Agony for Streaming Subscribers: “Parks and Recreation” Has Now Moved to Peacock
Though it may not be the greatest sitcoms available on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon, it was still just a click away.
If you were a fan of “Parks and Recreation” and were enjoying the fan-favorite sitcom on Hulu, Amazon, or Netflix, you can do that no more. “Parks and Recreation,” being a product of NBCUniversal, has been moved to Peacock and will exclusively stream only at that platform.
In ridiculously simple language, from here on, the show “Parks and Recreation” will not be available on three giant OTT platforms, i.e., Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. You have to introduce yourself to Peacock if you are that much of a fan of that show.
The move makes sense businesswise as Peacock is owned by NBCUniversal, so why would it let its own show make its own competitor rich?
But, we should look at more aspects rather than just applying common sense.
Well, firstly, I am obliged to tell you that NBCUniversal hasn’t been entirely merciless, to be honest. At least for now. The company has made “Parks and Recreation available on its free tier, but some suggest that it may not be a very wise decision. “Parks and Recreation” is a hit show, there is no doubt about it; however, the show has increased its fan base in recent years ever since the advent of OTT platforms. When it used to run on NBC, the show was hardly comfortable for renewal at the end of each season.
The television rating points of the show during its run on NBC is nowhere the amount of viewership it has garnered in the past couple of years. You may ask, what is the reason for this? Well, the answer lies in just four simple words.
It was available everywhere.
Though it may not be the greatest sitcoms available on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon, it was still just a click away. So, the subscribers who had joined Netflix for “Stranger Things” saw the title, clicked on it, and spent some time with it. The simple point I am suggesting is that the way NBCUniversal is behaving is as if they think “Parks and Recreation” has created its own “Friends”-like fanbase. The company should be very careful because their plans might be based on a false assumption. Sure, some do like to watch “Parks and Recreation” but partly because it was easy to access.
Whoever is making these decisions, they should know that people will not come to Peacock just for “Parks and Recreation.” People need more content and attraction.
Furthermore, given the fact that the reach of Peacock is so low right now that it cannot even think of competing with Netflix, I think they made a disastrous decision because the pop-culture momentum that “Parks and Recreation” did attain in recent years will die out soon enough. I hope people at NBCUniversal do know what they are doing because almost the entire gallery of Disney content has been taken away from Netflix, and the streaming giant did not even break a sweat. They just use the licensing fee to make more original shows, and they buy the rights of critically acclaimed films from Venice and Toronto International Festivals just like they have done this year.
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