Peacock – the NBCUniversal D2C streaming service – has taken its first tentative steps into European markets, soft launching on Sky platforms in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In the coming months, Peacock will continue its expansion into Sky territories in Germany, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland, and will be made available to almost 20 million Sky customers.
Sky TV customers and NOW Entertainment Members in the UK and Ireland will now have free access to Peacock’s catalogue, with thousands of hours of TV shows and movies, including classic TV shows like The Office, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live, popular dramas such as Downtown Abbey and Battlestar Galactica, and unscripted series such as Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Peacock viewers will also have access to movie titles such as Best Man, Bird on a Wire and Children of Men.
Zai Bennett, Managing Director, Content at Sky UK and Ireland, said, “The introduction of Peacock content on Sky and NOW will expand the incredible line-up available to all our customers, giving them access to even more of the best entertainment from our partners at NBCUniversal. With brand new Peacock Originals, must-watch reality and hit library series, we couldn’t be more excited to add Peacock for all our customers, at no extra cost.”