Peacock to Launch on Samsung Smart TVs June 8

Peacock and Samsung June 7 announced that the NBCUniversal streaming service will be available on Samsung Smart TVs beginning 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 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,” Maggie McLean Suniewick, president of business development and partnerships for Peacock, said in a statement.

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From the world premiere of The Boss Baby: Family Business to the Tokyo Olympics, Samsung users (with a Peacock subscription) will have access to major programming events, as well Peacock’s catalog of the movies, TV shows, news and sports.

“The launch of Peacock enables Samsung to augment its news and entertainment offerings with world-class content and programming from NBCUniversal,” said Salek Brodsky, VP of strategic partnerships & business development for Samsung Electronics, in a statement.

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; and sports series “Golden: The Journey of USA’s Elite Gymnasts” and “Michael Phelps: Medals, Memories, & More.”

This content complements a library of shows including “The Office,” “Modern Family,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Cheers,” “Yellowstone,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Downton Abbey,” “Real Housewives,” “Top Chef,” and “Curious George,” as well as the “Jurassic Park,” “The Matrix” and “Ghostbusters” movie franchises.

Upcoming live events and specials on Peacock 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 and the Premier Lacrosse League.

The Peacock app also features news highlights from “Today,” “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt,” “Meet the Press,” “Noticias Telemundo,” MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, “E! News” and “Access Hollywood.”

Peacock’s list of streaming channels includes clip-based channels such as Fallon Tonight and SNL Vault; exclusive news channel The Choice; sports channels GolfPass and NBC Sports; franchise-specific channels “The Real Housewives” and “Unsolved Mysteries”; and genre channels such as Peacock Reality and Classic TV Crime.

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