Peacock to become exclusive home of WWE Network in US – Niagara Frontier Publications

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Mon, Jan 25th 2021 04:15 pm

Peacock to exclusively stream ‘WrestleMania’ & all of WWE Network’s pay-per-view events, signature documentaries, more

Peacock and WWE on Monday announced a multi-year agreement that gives Peacock exclusive streaming rights to WWE Network in the U.S.

“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, Peacock. “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.”

“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.”

Peacock will launch WWE Network on March 18, beginning the roll-out of more than 17,000 hours of new, original and library WWE Network programming on demand and on a 24/7 channel, including:

√ 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 such as “Steve Austin Broken Skull Sessions,” “Undertaker: The Last Ride” and the all-new “WWE Icons;”

√ In-ring shows “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.

The companies will share details on managing customer accounts closer to the Peacock launch in March. WWE Network, including all PPVs, will be available on Peacock
Premium for $4.99 – a $5-per-month savings – where members can enjoy access to the entire WWE and Peacock catalog, more than 47,000 hours of premium programming. For an ad-free experience, Peacock Premium Plus will be available for $9.99.

Viewers can sign up for Peacock at www.peacocktv.com. Peacock is currently available on the Roku platform; Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD; Google platforms and devices, including Android, Android TV devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X; Sony PlayStation4, PlayStation 4 Pro, and PlayStation5; and VIZIO SmartCast TVs and LG Smart TVs. Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers and Cox Contour customers enjoy Peacock Premium included with their service at no additional cost.

Peacock is NBCUniversal’s streaming service.

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family-friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE’s TV-PG, family-friendly programming can be seen in more than 800 million homes worldwide in 28 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The Company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.