Comcast CEO Brian said Peacock signups have surged 50% in six weeks and the app is the second most popular on its OTT product Xfinity Flex behind Netflix, and number three on Xfinity X1 behind Netflix and YouTube.
In a wide-ranging conversation at a media conference put on virtually by Goldman Sachs, the chief executive of NBC Universal parent said film and TV production is ramping up allowing the NBC to unveil a fall schedule in November and a strong slate of films 2021, a number of which have been pushed from this year. The ad market has picked up and the company is looking at two Olympic Games over the next 18 months. Roberts said that theme parks remain the biggest pain point in a COVID-19 world. Two of three park are opened and customer satisfaction is high, he said, but there are just people who won’t return until there’s a vaccine.
But he noted that parks was the company’s fastest growing business for a decade so he’s optimistic that things will return to normal when the pandemic subsides.