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NBCUniversal’s Peacock secures deal to stream A+E Networks programming

NBCUniversal streamer Peacock has entered into a licensing deal with A+E Networks to bring “hundreds of hours” of the broadcasting company’s programming to Peacock after the service launches later this year. Peacock ...
February 27, 2020

NBCUniversal streamer Peacock has entered into a licensing deal with A+E Networks to bring “hundreds of hours” of the broadcasting company’s programming to Peacock after the service launches later this year.

Peacock will offer A&E series such as The First 48, Storage Wars and Cold Case Files, as well as History titles including Pawn Stars (pictured), American Pickers, Ancient Aliens and The Curse of Oak Island.

“We are excited to make some of A+E Networks’ most popular shows available on Peacock later this year,” Frances Manfredi, president of content acquisition and strategy at Peacock and NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises, said in a statement. “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.”

The free, ad-supported streaming service is expected to launch in April for select Comcast video customers, and nationally across platforms in July. Peacock will feature “thousands of hours” of content, including exclusive originals, from NBCUniversal and beyond.

“We are excited to partner with Peacock,” Steve MacDonald, president of global content licensing and international at A+E Networks, said in a statement. “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.”

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