NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell Calls Peacock “Opposite Of Quibi”; Surprisingly Upbeat On Theme Parks & Broadcast Upfront

NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell Calls Peacock “Opposite Of Quibi”; Surprisingly Upbeat On Theme Parks & Broadcast Upfront
NBCUniversal chief Jeff Shell Thursday called Peacock “the opposite of Quibi,” predicted struggling theme parks will break even or better next year and gave some — albeit minimal — color on the upfront.

Peacock had 22 million signups, exceeding projections, and drawing on a combination of old, beloved content from the company’s vast library as well as new shows and those made by others.

“The fact that we have such a deep library of family stuff its kind of the opposite of Quibi,” said Shell on Comcast’s third quarter earnings call. He said Peacock viewers watch 30 Rock, chose from and the Dick Wolf library” and seem to like NBC news and sports as well as Yellowstone and Mr. Mercedes.

Quibi bit the dust last week in a high-profile flameout. The maker of short-form mobile content relied solely on new, high priced content and had no library — one of its myriad of problems.
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