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NBCUNIVERSAL WELCOMES CAPITAL ONE, L’OREAL USA, MOLSON COORS BEVERAGE COMPANY, SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC., AND VERIZON INTO THE NEST AS PEACOCK LAUNCH SPONSORS

Newly Announced Brands Join Apartments.com, State Farm®, Target, Unilever & More

REMOTE LOCATIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY -- April 13, 2020 -- NBCUniversal today announced its complete lineup of Peacock launch sponsors, welcoming Capital One, L’Oreal USA, Molson Coors Beverage Company, Subaru of America, Inc., and Verizon. Together with previously announced sponsors including Apartments.com, State Farm®, Target, and Unilever, this exceptional group of diverse companies will help define the Peacock advertising experience and reinvent the future of streaming video for viewers everywhere.

"At a time when people all over the world are turning to our content for comfort, entertainment, and connection, a consumer-first platform has never been more vital. Thanks to our launch partners, that's exactly what we've created together. Peacock will not only redefine the industry's conception of what is possible for ad-supported streaming services, it will open the door to new opportunities for viewers and marketers alike," said Laura Molen, President, Advertising Sales and Partnerships, NBCUniversal. "We are thrilled to welcome the world's leading brands to the Peacock Streaming Council and cannot wait to see what more we can achieve through the power of partnership.”

“As viewers continue to migrate to streaming platforms, partnering with Peacock is an opportunity for L’Oréal to test and learn with a company that shares our vision for consumer-centric marketing,” said Gretchen Saegh-Fleming, Chief Marketing Officer at L’Oreal USA. “Peacock’s dynamic platform will enable us to look beyond traditional 15 and 30 second video formats and collaborate with an industry leader who is committed to building a best-in-class content experience.”

“As a longtime partner of NBCUniversal, we’re proud to team up with them to launch Peacock,” said Brad Feinberg, Vice President of Media and Consumer Engagement, Molson Coors Beverage Company North America. “Our primary goal is meet consumers in the right places, at the right times, with the right message. It is therefore imperative that we continue to invest in emerging platforms like Peacock that have some of best original content and are well positioned to support shifting consumer media behaviors. We look forward to deepening those connections through the launch of Peacock’s streaming service.”

“We are excited about our innovative partnership with NBCUniversal as the exclusive automotive partner of the new streaming service, Peacock,” said Alan Bethke, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Subaru of America, Inc. “As the media landscape continues to evolve, we are always on the lookout for new opportunities where the brand can test and learn to ensure we stay on the forefront of emerging advertising opportunities.”

"In a time when more content is being consumed than ever, we're proud to expand our relationship with NBCUniversal to support and integrate with Peacock as they offer viewers more access to shows, movies and premium content," said John Nitti, Chief Media Officer, Verizon.

Peacock, which begins rolling out on April 15 for Comcast customers across the U.S., sets a new industry standard for ad-supported streaming video. At zero cost to consumers, Peacock revolutionizes the advertising experience, making it more engaging for audiences and more effective for brands.

With just five minutes of ad loads per hour or less, Peacock boasts the lightest ad loads and the most innovative formats available. From tried and true commercial innovations like ShoppableTV and Prime Pods, to new ones pioneered on Peacock including Trending, Solo, Curator, Explore, and On-Command ads, Peacock's ad solutions enhance the viewer experience while driving impact for brands. And in collaboration with the Peacock Streaming Council, NBCUniversal will continue to refine viewer and advertiser experiences by giving launch partners a seat at the table alongside NBCUniversal's engineers and creators to pilot new commercial innovations and learn what resonates most with audiences.

Peacock also marks the next phase of NBCUniversal’s One Platform offering, which lets marketers transact in a way that reflects how audiences actually consume content. With One Platform, it's easier than ever before for marketers to reach audiences across the entirety of the NBCUniversal ecosystem. Whether advertisers are looking for a broad, global reach or a targeted audience, One Platform gives them the tools and technology to connect with viewers in a premium, brand-safe environment.

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Ad Media Contacts:
Joe Benarroch, Joe.Benarroch@nbcuni.com
Maggie Mitchell, Maggie.Hollander@nbcuni.com