WWE is moving their WWE Network to be exclusively on Peacock in the United States.
The New York Post is reporting that NBCUniversal, the parent company of the Peacock streaming service, has signed a multiyear deal that makes Peacock the exclusive US home for the WWE Network. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but the WWE Network will debut on Peacock on March 18th.
When the Network comes to Peacock over 17,000 hours of original WWE programming will be available. WWE will also be streaming their monthly pay-per-view events on Peacock as well. WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Survivor Series among others will be available on WWE’s Peacock channel. WWE Fastlane will be the first event streamed on the Peacock channel.
WWE will also be featuring reruns of Monday Night Raw, Friday Night Smackdown, as well as WWE24 documentary series. There will also be a Peacock exclusive documentary.
The price tag for WWE Network on the Peacock network will be $4.99 with ads or $9.99 for an ad-free experience. WWE says that fans currently paying the $9.99 price will automatically be migrated to the $4.99 plan when the Network moves to Peacock. Details to come.
“WWE Network is a transformative addition to the platform and complements Peacock’s massive catalog of iconic movies and shows, as well as the best live news and sports, from NBCUniversal and beyond,” said Rick Cordella, Peacock’s executive vice president and chief revenue officer.
“We are thrilled to further the long-standing and trusted partnership WWE has with NBCUniversal,” said Nick Khan, WWE President and Chief Revenue Officer. “Peacock is an innovative platform that will enable us to showcase our most significant events, including WrestleMania, and provide the extraordinary entertainment our fans have come to expect with the combination of premium WWE content, live sports, news, films, and television programs.”
This move has been rumored for almost a year now.