NBCUniversal has purchased the exclusive streaming rights to more than 17,000 hours of new and original WWE Network content.
WWE Network will move to NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming platform in March, according to Variety.
WWE content (including upcoming live events such as WrestleMania and SummerSlam) will be available on Peacock for $4.99 a month with ads. For those who don’t want ads, the Peacock Premium Plus plan costs $9.99 a month — the same price as an existing WWE Network subscription.
So basically, if you’re already subscribed to WWE Network, you’ll gain additional access to the ad-free Peacock Premium Plus in March for no extra cost. Alternatively, you could cut your current WWE Network subscription in half and sign up for Peacock Premium.
The deal comes as NBCU attempts to shake up its current sports content strategy. Last week it was announced that the company would be shutting down its NBC Sports service. USA Network — the current home of Raw — will begin “carrying and/or simulcasting certain NBC Sports programming” before the end of 2021, according to CNN.
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