Universal Loves Putting Its Movies on Peacock, but Amazon Money Is an Offer It Can’t Refuse
NBCUniversal could have renewed its soon-to-expire film output deals with competing streaming services; it could have gone the Disney route and kept its movies for itself via Peacock.
In the end, the answer was a little bit of both — or as Universal described it, a “modernized windowing structure.”Translated, that means Amazon and Universal made a multi-year licensing deal in which Prime Video gets new theatrical releases after they’ve left theaters and after they’ve spent four months on Peacock.
They’ll spend 10 months on Prime before returning to Peacock for another four months and then leaving again for other revenue streams.The deal starts in 2022, and will also include prominent franchise library titles: “Fast & Furious,” “Jurassic Park,” and “Bourne” movies.
They’ll all be available on Prime Video as part of the deal and Amazon’s free, ad-supported streaming service, IMDb TV, also gets an exclusive window for Universal’s 2020-21 slate,
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