Peacock Adds Free Streaming from Local Owned Local Stations

By Kevin Eck 

Peacock has started streaming content from some of its NBC owned television stations.

On Friday, all users have 24/7 free access to NBC 5 Chicago (WMAQ), NBC 10 Philadelphia (WCAU), NBC10 Boston (WBTS) and New England Cable Network (NECN), and NBC 6 Miami (WTVJ). NBC 4 New York (WNBC) and NBC 4 Los Angeles (KNBC) will be available to stream for free in the months ahead.

The new channels are titled NBC Chicago News, NBC Philadelphia News, NBC Boston News and NBC South Florida News and offer Peacock subscribers around-the-clock access to comprehensive, local news coverage. Viewers can choose from simulcast and encore news programming, along with breaking news and original content produced by its NBC station’s local news operations.


“We’re thrilled to add the incredible reporting of our NBC owned television stations to Peacock’s unique programming slate that both informs and entertains,” said Jen Brown, svp of program planning for Peacock. “We know the importance of local news to our subscribers and this further distinguishes the Peacock experience where you can stream everything from award-winning news content to original scripted shows, premium movies, live sports and more all on our platform.”