Disney has announced a huge multi-year deal with WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) to make Disney+ Hotstar the exclusive home for WWE Network in Indonesia.
WWE Network, including its premium live event content, will be available on Disney+ Hotstar in Indonesia beginning with Royal Rumble on Sunday, January 30th (Indonesian time). The event will include Brock Lesnar vs Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship and two Royal Rumble battle royals to determine who goes onto Wrestlemania to challenge for the titles.
Vineet Puri, General Manager, Indonesia, The Walt Disney Company said in a statement:
“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. With this new content on Disney+ Hotstar, we hope to expand our reach and engage even more audiences in Indonesia,”
With Nick Khan, WWE President adding:
“The 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.”
As part of the agreement, all WWE premium live events will be available on Disney+ Hotstar as part of its standard subscription with no additional cost. Premium live event coverage will be delivered in Indonesia’s local language, Bahasa Indonesia, as well as English.
Additionally, Disney+ Hotstar will grant viewers on-demand access to ground-breaking documentaries and reality shows and additional WWE Network and archived content (including archive episodes of Raw, SmackDown and NXT).
Recently in the United States, the WWE Network was added to Peacock, rather than being its own streaming service. Which the WWE Network currently is in other regions.
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