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More great news coming out for the switch to Peacock. You will no longer be allowed to pause or rewind live programming, which is a huge fucking problem for me and probably for anyone else who actually has a life and needs to do other things in the middle of a PPV.  It used to be the easiest thing in the world to pause the show while I put my kid to bed or do the dishes and then fast forward through all the video recaps to get back to live time.  No more!

Also, upon launch there will be no search function to speak of like before. You'll be able to search for individual events nut nothing more specific like wrestlers.



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srossi wrote: More great news coming out for the switch to Peacock. You will no longer be allowed to pause or rewind live programming, which is a huge fucking problem for me and probably for anyone else who actually has a life and needs to do other things in the middle of a PPV.  It used to be the easiest thing in the world to pause the show while I put my kid to bed or do the dishes and then fast forward through all the video recaps to get back to live time.  No more!

Also, upon launch there will be no search function to speak of like before. You'll be able to search for individual events nut nothing more specific like wrestlers.


The search function came from the time markers. The site was great before the "upgrade" they did last year. Every match had a marker at the beginning and the end. The end maker kicked in just before the finish of the match, and I used to use that all the time if I wasn't interested in a match on an old show. Now there are only time markers at the start of each match. When you do a search, all it does is to a text search of the marker description. It wasn't very sophisticated, but it worked. With no time markers comes no search function.

There were some people who had put in a lot of time to index the Network, and make it easier to find exactly what you wanted. All that was gone when the site was "upgraded" because all the links changed. So people had to start from scratch to index the Network, and now it's all changing again. For anyone interested in anything apart from the current product, the WWE Network has steadily got worse and worse, which didn't seem possible when it started. Only WWE can continue to make chicken shit out of chicken salad and still rake in the dollars.



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WWE will stream a Hall of Fame ceremony on Tuesday 4/6 on Peacock.

The plan is to include the 2020 Hall of Fame class members that did not yet get to have their official inductions due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as new members for 2021.



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Since WWE and Peacock issued their official press release outlining the migration of the WWE Network onto the NBCU streaming service here in the United States, a great number of readers have asked specific questions about different aspects of WWE programming under the Peacock umbrella.

While some aspects are obviously in flux as the two sides work out the integration, here are some confirmed answers to some of the questions we have received.

Will I be able to pause or rewind live programming such as Wrestlemania and other PPV events?

That feature will not be available at launch on Peacock. However, we are told that the streaming service is working on adding that ability with the hope that it would be roll out this summer around Summerslam. It is absolutely something Peacock has been working on and will continue to prepare to roll out.

How will I find WWE on Peacock? How will I be available to watch everything now?

WWE will be listed as one of the options on Peacock's browse menu. Some content will be free but to watch everything you will need to be a subscriber to Peacock Premium, the same way you would have needed to sub to the WWE Network to see all of their content. There is a discounted deal for WWE Network subscribers who are new to Peacock Premium priced at $9.99 for four months at this link.

Will there be a searchable feature for specific matches or segments?

We are told that feature has been discussed but will not be available at launch. If you want to watch, say Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels from Wrestlemania 25, you will need to pick the show and then fast forward to that specific bout. That may change as they get deeper into the rollout and tweak/evolve Peacock.

Will 205 Live and NXT UK remain air on Peacock?

PWInsider.com has confirmed 205 Live will continue to air with a premiere on Fridays followed by VOD viewing of the episodes on Peacock Premium.

There is no confirmation yet on NXT UK. Stay tuned.

Will everything actually move to the WWE Network?

The plan is 100% yes to this. We are told that WWE is already preparing all of the currently available VOD content on the Network for migration to Peacock, but it will not happen with one flip of a switch and it won't all happen before 4/4 when the currently available version of the WWE Network in the United States departs. Every PPV and every TV show will not be there on launch day, but eventually, it will all be there.

What if Peacock isn't available on my preferred streaming device?

This question has come from Samsung Smart TV owners and Amazon Fire device users. We are told Peacock is still negotiating with different providers but obviously, there's no timetable on if or when they will come to terms nor would anyone in active negotiations advise on such things. Until then, it may be time to invest in one of the cheaper Roku options or prepare to watch on your computer.

What if I want to stay on the current WWE Network?

As of 4/4, that version of the WWE Network will be shut down in the United States. It is not an option as it no longer be functional.

We will update as we get additional confirmations.



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bpickering wrote: Will everything actually move to the WWE Network?

The plan is 100% yes to this. We are told that WWE is already preparing all of the currently available VOD content on the Network for migration to Peacock, but it will not happen with one flip of a switch and it won't all happen before 4/4 when the currently available version of the WWE Network in the United States departs. Every PPV and every TV show will not be there on launch day, but eventually, it will all be there.


They don't know this. They said that the entire WWE library would be online eventually, and we know that's not going to happen. I think it's more likely that 10% of the content makes it to Peacock than 100%.

