Peacock adds live local news channels to its streaming schedule

Deepak Gupta January 20, 2022
Updated 2022/01/20 at 5:45 PM

NBCUniversal’s Peacock won’t let live news from rivals like CBS go unanswered. The streaming service has added Free 24-hour local news from NBC stations for all users. Streams are initially available from stations in Boston (including the New England Cable Network), Chicago, Miami and Philadelphia. The New York and Los Angeles channels will be available in the “coming months”.

The platform already has live and on-demand news from NBC’s private label services, as well as Sky and Telemundo. You can also watch live entertainment TV from 11 local NBC stations, including cities in the news release.

The decision may have been an easy one to make. Streaming existing news channels won’t cost much more and could help Peacock serve cable cutters who may still want local events in between. The office marathons. There is also growing competition. Live news is quickly becoming a selling point, including through Amazon’s free app on Fire TV devices. NBC stations could reduce the temptation to switch to other channels and services.

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