The Daily Populous

Saturday November 2nd, 2019 day edition

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Comcast's NBCUniversal is considering making an ad-supported version of its upcoming Peacock streaming service free for everyone, bucking the trend of charging for streaming products, according to people familiar with the matter.

It would be the first free streaming on-demand video service from a major U.S. media provider.

Previously, Comcast had planned on making Peacock free only to cable subscribers and Comcast broadband customers.

The new plan, which is still under consideration, would be to give away the ad-supported Peacock streaming service to anyone who wants it.

Making the service free to everyone would increase the number of people using it and help generate advertising sales.

NBC expects to make $5 per month from every user on the service from advertising, he said.

NBC recently replaced Peacock leader Bonnie Hammer with Matt Strauss, who was previously executive vice president for Comcast's Xfinity services. »

Beto O'Rourke is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race

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Democratic presidential candidate and former Rep. for Texas Beto O'Rourke speaks at the Iowa Federation Labor Convention on August 21, 2019 in Altoona, Iowa.

Former Texas Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke said Friday that he will drop out of the 2020 presidential race, making him the latest candidate to exit the still-crowded but narrowing Democratic primary contest.

"Our campaign has always been about seeing clearly, speaking honestly, and acting decisively," O'Rourke announced in a series of tweets. »

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sequel Lands Spring 2022 Release Date

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Sony Pictures Animation has dated a sequel to the Academy Award-winning “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” for April 8, 2022, the company announced on Friday.

The film captures the sprawling interconnectivity of comic-book universes in a way that no other feature film has.

The film is produced, in association with Marvel, by Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Lord, Miller, and Christina Steinberg. »