- Once an original partner of Hulu when it launched in 2007, NBC Universal announced today that they will not renew a content deal with the streaming service, now majority-owned by The Walt Disney Company.
- NBC Universal started their own streaming service, Peacock, in 2020 and starting this September, that will be the only place to stream NBC Universal TV content.
- NBC Universal’s parent company Comcast currently has a financial stake in Hulu through 2024.
- Among the shows affected by this decision are Saturday Night Live and The Voice, although a full roster has not been announced and Hulu could make streaming agreement deals on a per-show basis.
- Peacock ended 2021 with 24.5 million active accounts, the majority at the $4.99 ad-based rate (free for Comcast subscribers) with 9 million paying subscribers at the $9.99 monthly rate.
- Disney revealed in January that Hulu subscribers have continued to increase, currently standing at 45.3 million subscribers, with ad-based plans starting at $6.99/month, but also offering Hulu + Live TV deals for chord cutters, which includes a package of NBC Universal channels, including NBC.