WWE Network moving to Peacock

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  1. IU Hawks fan They call me IU

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    Standalone WWE Network will go away in the US.

    My hunch is that NHL.TV will do the same, whether it be on Peacock or ESPN+.
     
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    I wonder who will pick it up in Canada assume it goes to a similar model.

    The Network here has been terrible the past 2-3 months. Frequently signs you out every 8-10 minutes. A change it this direction could be a reason why it hasn't been addressed
     
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    This is a pretty incredible deal for $5/month (with ads) - EPL matches, WWE Network, likely NHL games, and all of the other NBC content already there.
     
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    this probably pushes me over the edge on Peacock
     
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    Can they even show games in canada?
     
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    How is the Peacock streaming capability? NBC Sports does not have a stream quality that is worth paying for.
     
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    I've never had any issues with the NBC Sports app on either Fire Stick or Roku. Peacock app has been equally reliable on Roku and the Xfinity Flex box.
     
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    Peacock can't show NHL games under the current deal.

    Canada is irrelevant here, they're not the rights holder there, Rogers is.
     
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    Dang I was just wishing it was allowed
     
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    Included at no extra cost Xfinity X1
     
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    I've found Peacock to be much more stable than the NBC Sports app.
     
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    That's what I have. I use to get the WWE Network years ago when it had much older content. Got rid of it when they did away with certain features.
     
  13. IU Hawks fan They call me IU

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    Don't even need that, it's included with internet service, just need to order their free Flex streaming device to sign in the 1st time, then it'll work on any device with the app.
     
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    Used to get the network, cancelled it because It wasn’t worth $100+ a year imo

    The cost is much more palatable when its free w xfinity
     
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    My main problem with the WWE Network is the legacy content. Sure, virtually every RAW & SmackDown is on there, but if you're talking old school or deep cuts, it's been an absolute drip feed at best, so I worry that the move will ensure we won't see any more Wrestling Challenge or Superstars (the old one that the company refuses to get the copyright "Superstars of Wrestling" from the current asset holder for cause this is the same company that made their most noteworthy era unwatchable for a decade after losing a lawsuit), not to mention other B-shows and legacy content that are either hard to find or of very poor quality online.

    Considering I'm unhappy with the current product, I'd at least like to see what stuff was like back in the day without worrying about YouTube taking it down or the quality being that of a potato.
     
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    I just went to the Peacock website and signed up or an account, clicked on "xfinity", and did some magic with my phone. No device required. Now I can sign in on my Roku TV, laptop, phone, etc. All for free (with commercials).
     

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