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NBC Unveils Its New Streaming Service Peacock

LOS ANGELES – NBCUniversal unveiled its new streaming service Thursday, called Peacock, a free ad-supported streaming service with subscription tiers offering more than 600 movies and 400 television series — including the 2005 NBC comedy “The Office.”

The arrival comes about seven months after it was announced that the series, which ran from 2005 to 2013, would be leaving Netflix at the end of 2020. “We’re sad that NBC has decided to take The Office back for its own streaming platform — but members can binge watch the show to their hearts’ content ad-free on Netflix until January 2021,” said a Tweet from Netflix last June.

NBC announced the news in a press release that the “NBC sitcom will be available on the company’s soon-to-be-launched streaming service for five years, beginning 2021.”

Peacock Free is a free, ad-supported service that will offer more than 7,500 hours of programming, featuring a variety of NBC shows. It includes next day access to current seasons of new broadcast series, complete classic series, popular movies, curated daily news and sports programming including the Olympics, Spanish-language content, select episodes of Peacock originals and popular series, as well as other Peacock streaming channels.

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