Charlotte Henry is a London-based technical journalist. A self-described media junkie, she writes about Apple — and now for the Mac Observer as well as our UK Associate Editor. She has also written for City A.M. (London’s daily business tabloid,) Computer Business Review, the Independent on Sunday and CapX. Her new book is: Not Buying It.
In this special episode, Charlotte and I discuss the various streaming TV services: Apple TV+, Netflix, Amazon, Disney+, CBS All Access, Britbox, Peacock, and Quibi. We chat about our favorite shows, our experiences viewing, the pricing, and the prospects of success for the new guys on the block. Charlotte loves The Bold Type (Netflix). John waxes poetic about The Mandalorian and Star Trek: Picard.
Two things will go live on April 15: Early access for NBC’s Peacock streaming service, and a price hike from Comcast.
The extra costs will not be readily evident to new customers as the rate increases mostly appear as hidden fees…For some customers, these price hikes have already taken effect as the company began the gradual squeeze in December. All totaled, subscriptions should increase by about 3.6 percent for most subscribers, whether they use Peacock or not.
John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the debut of NBC’s streaming service, and TV+ shows winning awards.
NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service is preparing to go live, and it has a somewhat different model to Apple TV+ and other rivals.
Many of the TV streaming services use tried-and-true marketing techniques to lure customers into subscriptions they can’t fully use. John examines the techniques used by NBCUiniversal’s Peacock.
NBCUniversal’s Streaming Service Peacock will arrive nationally on July 15 and will offer three different pricing tiers.