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This week, we learned that NBCUniversal is planning to launch a competitive streaming service and what it means to diversify media’s coverage of the restaurant industry.
Joining its contemporaries, NBCUniversal announced on Tuesday that it will be launching its very own streaming service in April 2020, which will be named Peacock. The service will be competing with the new Apple TV Plus, Disney Plus, HBO Max, as well as established versions like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. According to The New York Times, Peacock will have 15K+ hours of content available to subscribers—including “The Office” episodes, for which NBCUniversal paid $500 million in June to regain rights from Netflix. So many streaming services, so little time! (Nicole Sperling, The New York Times)
Khushbu Shah was previously the senior food editor for Thrillist, but has recently been named restaurant editor for Food & Wine Magazine, where she plans to use her position to diversify restaurant coverage to be “a real reflection of what the country actually looks like.” Beginning next spring, Khushbu will be opening a Los Angeles bureau for the publication, which is currently based in Birmingham, Alabama. The Food & Wine team is looking to Shah to help expand the magazine’s online reach, as well as diversifying its content to cover all cuisines, geographies and price points (Amelia Nierenberg, The New York Times).