NBCU Sets New Windowing for Universal Movies on Peacock


NBCUniversal’s Peacock will stream most titles from Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) as early as 45 days after their theatrical and PVOD release.

This new distribution model will begin with the studio’s 2022 film slate, which includes projects from Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Illumination and DreamWorks Animation. Films coming to Peacock include The 355, Ticket to Paradise, The Black Phone, Marry Me, The Bad Guys, Downton Abbey: A New Era, Ambulance, Halloween Ends and more.

“As we continue investing in the most valued and sought-after content for Peacock, films are essential to that mix,” said Kelly Campbell, president of Peacock. “The team at Universal Filmed Entertainment Group are fantastic partners, and we are excited to bring their amazing slate of blockbuster films and beloved franchises to Peacock as early as 45 days after their theatrical release and provide a steady stream of fresh, original films exclusively for Peacock customers throughout the year.”

“Prioritizing the theatrical experience and eventizing our world-class content remains the cornerstone of our business,” said Peter Levinsohn, vice chairman and chief distribution officer of UFEG. “By ensuring our upcoming slate has both a theatrical window and timely Peacock debut, we satisfy the needs and expectations for key stakeholders across the spectrum, from our filmmakers and producing partners, to cinemagoers and Peacock subscribers.”