Streaming service Peacock finally landed in the UK back in 2021, with the platform becoming available on Sky devices such as Glass, Sky Q and NOW.


This meant Sky and NOW customers in the UK were able to watch Peacock’s extensive library of NBCUniversal content including Keeping up with the Kardashians, Suits, The Real Housewives of New York and more.

However, earlier in December, Sky confirmed that the service is shutting down.

"The Peacock app will close on 9th January," Sky said in an update on its website.

The move to close Peacock in the UK comes as owners Comcast recently revealed that the platform saw $2.8 billion in losses this year, despite the service having reached 30 million paid subscribers.

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"We’re focused on domestic, we can take the content that doesn’t go into Peacock and monetise it outside of the United States," Comcast CEO Mike Cavanagh explained.

He added: "I think for us, that’s not the ambition, we’ll figure out how to make sure our international joint ventures and partnerships and the like solve the problem of what it means not to have a global service of our own, and that can change over time.

"But our primary focus is figure out domestic and make sure that we continue to have the reach and relevance between linear and digital as we look several years down the road."

Read on for everything you need to know.

Can you watch Peacock in the UK?

Currently, NOW customers in the UK are able to access Peacock with an Entertainment Pass, which costs £9.99 per month.

Meanwhile, Sky TV customers are able to access Peacock from their box at home. For more information on how to become a Sky customer, visit its website.

However, Peacock’s streaming service will no longer be available in the UK from 9th January 2024. understands that although Peacock’s branded section is closing in the UK, Sky customers will still be able to access the vast majority of Peacock content through their existing subscription.

This will be available to Sky customers through Sky channels such as Sky Max and Sky Comedy.

Meanwhile, three reality titles will move to the Hayu app.

What is on Peacock in the UK?

Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane in Suits wearing a light blue shirt and brown skirt
Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane in Suits. NBC

Peacock includes an array of favourites from the NBCUniversal content library, as well as original content for Peacock.

There are numerous titles from NBCUniversal, including comedies such as The Office, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, Superstore and The Mindy Project.

Meanwhile, there are also classic drama series such as Battlestar Galactica, Bates Motel, Downton Abbey, Grimm, Heroes, Friday Night Lights, 12 Monkeys, Monk, House, Suits, Quantum Leap, Warehouse 13 and The Equalizer.

In terms of original Peacock content, there's mystery thriller The Lost Symbol, teen drama One of Us Is Lying and sitcom Rutherford Falls, which features The Office star Ed Helms.

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