Over the last few years WWE has been making deal with some big names in the entertainment industry, and now it seems that World Wrestling Entertainment has signed a deal with Disney.
According to Sports Business Journal, WWE signed a deal that will see Disney carry the WWE Network in Indonesia. The deal will make it so that the upcoming Royal Rumble will be available on Disney+ Hotstar on January 30th. The new agreement will also make all WWE events available on Disney+ Hotstar. They will be available in Bahasa Indonesia language and English as well.
It was noted that this is the first actual deal between WWE and Disney, but the two sides already have a working relationship as WWE previously cut Latin American deals with Fox that were inherited by Disney as part of Disney’s ’19 acquisition of Fox entertainment assets.
WWE President & Chief Revenue Officer Nick Khan issued the following comments on the deal in a press release:
“Walt Disney Company has long been the gold standard in creating iconic intellectual property that serves as the backbone for international business growth. Partnering with Disney+ Hotstar will allow us to deliver WWE Network content including WrestleMania on a best-in-class platform to our existing fans in Indonesia while also introducing WWE to new audiences in the region as Disney+ continues to expand its reach internationally.”
Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.