The Wall Street Journal reports "NBCUniversal is finalizing a plan that would drastically change its partnership with Hulu, shifting high-profile programming to its own Peacock streaming platform." The plan would shift Saturday Night Live, The Voice, American Auto and other shows that are currently available the next day on Hulu to Peacock's premium tier instead. "NBCUniversal has taken many steps recently to strengthen Peacock, which has struggled to establish itself in a crowded environment. The move would also be the latest indication of the changing relationship between Hulu’s co-owners—Walt Disney Co. and NBCUniversal—which went from streaming partners to direct competitors in recent years," report the Wall Street Journal's Joe Flint and Lillian Rizzo. NBC Universal has until Friday to inform Disney of its plans regarding the Hulu content-sharing pact. ALSO: SNL was the most popular show on Hulu in January.
TOPICS: Hulu, NBC, American Auto, Saturday Night Live, This Is Us, The Voice, NBC Universal