The competition was clearly more than the Summer Games of the Xxxii Olympiad, if you know what I mean? Aiming for 30 to 35 million “active accounts” by 2024 for revenue of $2.5 billion, according to head honcho Matt Strauss, Peacock didn’t come to just play. Put another way, based on today’s song and dance, pioneer Netflix, Jeff Bezo’s Amazon and the Marvel and Star Wars containing Disney+ will continue to sleep soundly, but WarnerMedia’s upcoming HBO Max and AppleTV+ might have a few long nights of the digital soul.
The name may suck, but NBCU’s entry into the streaming wars really took flight in a solid show & tell today. The surprising result,