Comcast’s ‘Halloween’ Streaming Experiment: The Sequel


  • NBCUni’s CEO Jeff Shell discusses Peacock/movie outlook.
  • Currently, Peacock has 15 million paid subscribers and aims to grow with targeted content investments and opportunistic movie strategies.
  • The “Halloween Ends” film is a continuation of last year’s move to place a high-profile horror picture on streaming day/date; there can be more experimentation with this strategy.
  • The sequel unfortunately didn’t do as well, probably because of competition in the marketplace; it still should promote streaming, though.
  • Comcast’s dividend yield is very attractive; it is a long-term buy.

Universal Pictures World Premiere Of "Halloween Ends" - Arrivals

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Consider this article about the current Halloween sequel a sequel of its own.

Last year at this time, Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) applied the same hybrid release pattern for the previous Halloween outing – that is, release at

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