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Sky brings Peacock to Europe

Comcast's streaming service will make its international debut in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland

Sky is bringing parent company Comcast’s streaming service Peacock to Europe later this year.

Peacock will make its international debut across Sky platforms, including Sky Q, NOW, and Sky Ticket, in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland.

Ad-supported Peacock programming will be available to all Sky TV customers at no additional cost, bundled as part of the entertainment membership on NOW and Sky Ticket.

“Comcast’s Xfinity has been integral to the success of our go-to-market strategy with Peacock in the US, and we see a similar opportunity to expand internationally with Sky,” said Jeff Shell, chief executive officer, NBCUniversal.

“We are excited to bring Peacock to millions of Sky customers and add incredible value to their platforms with a premium catalogue of the best entertainment from across NBCUniversal that is included with their subscription. By leveraging Comcast’s Xfinity platforms in the US, we were able to test and learn, quickly drive scale, usage, and brand awareness of Peacock. We look forward to doing the same with Sky in Europe.”

Dana Strong, group chief executive officer of Sky, added, Peacock will be a great addition for Sky customers with over 7,000 hours of content at no additional cost. This exceptional value add is another example of the great ways we are innovating to bring more benefits to our customers from the synergies across Sky, NBCUniversal, and Comcast Cable.”