Peacock will stream NBCUniversal movies as soon as 45 days after theatrical release

peacock will stream nbcuniversal movies as soon as 45 days after theatrical release

The “majority” of films from Universal Filmed Entertainment Group will be available exclusively on Peacock. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

NBCUniversal committed to adding the “majority” of films from Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Illumination, and DreamWorks Animation Films to its Peacock streaming service as soon as 45 days after they hit theaters, according to a press release. The new strategy kicks off with its 2022 slate of films.

This model means that movies including The 355, Halloween Ends, and Downton Abbey: A New Era will be available on Peacock soon after they debut in theaters. However, some of the company’s bigger 2022 movies, including Jurassic World: Dominion and Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, aren’t expected to be part of this arrangement, according to Variety.

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