NBCUniversal has signed a deal with A&E Networks to license some of its series, such as “Cold Case Files,” for its upcoming Peacock streaming service. The deal makes good sense for both parties. NBCUniversal needs more programming for Peacock as it seeks to compete with the streaming services offered by rivals WarnerMedia and Disney. And for A&E, the deal means another opportunity for...
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