WWE has sold the streaming rights for their WWE Network, at least in the United States. The company sent out a press release this morning;confirming that NBC had bought the rights. This currently is just for the US and will put WWE Network on their Peacock streaming service.
“NBCUniversal has a long-standing relationship with WWE that began nearly 30 years ago with Monday Night Raw on USA. WWE has always tapped into the cultural zeitgeist with spectacular live events and larger-than-life characters. And we are thrilled to be the exclusive home for WWE Network and its millions of fans across the country,” said Rick Cordella. Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer at Peacock.
NBC Peacock Streaming Service
“WWE Network is a transformative addition to the platform; and complements Peacock’s massive catalogue of iconic movies and shows, as well as the best live news and sports, from NBCUniversal and beyond.”
The move will be taking place on March 18th, ahead of WrestleMania. That means that the Peacock service will be hosting WrestleMania for the first time in April. This marks the first time that the biggest show has not aired on the Network for nearly a decade.
“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.”
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