NBCU’s Peacock to become exclusive home of WWE Network in United States

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WWE and NBCU have reached a multi-year settlement that may see the WWE Community, WWE’s streaming service, transfer to the Peacock streaming service for American viewers.

Selection.com first reported the information. The Wrap additionally reported the information and added that the change will likely be made on March 18th with the WWE Fastlane present, which would be the first stay PPV occasion out there. WWE’s programming will likely be a part of Peacock’s ‘Premium’ tier as followers will be capable to buy for $four.99 a month and contains advertisements. In case you don’t wish to watch advertisements then followers can subscribe to the ‘Premium Plus’ tier, which prices $9.99 and is commercial-free.

It ought to be famous that this additionally considerations followers in the US and people outdoors of the nation won’t be affected by the change.

Rick Cordella, government vice chairman and chief income officer of Peacock, commented on the information:

“NBCUniversal has a long-standing relationship with WWE that started practically 30 years in the past with ‘Monday Evening Uncooked’ on USA. WWE has at all times tapped into the cultural zeitgeist with spectacular stay occasions and larger-than-life characters, and we’re thrilled to be the unique dwelling for WWE Community and its tens of millions of followers throughout the nation. WWE Community is a transformative addition to the platform and enhances Peacock’s huge catalog of iconic films and exhibits, in addition to the perfect stay information and sports activities, from NBCUniversal and past.”

Nick Khan, WWE president, and chief income officer, additionally issued a press release:

“We’re thrilled to additional the long-standing and trusted partnership WWE has with NBCUniversal. Peacock is an progressive platform that may allow us to showcase our most important occasions, together with WrestleMania, and supply the extraordinary leisure our followers have come to anticipate with the mixture of premium WWE content material, stay sports activities, information, movies, and tv applications.”

The monetary phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed. WWE reported of their third-quarter financials final yr that their streaming service averaged 1.6 million month-to-month paid subscribers.

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