NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock had 42 million signups in the first quarter — up from the 33 million it reported three months ago — benefiting from the recent addition of exclusive domestic streaming rights to WWE Network and The Office.
Parent Comcast also posted a huge earnings beat with EPS of $0.71 — up 54% from the year earlier, on revenue of $27.5 billion, up 2.5%.
CEO Brian Roberts said Comcast is “off to a great start in 2021.”
“Our entire company performed well across the board, highlighted by another strong performance from cable, which posted its third consecutive quarter of double-digit persistent recovery and increasing momentum at NBCUniversal and Sky. Our theme parks once again reached breakeven, excluding Universal Beijing Resort pre-opening costs,” he said.
The parks are all in business since Universal Studios Hollywood reopened on April 16.