Peacock Strikes Licensing Deal With A+E Networks
New York, NY
Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, today announced a licensing deal with A+E Networks that will make hundreds of hours of episodes of hit series from A&E and HISTORY available to stream after the service launches later this year.
Customers will enjoy access to popular A&E series including “First 48,” “Storage Wars” and “Cold Case Files,” and hit series from HISTORY including “Pawn Stars,” “American Pickers,” “Ancient Aliens,” “Curse of Oak Island” and “Project Blue Book.”
“We are excited to make some of A+E Networks’ most popular shows available on Peacock later this year,” said Frances Manfredi, President, Content Acquisition and Strategy, Peacock and NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises. “In addition to the strong portfolio of NBCUniversal programming available on Peacock, we continue to aggregate content from other networks and studios, like A&E and HISTORY, that maximizes the breadth and depth of choice for our customers.”
We of course strongly believe in the power of the A+E Networks’ library of content, and that it will prove to strengthen Peacock’s offerings.
Peacock is a free ad-supported streaming service with subscription tiers, providing customers with a unique, timely and complete entertainment experience that offers everything they love to watch, all in one place. Launching in April for Comcast video customers with Xfinity X1 and internet-only customers with Xfinity Flex, and nationally across platforms in July, Peacock will feature thousands of hours of on demand movies and shows—including exclusive originals— from NBCUniversal and beyond, as well as current and live content including news, sports, late night, reality, Hispanic programming and more.
“We are excited to partner with Peacock,” said Steve MacDonald, President, Global Content Licensing and International, A+E Networks. “We of course strongly believe in the power of the A+E Networks’ library of content, and that it will prove to strengthen Peacock’s offerings.”
Featured A&E series available on Peacock include:
Featured HISTORY series available on Peacock include: