Disney Does Deal With WWE For Viewing Rights In Indonesia

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WWE has signed a new deal with Disney for their media rights which will see the WWE Network come to Indonesia through their streaming service.

WWE announced in 2021 that they had inked a deal with NBC Universal which would see their Network become part of NBC’s Peacock streaming service.

The $1 billion deal, which will last for five years, was recently discussed by company President Nick Khan in an interview with the Sports Business Journal.

“In what is now a cluttered OTT subscriber marketplace, it only made sense to partner with somebody. We want to be in business with everybody who is a real player in this business. Understanding the business – where it’s at and where it’s heading – is a key part to all of this.”

WWE has now taken the same approach in Indonesia, where the SBJ has reported that the company has signed its first deal with Disney. This will see the WWE Network move to the Disney+ Hotstar streaming service in Indonesia, beginning with the Royal Rumble. This is a significant deal as Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world.

Events on the streaming service will be streamed in English as well as the Bahasa Indonesian language. The content will be included as part of a standard subscription to the Disney+ Hotstar service rather than a standalone fee.