Peacock shares more details today on how he will fit into WWE's huge selection of content later this month when WWE Network will be part of the NBCUniversal streaming service.
Like announced in January , the new WWE portal will launch on Peacock from March 18. The The WWE Network standalone app will shut down in the US a few weeks later on April 4. This means current subscribers will be able to use the old app for the next WWE Fastlane Payout this month. 'they wish. But come WrestleMania 37, whichtakes place on April 10 and 11, Peacock will be the only choice. There is no way to transfer a WWE Network membership to Peacock, but the company offers wrestling fans an exclusive offer to facilitate movement.
It will look like Peacock but will be familiar to WWE fans
As to how Peacock plans to present the WWE lineup, you will notice a new "WWE" tab in the browse section. Once this option is selected, you will see the usual Carousels of Featured Shows and Organized Events. That's the whole Peacock user interface, but the two companies are in constant communication about what content to highlight.
Peacock said it will ultimately house just about everything that's available on WWE Network today - but the transition won't be instantaneous. There will be some notable omissions in the early days. For the March 18 launch. , Peacock subscribers will have access to the following:
You expect a few months for all these pay-per-views
Here's the bad news: WWE Network 's huge vault of WWE, WCW, and ECW won't be ready for day one. Instead, Peacock promises to have all this content available" before. SummerSlam ", which is in August. This means that professional wrestling fans could go several weeks without a practical way to rekeep these past events, because the WWE Network app will be history in the United States. (The international version will continue to function as it does today.)
The exception to this is WrestleMania; all previous WrestleMania events will be available at launch on Peacock.
Match markers no longer exist
Another potential disappointment for frequent WWE Network viewers is that PPVs and on-demand broadcasts no longer have to be split up with "markers" to separate them into several different easy-to-skip segments. Instead, each will be just one long stream. (Peacock tells me he's working on scroll bar visual previews to help viewers find what they want as they fast forward through WWE videos.)
The search will not be as complete as it washave on WWE Netw ork
And finally, research on Peacock will not be as robust as it was on WWE Network. While WWE Network would let you search for a specific match or WWE Superstar directly in the search bar, Peacock won't - at least initially. This is something fans can expect to improve on in the coming months. But even then, it might not be entirely what was possible on WWE Network.
Take advantage of a discount when switching from WWE to Peacock
Peacock acknowledges that there is still work to be done to satisfy fans of the WWE network. So to help sweeten the pot, it will offer an exclusive discounted to WWE fans . They can get four months de Peacock Premium for a fixed price of $ 9.99. This breaks down to $ 2.50 per month. Peacock Premium normally costs $ 4.99 per month, which is even less than WWE Network's long-standing $ 9.99 / month subion.
There would always have been trade-offs in this Peacock and WWE tag team, and I think I've covered the main topics that fans care about here. Creating a service tailored for a very specific audience in a more mainstream streaming application comes with challenges. Also remember that we are always talking about the launch experience; Peacock might go back and add some of this functionality if the customers are loud enough. I also hope that other features that WWE Network never really used (like offline downloads) will come true on Peacock.