WWE Releases Official Details about the Network’s Transition to Peacock

Published 03/09/2021, 1:02 AM EST


In one of the biggest deals involving WWE in recent times, the company announced a partnership with streaming platform Peacock. Finally, the company has released a statement clarifying how it’s going to work and what content will be available. The launch is due for March 18th.

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As per the statement, the company will have its own page on Peacock. The users can get access to all the PPV events from last year. Apart from that, users will get access to series such as The Broken Skull Sessions, Chronicle, and also NXT episodes one day after the original airing date.

However, Raw and SmackDown weekly episodes will air on the network thirty days after the episodes originally air.

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Furthermore, the audience will get access to some documentaries that WWE rolled out earlier, such as The Undertaker’s Last Ride, WWE Untold, and others.

Peacock will add ongoing WWE content

WWE revealed Peacock will add content regularly, which will allow the user to access anything to stream on demand before SummerSlam. These include every WWE, ECW, and WCW PPV event.

Not only will the platform focus on previous events but also on upcoming events and series.

While most of these are accessible for a monthly fee of $4.99 to $5.00/monthly savings, the platform will provide a free tier as well. This will give users access to a new WWE Channel, which will feature selected original shows, series, and weekly episodes of Raw Talk, WWE’s The Bump, and others. These will be available both on-demand and live.

WWE is taking down their existing WWE Network app. From April 4th onwards, anybody who wants access to exclusive content will need to sign up on Peacock.

Devices that support Peacock

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Users who have Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1, Flex customers, and Cox Contour customers will get access to the WWE content without any additional cost. Peacock premium comes at no extra cost for the above.

Coming to the devices Peacock is available on, it’s accessible from almost all smart devices.

It is supported by all Apple devices including the Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD. Apart from Apple, Google devices and platforms such as Android, Android TV, and Chromecast support the platform.

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Moreover, Microsoft’s Xbox, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X along with Sony’s PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, and PlayStation 5 support the platform.

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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