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NBCUniversal Streaming Service Peacock Comes at $5-per-month

NBCUniversal’s new Peacock streaming platform will offer free and $5-per-month options with advertising to attempt to win customers for its belated bid into the net streaming wars, the company announced Thursday.

NBCUniversal parent Comcast is betting that viewers who’ve abandoned traditional pay TV and are wary of being asked to open their wallets for a number of streaming services will embrace a no-cost alternative with advertisements.

Peacock will debut for Comcast prospects on April 15 and across the U.S. on July 15. The corporate plans to expand the service to other nations over time.

Executives unveiled their offering at a celeb-studded presentation to investors inside Studio 8H in New York’s 30 Rockefeller Plaza, where a long-running sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” is broadcast.

Actor and writer Tina Fey, who’s creating a comedy series for Peacock, came onstage to highlight the breadth of programming to be available, from next-day entry to current NBC series to the entire library of shows, including “Cheers,” “The Office” and “Saturday Night Live”, in addition to classic movies from “Jaws” to “Jurassic Park.”

“Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon stated his present and “Late Night with Seth Meyers” could be available to some prospects of Peacock – which was named after NBC’s longtime logo – over three hours before they air on traditional tv.

NBCUniversal said it expects to succeed in 30 million to 35 million active Peacock subscriptions by 2024.

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Accuracy. Speed. Client Satisfaction. These three things have been the focus of my proofreading and copy writing work prior to joining ELANCE. I have experience in proofing and editing at all levels of academic work – from high school through to PhD. Within that, I have particular experience in proofing work carried out by students whose first language is not English, but who have chosen academic studies in English. I am employed as a high-school English teacher, giving me daily experience of correcting spelling, grammar, idioms and phrasing – and an infinite amount of patience when it comes to the written word. I also have experience in proof reading and copy editing for commercial purposes.