier to find past shows,past classic content and past PPVs.

Some past promotions have listing's on three or four(or more) banners when it should be just one.

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