The WWE Network officially launched in 2014, and in recent years there have been rumors of WWE possibly selling the streaming rights to the WWE Network.
Today NBCU streaming service Peacock and WWE announced a multi-year deal that will see Peacock become the exclusive home for the WWE Network in the United States.
The WWE Network will launch on Peacock on March 18th, and Peacock Premium will be available for $4.99. Customers who want to watch without ads can sign up for Peacock Premium Plus for $9.99.
“NBCUniversal has a long-standing relationship with WWE that began nearly 30 years ago with Monday Night Raw on USA. WWE has always tapped into the cultural zeitgeist with spectacular live events and larger-than-life characters, and we are thrilled to be the exclusive home for WWE Network and its millions of fans across the country,” said Rick Cordella, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, Peacock. “WWE Network is a transformative addition to the platform and complements Peacock’s massive catalog of iconic movies and shows, as well as the best live news and sports, from NBCUniversal and beyond.”
“We are thrilled to further the long-standing and trusted partnership WWE has with NBCUniversal,” said Nick Khan, WWE President and Chief Revenue Officer. “Peacock is an innovative platform that will enable us to showcase our most significant events, including WrestleMania, and provide the extraordinary entertainment our fans have come to expect with the combination of premium WWE content, live sports, news, films, and television programs.”