Peacock Reaches 33 Million Sign-Ups In The US, And The Office Only Just Arrived
NBC's streaming service that hosts The Office is proving to be very popular.
Media giant NBC's push into the digital streaming market has gotten off to a strong start. Parent company Comcast announced on Thursday that the streaming service Peacock now has 33 million sign-ups in the US, which is up from 26 million at the end of 2020.
The 33 million figure covers free accounts and those who pay for the premium, ad-free version of Peacock. As GameSpot sister site CNET points out, the number of sign-ups is not necessarily equal to the number of people who actually use the service.
Peacock is only available in the United States right now. It launched back in July, but the platform's main offering so far--The Office--didn't arrive until January 1 after its agreement with Netflix came to an end. Peacock has "hundreds" of TV shows and movies, along with a live news channel and a variety of sports content.
Just recently, it was announced that Peacock would be the exclusive streaming home for WWE content starting in March.
By comparison, Netflix recently surpassed 200 million accounts, while Disney+ has 86 million subscribers. These are not apples-to-apples comparisons, however, for a variety of reasons, including reporting methodology, time in the market, and other factors.
Comcast will conduct an earnings call to discuss these results and more starting at 8:30 AM ET, so keep checking back with GameSpot for more insight on Peacock and the company's other units.
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