NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock will launch on July 15th. As that launch date nears, it’s been announced that the service has reached a licensing deal with ViacomCBS for more movies and TV shows! These films will have limited releases between the years of 2021-2023.

Movies Included:

Among these films are The Godfather trilogy, Catch Me If You Can, The Talented Mr. Ripley, American Beauty, Patriot Games, Last Holiday, Fatal Attraction, The Firm, and An Officer and a Gentleman.

TV Shows Included:

The TV series that are expected to premiere on July 15th will include Ray Donovan, The Affair, Undercover Boss, The Game, Everybody Hates Chris, and Real Husbands of Hollywood. Charmed is coming in October.

These shows and movies will still be available on ViacomCBS. They will be eligible during the expansion of CBS All Access.

Frances Manfredi, who is the President os Content Acquisition and Strategy over at Peacock stated:

“We are truly excited to bring some of the most popular movies and series from across the ViacomCBS family of brands to Peacock. We continue to expand the Peacock catalog with premium programming from NBCUniversal and beyond; partnering with companies like ViacomCBS to ensure that all of our viewers can choose from the best entertainment options available in the market today.”

Services Tiers

Peacock is free and includes ads. It includes over 7,500 hours of film and TV content. A premium, ad-supported tier will be available for $5 a month, but free for Comcast users. For an additional $5 a month, you can access the service without ads. The premium tier will include over 15,000 hours worth of content.

Dan Cohen, who is the President of ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group, commented:

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“This agreement with Peacock demonstrates the incredible and enduring value of ViacomCBS content. The partnership we are announcing today is consistent with our strategy to maximize the value of our content by selectively licensing our library product to third parties while prioritizing franchise IP for our own platforms.”

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Source: Deadline


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