Inside Peacock’s Ambitious Plan to Crash a Crowded Streaming Field [Variety]

Inside Peacock’s Ambitious Plan to Crash a Crowded Streaming Field [Variety]

By Todd Spangler

July 7, 2020 | In September 2019, Steve Burke, then NBCUniversal chief executive, called Matt Strauss, with a question: Would he take the wheel of the Peacock project?

Strauss would need to unleash the service across the U.S. on a dauntingly short timeline — in just 10 months, pegged to the Tokyo Olympics (more on that later). Peacock would face massive competitors and come to the starting line with comparatively very low brand recognition. Comcast and NBCU wouldn’t be investing as much in the project as peers Disney or WarnerMedia planned to in their respective streaming vehicles.

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