Universal movies to stream on Peacock after they open in theaters

Peacock will get a far more constant stream of brand-new motion pictures beginning in 2022. Next year, Universal’s movies will stream on Peacock no behind 4 months after they strike theaters, the 2 business revealed on Tuesday.

The brand-new offer is a departure from the existing established that has Universal’s movies heading straight to HBO after their theatrical window. Nevertheless, beginning in 2022, Universal’s motion pictures will relocate to its internal streaming service Peacock. Both Universal and Peacock are owned by Comcast, making this a natural partnership for the two companies.

Deals like this tend to last 18 months for each new movie and this new Universal and Peacock agreement is no different. However, what is different is how the deal will be structured. Peacock will have exclusive rights to new Universal films for the first four months and last four months of their 18-month streaming window. During the intervening 10 months, however, Universal can make deals with other networks to stream or show the motion pictures as well. Universal has yet to reveal which other business it will partner with.

This brand-new deal is somewhat similar to Universal’s current arrangement, which sees most of its movies go to HBO, while Illumination titles, like the Despicable Me, and Minions movies, go to Netflix.

This new agreement will begin in 2022, which means that it will include several huge Universal properties including Jurassic World: Dominion, Jordan Peele’s next motion picture, as well as several motion pictures from DreamWorks Animation and Lighting.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.