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NBCUniversal Bloodbath: Peacock Fails to Grow Subscribers and Loses $467M

NBCUniversal can’t seem to whip up much consumer enthusiasm for its Peacock streaming service. The highly touted streamer — which features MSNBC programming and original scripted shows like “Queer as Folk” — failed to grow its subscriber base during the second quarter and even lost $467 million in the process.

THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW -- Episode 1159 -- Pictured: Seth MacFarlane -- (Photo by: Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank)

The Pandemic Is Changing Hollywood, Maybe Forever

NEW YORK (AP) — “No New ‘Movies’ Till Influenza Ends” blared a New York Times headline on Oct. 10, 1918, while the deadly second wave of the Spanish Flu was unfolding. A century later, during another pandemic, movies — quotes no longer necessary — are again facing a critical juncture. But it’s not because new films haven’t been coming out. By streaming service, video-on-demand, virtual theater or actual theater, a steady diet of films have been released under COVID-19 every week. The Times has reviewed more than 460 new movies since mid-March.

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