If you were looking to cut your cable subscription, but stuck around because of local news, NBC has news for you.
Starting Thursday, Peacock users can stream Keith Jones, Erin Coleman, Tracy Davidson and the entire NBC10 news crew without a cable subscription. It’s the second Philadelphia newscast to open on their parent company’s streaming service – CBS3 is currently available to stream on Paramount+ for premium subscribers. 6ABC does not appear on Hulu (although it does appear on Hulu + Live TV) and Fox does not have an over-the-top streaming product for Fox 29.
If you’re a Peacock subscriber, click “Channels” at the bottom of the main menu, then scroll down until you find the NBC Philadelphia News listing.
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“We are thrilled to be one of the first stations to launch on Peacock,” said Ric Harris, President and CEO of NBC10 and Telemundo62.
There are major limitations. NBC Philadelphia News is only live when NBC10 News airs a new show. Otherwise, users will see a replay of a previous newscast.
Watching Thursday morning as the Today was airing, NBC Philadelphia News aired NBC10’s 5 a.m. show without noticing that it was not live, which meant that the newspaper’s weather and traffic reports were two hours old.
Also, there is no way to pause or rewind the broadcast in Peacock. So if you missed something, you’re out of luck. And the new station doesn’t include NBC Sports Philadelphia programming, so don’t expect local sports coverage outside of what appears during a normal newscast.
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In addition to news, the channel will also include NBC10 News, Philly live, NBC10 At issueand local news specials, including the station’s coverage of the Broad Street Run and Wawa Welcome America.
NBC10 is one of four NBC-owned television channels that launched on Peacock Thursday, alongside stations in Chicago, Boston and South Florida. NBC said stations carrying local news from New York and Los Angeles will launch later this year. NBC10 and other local Philadelphia stations are also available on so-called “skinny packages” that include YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, DIRECTV Stream and Sling TV.
NBCUniversal announced earlier this month that it would broadcast all events from the 2022 Winter Olympics, including its studio coverage, live on Peacock to subscribers. It’s very different from how they handled the Tokyo Olympics last year, when the company only broadcast gymnastics, track and field, and a handful of other live events. The Winter Olympics are due to begin on February 4.
Comcast has been tight-lipped about how many people have subscribed to Peacock since its debut in April 2020. Over the summer, the company revealed it had 54 million signups, which is different from paying subscribers at the premium level. of the platform. During an earnings call in July, Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts said Peacock’s most popular series was the drama Dr. Deathwhich stars Joshua Jackson, Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater.
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