By Sebastián Martínez – PUBLISHED ON 01/25/2021 AT 2:22 PM
Through a press release published on its official website, WWE has announced a multi-year deal granting Peacock, streaming service NBCUniversal, exclusive broadcast rights to WWE Network in the United States.
Peacock will launch WWE Network on March 18, starting with more than 17,000 hours of new and original WWE Network programming on demand and a 24/7 channel, including: All live pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania and SummerSlam; Fastlane will be WWE’s first PPV to air on Peacock on Sunday, March 21.
Bill Premium has a cost of $ 4.99 per month, which represents a savings of $ 5 for fans who were using the WWE platform until now ($ 9.99). For an ad-free experience, Peacock Premium Plus is available for $ 9.99. Viewers can register for Peacock at peacocktv.com. The service 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 devices, Android TV, Chromecast, and Chromecast embedded devices; Microsoft’s family of Xbox One 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 Xfinity X1 and Flex customers and Cox Contour customers enjoy Peacock Premium included with their service at no additional cost.
“We are delighted to promote the longstanding and trusted partnership that WWE has with NBCUniversal,” stated Nick Khan, WWE President and Chief Revenue Officer. “Peacock is an innovative platform that will allow us to showcase our biggest events, including WrestleMania, and deliver the extraordinary entertainment our fans have come to expect with the combination of premium WWE content, live sports, news, movies and television shows.”
It was recently rumored that NXT would have issues with the continuity of its content on the USA Network due to the NHL airing beginning in October. This move with Peacock could have some sort of bearing on NXT’s future on the network.
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