NBCUniversal is apparently launching its own streaming service in 2020
Can we just go back to cable at this point?
Man, remember when we complained about cable bills? Now, I catch myself complaining about my number of streaming services, Twitch Prime subscriptions, and various other things that were supposed to save me money being dinged on my bank account each month.
Now, because it’s the cool thing to do, NBCUniversal is set to launch its own streaming service in 2020, according to CNBC. The service will reportedly run for around $12 a month if you do not subscribe to a pay-TV service.
Also from the report, NBC will have to finalize some deals with pay-TV services to make this happen, but it is looking like everything will go according to plan.
Shows on the streaming service
It’s not yet clear which shows will be available through the platform, but the press release notes that “NBCUniversal will continue to license content to other studios and platforms, while retaining rights to certain titles for its new service.”
So, who knows. CNBC also notes that the service will most likely feature live news and sports and that content from the 2020 Summer Olympics could be an early feature for the streaming service.
With so many companies getting involved with streaming, it will be an interesting landscape in the years to come. Netflix is obviously still dominating, but Hulu is doing a great job in the US with 25 million subscribers and plans to expand past the US and Japan. Disney is also preparing to launch a streaming service of its own that is almost guaranteed to be a hit.
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