Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Hallmark coming to Peacock TV

For some users, me included, there is a desire for content from Hallmark Channel. And there are many ways to get that content. I'm always looking for the cheapest way, and it's been Frndly TV for some time.

There are free options, but those don't offer as much content, nor recent content. Still free methods such as Pluto TV, Xumo, and Roku Channel, and others, exist. Other cheap methods, though more costly than Frndly TV's $7/month price, are Philo and Sling TV, at $25 and $35 per month respectively.

More expensive services such as Vidgo, YouTube TV, Fubo, and DirecTV Stream also carry the Hallmark Channels.

Now, add another to the mix. Peacock will carry content from Hallmark as part of its package:

"As we continue to make Peacock a premium streaming destination, Hallmark is exactly the type of brand we want to align with," said Kelly Campbell, President of Peacock, and Direct-to-Consumer, NBCUniversal, in a statement. "Through this groundbreaking partnership, we’re giving Hallmark viewers a unique viewing experience while continuing to grow our audience, boosting engagement across both brands."

The hub will be available on Wednesday, November 2 and will feature live simulcasts of all three channels, next-day current on-demand programming and a library of movies. The hub’s VOD collection will include previously released Hallmark movies as well as new premiere movies for Peacock Premium subscribers.

The content will be live and on-demand content from Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Mysteries & Movies, and Hallmark Drama.

Peacock is $5/month for the Premium plan, and $10/month for the ad-free Premium Plus plan. There is a free tier, but it doesn't carry all of the content.

If Hallmark Channel is something you want in your Streaming Life, as of tomorrow, you'll have one more option, and an inexpensive option at that.

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