• NBC comedy subscription service in works, would likely carry SNL, 30 Rock, The Office

    NBC is jumping into the video streaming game later this year. The home of Saturday Night Live plans to launch a subscription-video service just for comedies. SNL recently launched its own app offering more than 300 hours of sketches from the show’s 40 years. NBC has a wealth of content from both past and present to choose from, including parent company NBC Universal’s catalogue of comedy movies.

    NBC currently hosts some of the most treasured comedy franchises in existence such as Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, 30 Rock, The Office and recently-concluded Parks and Recreation. If it chooses to offer classic content, we could be seeing Seinfeld and Friends as a part of the service.

    NBCU is reportedly thinking of pricing the subscription at $2.50 to $3.50 per month. They join other networks debating digital subscription services for the cord cutters who would rather choose their networks than pay for hundreds of channels they never watch. CBS recently introduced their own monthly version for $5.99 granting access to current and past seasons of their shows plus the ability to stream the channel live. HBO and Showtime have also announced streaming video services for those without cable.

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