All NBCUniversal content material will quickly be accessible to stream on JioCinema. Reliance’s Viacom18 and NBCU introduced a multi-year partnership on Monday, which matches into impact subsequent month — June 2023 — with JioCinema serving because the vacation spot for Common’s catalogue of films and TV sequence in India. The programming will probably be accessible on a Peacock ‘branded hub,’ accessible to those that are subscribed to JioCinema’s new Premium SVOD tier. The plan is value Rs. 999 yearly and went dwell simply earlier this month because the streamer introduced choose HBO content material to the platform.
It will likely be attention-grabbing to see how the brand new Peacock/ NBCUniversal hub is original, given the present HBO one doesn’t have any correct branding and its content material is just listed haphazardly underneath the Premium part. It is even tougher discovering HBO content material from the homepage, the place it will get classes underneath generic titles akin to ‘Hollywood’s Best’ and ‘Critically Acclaimed’ — misplaced amongst all of the Indian content material JioCinema has to supply. At launch, JioCinema has promised iconic movies such because the uber-creative Puss in Boots: The Final Want, the sci-fi horror M3GAN, the Jurassic franchise, the Shrek films, and extra.
The announcement additionally mentions new releases akin to Quick X and The Tremendous Mario Bros. Film, alongside Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Oppenheimer film, all anticipated to come back to the streaming platform sooner or later.
Comparable guarantees have been made throughout the HBO deal, however as Might got here round, JioCinema’s Premium catalogue missed a bunch of titles together with Peacemaker and Euphoria — they’re nonetheless lacking to this date. I might suggest taking these content material guarantees with a sceptical angle — or reasonably, ready till folks on-line give preliminary impressions, otherwise you see these within the catalogue for your self.
The NBCUniversal portfolio contains content material from manufacturers akin to Common Tv, UCP, Common Worldwide Studios, Sky Studios, DreamWorks Animation, Common Footage, Focus Options, and extra. Comedies from NBCU’s huge library akin to The Workplace, Fits, Downtown Abbey, and Parks and Recreation are additionally a part of the deal. A few of these exhibits, particularly Steve Carell-led The Workplace and the Michelle Dockery-led Downton Abbey, are presently accessible to stream on Prime Video as nicely, so for now, it is unclear whether or not they may quickly disappear from Amazon’s streaming platform.
Peacock Authentic sequence such because the Bel-Air reimagining, Pitch Excellent: Bumper in Berlin, and The Calling, the investigative drama from Emmy award-winner David E. Kelley are additionally among the many choices right here. Followers of actuality tv are additionally in for a deal with, beginning with standard exhibits akin to The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills and Household Karma, which follows seven Indian-American buddies who attempt to stability the Miami way of life with their conventional upbringings.
“This partnership leverages JioCinema’s attain and experience to introduce Indian audiences to the Peacock model and NBCU’s portfolio, whereas JioCinema cements its place as the most important OTT service out there, now strengthened by an unprecedented quantity of best-in-class movies and sequence from NBCU,” the announcement concludes. Hopefully, the addition of NBCUniversal content material to JioCinema additionally comes with a full-blown interface replace that makes it simpler to navigate the content material you need, along with personalised settings akin to subtitle measurement, a resume playback choice, and the flexibility to downvote titles you are not excited about — akin to Netflix.
At present, there isn’t a concrete date for accessing NBCUniversal content material on JioCinema. Pricing for the premium plan is about at Rs. 999, which might additionally embody different Premium content material akin to HBO’s choices.