Also, originally, the migration was going to be automatic, but now you have to actively sign up with Peacock. What percentage will actually do it? For some it will be a good excuse to drop the Network. Plenty of people people only stay with a subscription because they never get round to cancelling, but now WWE is cancelling it for them. I think the conversion will be closer to 50% than 100%.



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Kriss wrote: Also, originally, the migration was going to be automatic, but now you have to actively sign up with Peacock. What percentage will actually do it? For some it will be a good excuse to drop the Network. Plenty of people people only stay with a subscription because they never get round to cancelling, but now WWE is cancelling it for them. I think the conversion will be closer to 50% than 100%.
This is an excellent point.  I think most WWE fans are fans out of habit more than passion at this point.  You make them have to actively do something new, they just won't do it.  And the most complaint these days is that people have to sign up for too many different services.  Even if it's free, people just don't want another one.  I know they're banking on WM being the driver that forces everyone to re-subscribe again by shutting down the Network the day before, but that's going to backfire and lead to more apathy at the only time of the year fans get excited anymore. 

I truly believe we're seeing the end of WWE as we know it.  I don't know if it makes it another 5 years, or even 3, as an independent entity with a McMahon in charge.  I think if Tony Khan's father coughed up the dough, Vince would just unload the whole thing to him at this point as quickly as Vince himself bought WCW.  Which would be better than the likely alternative, which is NBCU buying it all.  He's not trying to compete, he's got one foot out the door.  All the attention to detail and micromanaging seems to be gone.  He's washed his hands of the main distribution channel for his product with barely a thought and is barely promoting the conversion, nor is NBCU for that matter.  He doesn't care anymore.  He's in exit strategy mode.



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I cannot seem to get an answer if there are two levels to Peacock.  
But, if there is only one level, then the WWE is gaining a large amount of new viewership, because it will draw in people like myself, if this is all available with the standard Peacock subscription.  I wonder what the actual deal is with Comcast and NBC? 
If the current Comcast customers who get Peacock will have to upgrade to a Peacock Premium then I think this will cause issues for the network. 

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Papa Voo wrote: I cannot seem to get an answer if there are two levels to Peacock.  
But, if there is only one level, then the WWE is gaining a large amount of new viewership, because it will draw in people like myself, if this is all available with the standard Peacock subscription.  I wonder what the actual deal is with Comcast and NBC? 
If the current Comcast customers who get Peacock will have to upgrade to a Peacock Premium then I think this will cause issues for the network. 
There are three levels.
Peacock Free
Peacock Premium (4.99 plan) with commercials on some programs
Peacock Ad Free (9.99) with no ads, Office bonus material.

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Papa Voo wrote: I cannot seem to get an answer if there are two levels to Peacock.  
But, if there is only one level, then the WWE is gaining a large amount of new viewership, because it will draw in people like myself, if this is all available with the standard Peacock subscription.  I wonder what the actual deal is with Comcast and NBC? 
If the current Comcast customers who get Peacock will have to upgrade to a Peacock Premium then I think this will cause issues for the network. 

There are 3 levels. There’s a free version that basically has a lot of NBC re-runs on it and other stuff, but none of the new shows. Then there’s a $4.99 version which gets you access to everything (including WWE Network) but with ads. There’s also a $9.99 version which is the same but ad-free. 



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srossi wrote: Kriss wrote: Also, originally, the migration was going to be automatic, but now you have to actively sign up with Peacock. What percentage will actually do it? For some it will be a good excuse to drop the Network. Plenty of people people only stay with a subscription because they never get round to cancelling, but now WWE is cancelling it for them. I think the conversion will be closer to 50% than 100%.
This is an excellent point.  I think most WWE fans are fans out of habit more than passion at this point.  You make them have to actively do something new, they just won't do it.  And the most complaint these days is that people have to sign up for too many different services.  Even if it's free, people just don't want another one.  I know they're banking on WM being the driver that forces everyone to re-subscribe again by shutting down the Network the day before, but that's going to backfire and lead to more apathy at the only time of the year fans get excited anymore. 

I truly believe we're seeing the end of WWE as we know it.  I don't know if it makes it another 5 years, or even 3, as an independent entity with a McMahon in charge.  I think if Tony Khan's father coughed up the dough, Vince would just unload the whole thing to him at this point as quickly as Vince himself bought WCW.  Which would be better than the likely alternative, which is NBCU buying it all.  He's not trying to compete, he's got one foot out the door.  All the attention to detail and micromanaging seems to be gone.  He's washed his hands of the main distribution channel for his product with barely a thought and is barely promoting the conversion, nor is NBCU for that matter.  He doesn't care anymore.  He's in exit strategy mode.


