Peacock Inks Licensing Deal with A+E Networks

Peacock Inks Licensing Deal with A+E Networks
Peacock has inked a licensing deal with A+E Networks that will bring hundreds of hours of content to the upcoming streaming service.

The NBCUniversal-owned Peacock, which launches July 15, announced it will be getting a variety of series from A&e and History, including “First 48,” “Storage Wars,” “Cold Case Files,” “Pawn Stars,” “American Pickers,” “Ancient Aliens,” “Curse of Oak Island” and “Project Blue Book.”

The company’s statement did not include a release date for any of the A&e and History series’ and an NBCUniversal spokesperson did not return a request for comment.

Peacock’s new licensing deal was announced during the lull before the next major phase of the streaming wars. WarnerMedia’s HBO Max is slated to launch sometime in May, while Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s mobile-focused Quibi releases on April 6. Peacock will be the last of the year’s major new streaming services to hit the market,
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