WWE has just released the following announcing a multi-year partnership with Twitch.
Official Monday Night RAW Sidecast on Twitch Launches Today
STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced a multi-year partnership with Twitch that will see the return of the official WWE channel and popular WWE Superstar channels, featuring live and exclusive content.
In addition to the launch of the channel, WWE will debut today a companion sidecast to Monday Night RAW, bringing the WWE Universe behind the scenes and closer to the in-ring action. The weekly viewing experience will be led by a rotating cast of hosts and will regularly feature appearances by WWE Superstars, unique and exclusive content such as backstage interviews, and more. Viewers can stream the sidecast live every Monday beginning at 8 p.m. ET via https://www.twitch.tv/wwe or the Twitch App.
Additionally, the official WWE channel will be home to other live productions and will serve as an alternate live streaming feed for all of WWE’s premium live event press conferences.
Fightful reported back in April that a new deal had been brokered between Twitch and WWE that will see talent return to the platform with almost no restrictions. This comes after a few years of turmoil between the company and talent over how profits from those streams should be divided up. The new agreement looks to be a three-way split between WWE, the talent, and Twitch, with the talent taking the vast majority of the money.
One of the more popular pro wrestling video game streaming acts is Da Party, consisting of WWE Superstar Xavier Woods, former WWE Superstar Tyler Breeze, and AEW stars Adam Cole and Claudio Castagnoli. It was noted that the new agreement would allow inter-promotional appearances to happen on Twitch but it has to be cleared by management first.
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