NBCU Mulling A Universal-Branded Streaming Platform: Report

NBCUniversal — which went nationwide with its Peacock SVOD just eight months ago — is mulling another streamer launch, according to Insider.

NBCU CEO Jeff Shell has had recent discussions about the possibility of creating a service that would use Universal branding, which unlike Peacock, has built-in awareness around the world, says the report.

The service could in theory feature Universal movies, currently under an HBO deal until 2023, and eventually take back some NBCU content from Hulu.  

Comcast and AT&T, owners of NBCU and WarnerMedia, respectively, have also had some discussion about the possibility of closer working relationships between those two media companies, according to Insider.

A number of analysts have pushed the idea of an NBCU/WarnerMedia merger in recent times.



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