Peacock is set to begin streaming MSNBC’s Morning Joe and CNBC’s Squawk Box each weekday as the streaming service continues to delve deeper into live TV. Essentially, Peacock is now looking to add a news hub to its streaming platform.
Ever since Peacock launched it has offered some access to live TV. More recently, however, it has become far more invested in live TV. The best example of this was the recent addition of NBC local affiliates, a benefit that is reserved for those signed up to the more expensive Premium Plus plan.
Beginning Tuesday, March 28, all Peacock subscribers will also be able to watch Morning Joe and Squawk Box live, and at no additional cost. According to the announcement, Morning Joe will available to stream live each weekday from 6-10 a.m. ET while Squawk Box will be available to watch between 6-9 a.m. ET on weekdays.
The shows will be available as part of a new Morning News Live Hub which will be visible and accessible on Peacock’s home screen during the morning hours. Alternatively, the shows will also be available to access through Peacock’s Channels tab.
While the addition of live Morning Joe and Squawk Box episodes each morning will be available to all paying subscribers, those signed up to the service’s Premium Plus plan will also be able to find the latest episodes of the Today show in the same Morning News Live hub.
Even though these may only be single shows, they are popular shows, and combine to further contribute to Peacock’s live news expansion. Not to mention, expansion into live TV in general. In recent weeks and months, Peacock has launched a new Hallmark hub and added the Reelz live channel. This is all in addition to unlocking access to local NBC affiliates late last year.
For those new to Peacock in general, the service no longer offers a free trial and only fairly recently removed the option to sign up for a free account. One of the reasons given for the reveal of the free account was the fact that it doesn’t really offer a fair preservation of what the service offers. For example, its new Morning News Live hub.