WWE announced this morning that NBC’s Peacock streaming service will become the new home for the WWE Network in the United States. The launch is expected to take place on March 18 of this year.
Below are some quotes from WWE executives regarding the merger:
“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.”
More information regarding current WWE Network subscribers’ accounts will be available closer to the launch. The new pricing will be Premium for $4.99—a $5.00/month savings—where members will 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.
Moments like this will now be happening on Peacock:
If this goes down the way that I think it will, then this is fantastic for current subscribers. Not only will they continue to have the WWE Network for the same price, but they will also gain all of Peacock’s programming, including Saturday Night Live and The Office. This is awesome!
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