Disney Strikes Streaming Deal with WWE, More Regions Possible Leads to Speculation of Mouse Buying Wrestling Company
Disney and WWE have made a deal for the WWE Network to stream exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar in Indonesia. This is the first streaming agreement between Disney and WWE, but there have been rumors over the past year of Disney looking into acquiring WWE.
All WWE live events will be available on Disney+ Hotstar as part of a standard subscription.
“As home of the best global and local language content, we’re excited to welcome the extensive library of content from WWE Network to the ever expanding slate of Disney+ Hotstar,” said Vineet Puri, General Manager, Indonesia, The Walt Disney Company. “With this new content on Disney+ Hotstar, we hope to expand our reach and engage even more audiences in Indonesia.”
WWE President Nick Khan has called Disney “the gold standard in creating iconic intellectual property that serves as the backbone for international business growth.” Teaming up with Disney+ Hotstar will help 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.”
WWE Network currently streams on NBCUniversal’s Peacock in the U.S.A.