NBC News Now Crosses The Pond, Gaining Carriage On Sky And Virgin Media In The UK

NBC News Now Expanding to the UK through new distribution deals with corporate sibling Sky As well as Virgin Media,

deals for three year olds streaming The outlet provides a strong foundation for its global ambitions. The free, ad-supported streaming app is already available in 175 countries through the iOS and Android stores. Announcing the agreements, NBC News said they would pass at no additional cost to consumers, and that the ad-supported DNA of NBC News Now would remain intact in all markets.

Business models in streaming news are unfolding in the crowded streaming marketplace, with CNN+ about to launch as a $6-a-month subscription offering. Fox Nation has a similar price. CBS News and NBC News emphasize a free, ad-supported approach, while ABC News has its own free offerings, but also has significant real estate on Hulu.

NBC News Now averaged 60 million views in 2021 and over 20 million hours per month. This is one of three different streaming offerings NBCUniversal newsgroups, together Today All Day and MSNBC OptionWhich is run on the peacock of NBCU.

Satpal Brainach, Chief Commercial Officer of NBCU News Group.

Peacock, which launched in 2020, has similarly gained distribution in the UK and other regions through Sky, which parent Comcast acquired in 2018.