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PEACOCK TO LAUNCH ON SAMSUNG SMART TVs TOMORROW

Peacock and Samsung today announced that NBCUniversal’s streaming service will be available on Samsung Smart TVs beginning tomorrow, June 8. The Peacock app will bring tens of thousands of hours of on demand movies and shows, as well as live news and sports programming to millions of Samsung Smart TV households nationwide.

“Samsung is a powerful platform and we are excited to bring Peacock to millions of their dedicated streamers across the country,” said Maggie McLean Suniewick, President, Business Development and Partnerships, Peacock. “From the world premiere of The Boss Baby: Family Business to the Tokyo Olympics, Samsung users will now enjoy seamless access to many of the biggest programming events of the year, as well Peacock’s massive catalog of the best movies, TV shows, news and sports.”

“The launch of Peacock enables Samsung to augment its leading news and entertainment offerings with world-class content and programming from NBCUniversal,” said Salek Brodsky, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Business Development for Samsung Electronics. “Just in time for the Olympics, our partnership with Peacock also means Samsung users will now have more ways to access and enjoy the Tokyo Games.”

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“Our goal is to bring the breadth of NBCUniversal’s content to viewers across all screens and we welcome Samsung as a terrific new partner,” said Matt Bond, Chairman, Content Distribution, NBCUniversal. “We look forward to bringing Samsung’s millions of viewers our industry-leading content offering and delivering the experience they’ve come to expect from NBCUniversal.”

In addition to current season programming from NBC and Telemundo, recent Peacock Original premieres include comedies Girls5eva and Rutherford Falls; documentary series John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise; new episodes of The Amber Ruffin Show; dramas Dime Quién Soy: Mistress of War and Departure; sports series Golden: The Journey of USA’s Elite Gymnasts and Michael Phelps: Medals, Memories, & More. This content complements a massive library of hit shows including The OfficeModern FamilyParks and RecreationCheersYellowstoneFriday Night LightsDownton AbbeyReal HousewivesTop Chef, and Curious George, as well as blockbuster movie franchises Harry PotterJurassic ParkThe Matrix, and Ghostbusters.

Upcoming live events and specials include SummerSlam from WWE, Miley Cyrus’s Pride Concert Special “Stand By You” and sports coverage of the French Open, the Tokyo Olympics, Sunday Night Football, Premier Lacrosse League. The Peacock app also features news highlights from TODAY, NBC Nightly News with Lester HoltMeet the PressNoticias Telemundo, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC SportsE! Newsand Access Hollywood. Peacock features a growing list of streaming channels, including clip-based channels like Fallon Tonight and SNL Vault; exclusive news channel The Choice; sports channels like GolfPass and NBC Sports; franchise-specific channels like The Real Housewives and Unsolved Mysteries; and genre channels like Peacock Reality and Classic TV Crime.

For access to everything Peacock has to offer, Peacock Premium is available for $4.99 per month. Viewers may also upgrade to an ad-free version of Peacock Premium for an additional $5.00 per month. In addition to Samsung Smart TVs, Peacock is currently available on the Roku platform; Apple devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD; Google platforms and devices including Android™, Android TV™ devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X; Sony PlayStation4, PlayStation 4 Pro, and PlayStation5; and VIZIO SmartCast™ TVs and LG Smart TVs. Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers, as well as eligible Cox Contour customers, enjoy Peacock Premium included with their service at no additional cost. Viewers can sign up for Peacock at peacocktv.com.

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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography.

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