Sports Business Journal's John Ourand reported that WWE and Disney have an exclusive deal to bring WWE Network to Indonesia starting with Royal Rumble this week. All events will be available in Bahasa Indonesia and English.
The WWE Network's now in Indonesia
DISNEY + HOTSTAR BECOMES EXCLUSIVE HOME TO A WIDE SELECTION OF WWE NETWORK PROGRAMS IN INDONESIA Indonesia, January 26, 2022 - The Walt Disney Company and WWE today announced that a wide selection of WWE Network content will be available exclusively on Disney + Hotstar in Indonesia, including WWE premium live events.
Starting with this weekend's Royal Rumble on Sunday, January 30 (Indonesian time), Disney + Hotstar in Indonesia will be the destination for all WWE premium live events (including Wrestlemania), as well as on-demand access to groundbreaking documentaries.
, reality shows and additional content archived by the WWE Network. "As the home of global, regional and Indonesian hits, we are thrilled to welcome the WWE Network's extensive library of content to Disney + Hotstar's growing list.
With this new content on Disney + Hotstar, we hope to expand our reach and engage even more audiences in Indonesia," said Vineet Puri, General Manager, Indonesia, The Walt Disney Company. "The Walt Disney Company has long been the gold standard in creating iconic intellectual property that serves as the backbone for international business growth," said Nick Khan, President of WWE.
"Partnering with Disney + Hotstar will allow us to distribute WWE Network content, including Wrestlemania, on a best-in-class platform for our existing fans in Indonesia, introducing WWE to new audiences in the region, while Disney + continues to expand.
its reach internationally." Selected WWE Network content and all WWE premium live events will be available on Disney + Hotstar as part of a standard membership at no additional cost. The premium live event coverage will be delivered in the local language of Indonesia, Bahasa Indonesia, as well as English."
So WWE chose to seek out a partnership for the platform, ultimately gaining extra technical and maintenance support from Peacock. As a result, US users of the WWE Network app will now have to migrate to Peacock's streaming services app.
The Wall Street Journal reported the WWE/Peacock contract to be somewhere in the value of more than a billion dollars over five years. A total of around 1.5 million subscribers are expected to move over to Peacock's platforms.
Peacock has promised that plenty of new, original WWE content along with the existing library of WWE Network programs will be available on-demand, as well as on a 24/7 channel.