Streaming service NBC News Now added two hours of live to its weekday lineup and installed Washington TV veteran Aaron Gilchrist as an anchor.
The ET block from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. covers national and international news. Gilchrist is a former News4 Today host on NBCUniversal’s own television station WRC in Washington.
NBC News Now has expanded its programming and its audience is growing. There are now 25 million viewers per month, a total of 35 million hours per month. The service is available as a linear live channel on the NBCUniversal streaming outlet Peacock and is also broadcast on YouTube, YouTube TV, the Roku Channel, FuboTV, Xumo, Pluto and Tubi. It is also accessed through NBC News OTT apps on Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV.
“As NBC News Now continues to grow, we are excited to add daytime programming to reach an even larger streaming audience,” said Janelle Rodriguez, SVP of NBC Nightly News, NBC News Now and Breaking News Specials. “We meet the audience’s demands for deeply journalistic, original programming combined with premium quality production that occupies users and demands more.”
Last fall, NBC News Now added a morning show. Also on the schedule are a weekly Chuck Todd show, Meet The Press Reports and an afternoon show by Alison Morris. The service has also streamed special reports like Can You Hear Us Now ?, Planet 2020, Are You Better Off? and pride & protest.
Andre Brooks is the executive producer of the Gilchrist-anchored show.