The professional wrestling federation, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has penned down a deal with the media giant, Disney. According to this deal, the digital platform of the notable media firm, Disney+Hotstar, would exclusively stream the WWE Network in Indonesia.
Through this first-ever international distribution deal for the wrestling entertainment brand, all elite events and tournaments of the WWE will be streamed live on Disney’s OTT platform in Indonesia. The languages delivered would be Bahasa Indonesia and English. Through this collaboration, the subscribers would get on-demand access to WWE’s premium documentaries, reality shows and unique archived content. In addition to this, wrestling fans can get all of these services at no additional cost but as a part of the standard subscription of Disney+Hotstar.
Vineet Puri, the GM for Indonesia at the Walt Disney Co., commented on this grand association and said, “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 Plus Hotstar. With this new content on Disney+ Hotstar, we hope to expand our reach and engage even more audiences in Indonesia.”
The WWE president, Nick Khan, also gave his insights on the huge deal and said, “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 Plus 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 Plus continues to expand its reach internationally.”
This was WWE’s first direct signing with Disney that kickstarted on January 30, 2022, with the live coverage of its popular event, Royal Rumble, in Indonesia.