Yes you heard that right. WWE has just announced that they have signed a multi-year deal that will bring the WWE Network exclusively to NBC’s Peacock streaming platform.
The company announced the deal on Monday which gives NBCUniversal the exclusive streaming rights in the United States. The WWE Network is scheduled to move to Peacock on March 18th. Peacock will now be the home of all new WWE pay-per-views with no additional cost associated. It will not be like the UFC’s deal with ESPN+ where fans must pay for the base subscription and then order individual pay-per-views.
According to the Wall Street Journal WWE’s big new deal to move their Network and 17,000+ hours of steaming content will net the company $1 billion over the next five years. The current WWE Network will be shut down for this new deal with Peacock.
We’ll have to see if this new partnership works out. There’s no doubt some fans won’t be happy about the move, but WWE seems to be hoping they’ll adjust and come over to Peacock.
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