I couldn't agree more with the bold stuff.  As I self reflect, I'm watching more out of habit than passion.  With all of the heel vs. heel stuff and 50/50 or non-sensical booking, I kind of surprised the ratings aren't even lower.

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srossi wrote: Papa Voo wrote: I cannot seem to get an answer if there are two levels to Peacock.  
But, if there is only one level, then the WWE is gaining a large amount of new viewership, because it will draw in people like myself, if this is all available with the standard Peacock subscription.  I wonder what the actual deal is with Comcast and NBC? 
If the current Comcast customers who get Peacock will have to upgrade to a Peacock Premium then I think this will cause issues for the network. 

There are 3 levels. There’s a free version that basically has a lot of NBC re-runs on it and other stuff, but none of the new shows. Then there’s a $4.99 version which gets you access to everything (including WWE Network) but with ads. There’s also a $9.99 version which is the same but ad-free. 


The Peacock plan that I have with Comcast does have WWE content to stream.  I do not pay any extra premium. Maybe it will be limited content. 

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Papa Voo wrote: srossi wrote: Papa Voo wrote: I cannot seem to get an answer if there are two levels to Peacock.  
But, if there is only one level, then the WWE is gaining a large amount of new viewership, because it will draw in people like myself, if this is all available with the standard Peacock subscription.  I wonder what the actual deal is with Comcast and NBC? 
If the current Comcast customers who get Peacock will have to upgrade to a Peacock Premium then I think this will cause issues for the network. 

There are 3 levels. There’s a free version that basically has a lot of NBC re-runs on it and other stuff, but none of the new shows. Then there’s a $4.99 version which gets you access to everything (including WWE Network) but with ads. There’s also a $9.99 version which is the same but ad-free. 


The Peacock plan that I have with Comcast does have WWE content to stream.  I do not pay any extra premium. Maybe it will be limited content. 

They moved some WWE stuff over when the deal was first announced. That’s not the WWE Network, which will be on a sub-platform of Peacock. They’re just giving you a preview. 



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That makes sense. That is why I was confused. Thanks.

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PEACOCK LAUNCHES WWE NETWORK TODAY, NXT UK AND LOTS OF OTHER NEW PROGRAMMING MOVES TO PEACOCK
by Mike Johnson @ 12:33 PM on 3/18/2021

NBC Universal streaming service Peacock issued the following press release to PWInsider.com:


WWE Network Launches on Peacock

Welcome, WWE Network.

WWE Network launches on Peacock today. Stream every live WWE pay-per-view event—including WrestleMania—and fan favorite WWE shows.

From the celebration of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin Week to the excitement of WWE FASTLANE 2021, WWE Network is launching on Peacock with tons of new and original programming streaming this week as it moves to its new home.

WWE NETWORK ON PEACOCK

Thursday, March 18: WWE Network content becomes available on Peacock.
Sunday, March 21: WWE Fastlane will be available to stream on both Peacock and WWE Network.
Sunday, April 4: WWE Network sunsets for users in the United States, making Peacock the exclusive home for WWE Network content in the U.S.
Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11: WrestleMania 37 streams exclusively on Peacock in the U.S.
WWE Network, including all PPVs, are available on Peacock Premium for $4.99 — a $5.00/month savings. Peacock is also offering the WWE Universe deeper savings for a limited time — details available at: http://www.PeacockTV.com/sports/WWE

NEW EPISODES & SERIES THIS WEEK
*ALL TIMES IN EST, LIVE

March 18: WCW Saturday Night (1993) 10 new classic episodes
March 18: This Week in WWE
March 18: WWE NXT (3/17/21)
March 18 at 3pm: WWE NXT UK (Live)
March 19?: WWE The Day Of: Elimination Chamber 2021
March 19?: Birth of the Stunner
March 19 at 10pm: ?205 Live (Live)
March 20: WWE Main Event (3/4/21)
March 20: wXw We Love Wrestling #3
March 20: ICW Fight Club 164: “Barred”
March 20: EVOLVE 5
March 20: The Best of WWE: Best of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
March 20: Talking Smack
March 21: Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions: Randy Orton
March 21: Friday Night Smackdown (2/19/21)
March 21: La Previa
March 21 at 4pm: WWE's The Bump (Live)
March 21 at 6 pm: WWE Fastlane Kickoff (Live)
March 21 at 7pm: WWE Fastlane 2021 (Live)



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Soooo...I use my friend's WWE Network login, since he has no internet right now, he brings his daughter over to watch the PPV's at my house, so I'm following this stuff closely. So as of today, I can't log into the WWE Network. So best I can tell, I'm gonna have to call him and tell him if he wants to watch the PPV's anymore, he's going to have to go in, cancel his WWE Network subscription, then go and set up a Peacock account..

I can see a LOT of people just saying fuck it and not bothering..if Peacock are hoping to bring in those million-plus subscribers I wouldn't hold my breath..



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