Peacock Productions

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Peacock Productions
IndustryTelevision production
FoundedJuly 15, 2007
United States
Key people
Liz Cole, president

Peacock Productions is a long-form production unit of NBC News. The division, established on July 15, 2007, produces factual programming such as news specials, documentary specials, and reality series. While some of its productions do air on other NBCUniversal outlets (such as the NBC network and MSNBC), it produces programs for competing broadcasters as well, such as the networks of A&E Networks and Discovery among others. Peacock has served as an incubator for new production technologies that have later been adopted by NBC News, such as tapeless recording.[1]


Peacock was established on July 15, 2007 by the merger of NBC News Productions & NBC Media Productions, along with the staff of NBC's newsmagazine Dateline. The merger came in response to the growing popularity of non-fiction programming on television (with a particular emphasis on cable channels and digital outlets), and in the wake of a recent series of budget cuts at NBC Universal that affected NBC News's long-form production units[2]

In May 2012, Marc Victor was placed in charged of the newly formed TOMORROW production division of Peacock.[3]

In 2013, Peacock produced Skywire Live for Discovery Channel, a live special that featured Nik Wallenda's crossing of the Little Colorado River gorge near Grand Canyon National Park.[1]


Title Year Released Channel
Sister Wives: Tell All 2018 TLC
Keith Morrison Investigates 2015–present Investigation Discovery
Killing Versace: The Hunt for a Serial Killer 2018 Oxygen
Final Appeal 2018 Oxygen
Headliners 1999–present MSNBC
USS Indianapolis LIVE - From the Deep 2017 PBS
Surviving Harvey 2017 Animal Planet
Behind Closed Doors with Natalie Morales 2017 Reelz
PHELPS VS. SHARK 2016 Discovery Channel


Peacock Productions is located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City.


  1. ^ a b "Behind the Scenes at NBC Peacock Productions". TV Technology. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  2. ^ "NBC News sets combo arm". Variety. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  3. ^ Ariens, Chris (May 4, 2012). "Marc Victor Leaving 'Today' Show, Will Oversee New Production Unit". Media Bistro. Retrieved January 23, 2014.

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