WWE Network Moving To Peacock In United States
Big changes for WWE Network
As first reported by Variety, WWE and NBCUniversal have reached a multi-year agreement which gives Peacock exclusive streaming rights to WWE Network in the United States. Nothing will change for WWE Network subscribers outside of the United States.
The streaming service will launch WWE Network on March 18, 2021, and will begin to roll out new and library programming. Peacock's first WWE Network event will be the Fastlane pay-per-view on March 21 and all future WWE events will be available on the service for no additional cost.
WWE Network will be available on Peacock Premium, which is priced at $4.99 per month. Fans can also subscribe to Peacock Premium Plus for $9.99 to avoid adverts.
Both WWE and NBCUniversal will share details about how existing WWE network subscribers will be migrated to Peacock in the coming weeks.
Financial details on the agreement were not officially disclosed, but the Wall Street Journal reported both sides agreed to a five-year deal worth over $1 billion.
The multi-year agreement with NBCUniversal comes almost one year after WWE announced they were in negotiations with streaming providers to sell their pay-per-view rights.