Why NBCU Is Still Optimistic About Peacock Despite Mid-Pandemic, Olympics-Free Launch

Streaming service’s debut will be battered by pandemic, but execs now shifting focus towards bigger 2021

No streaming service saw its plans more greatly affected by the coronavirus pandemic than NBCUniversal. It’s a small miracle that Peacock will be able to make its early mini-launch on Wednesday — just for Comcast subscribers — as well as its July 15 nationwide debut.

“Even though we now have 100% of the Peacock team working from home around the globe,” NBCU executive Matt Strauss told reporters on Tuesday, “we have been able to maintain our timeline.”

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Tim Baysinger

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