Peacock streaming platform to be available free to Sky TV and Now TV subscribers later this year

Sky has announced a deal with Comcast, parent company of NBCUniversal, to carry the Peacock streaming platform in the UK and Europe.

The VOD service, which launched in the US last summer, will be available for free to all Sky TV customers, plus Now TV Entertainment package subscribers, at an unspecified date later this year.

Peacock, a rival to similar studio-owned streamers like Disney+, HBO Max and Discovery+, will bring 'over 7,000 hours of content' to Sky/Now TV users. As with its US iteration, the content will be ad-supported.

Sky has yet to confirm launch programming, or what audio/video formats will be available. However, as Peacock doesn't yet offer 4K HDR or Dolby Atmos audio Stateside, don't get your hopes up.

Peacock's current library includes catalogue TV series such as The Office and Suits, plus new original commissions inluding sitcom Rutherford Falls.

Says Sky: 'Over time, Peacock will continue to enhance its catalogue of content, drawing on the best Peacock Originals as well as NBCUniversal’s iconic library of series and movies.'

Sky's current roster of integrated VOD apps includes Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+.