NBCUniversal’s Peacock Gets Exclusive U.S. Streaming Rights to WWE Network

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Wrestling fans who are interested in subscribing to a new streaming service will definitely want to give NBCUniversal’s Peacock a closer look. The media conglomerate announced today that it has won exclusive U.S. streaming rights to WWE Network’s extensive catalog of wrestling content, which includes in-ring shows, archived matches, pay-per-events, original series, and more.

“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.”

The WWE Network’s wide range of wrestling content, which comprises 17,000 hours of programming, will be available on Peacock starting on March 18. Here is everything that subscribers can look forward to.

  • All live pay-per-view events including WrestleMania and SummerSlam; Fastlane will be the first WWE pay-per-view to stream on Peacock on Sunday, March 21.
  • Original series like Steve Austin Broken Skull Sessions, Undertaker: The Last Ride and the all-new WWE Icons;
  • In-ring shows like NXT, NXT UK and WWE 205 Live, as well as replays of Raw and SmackDown;
  • WWE Network archives, including every WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-view event in history;
  • Groundbreaking documentaries, including WWE 24, WWE Untold, and WWE 365;
  • And, starting in 2022, one signature documentary annually.

NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service launched last year to nationwide customers on July 15. The service is unique in that it offers a completely free, ad-supported viewing option with around 7,500 hours of content on top of its standard Premium and Premium Plus tiers, which cost $4.99/month and $9.99/month, respectively.

Tsing Mui
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