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Peacock Expecting Massive Influx Of Subscriptions Thanks To Wrestlemania

With WrestleMania being one of WWE’s biggest shows of the year and now exclusive to Peacock, the OTT service is expecting to add subscribers en masse over the weekend.

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WrestleMania 37 takes place this weekend, marking the first WWE “pay-per-view” event to air exclusively on Peacock since NBCUniversal became the home for all WWE content back in January, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Among live sporting events, the event is expected to be the single best driver for new digital subscriptions for a streaming service.

As noted by Yahoo! Sports, prior to WrestleMania37, WWE Network subscribers had access to the last pay-per-view event, Fastlane, as well as all other content on the service through April 4, making there no real reason for people to sign up for Peacock.

With WrestleMania being one of WWE’s biggest shows of the year and now exclusive to Peacock, the OTT service is expecting to add subscribers en masse over the weekend.

According to Yahoo! Sports, “Chris Bevilacqua (co-founder, Bevilacqua Helfant Ventures) believes Peacock can net more than 1 million subscribers from WM37—a figure on par with the number of domestic subscribers WWE reported for WWE Network in Q4 ’20.”

“What WrestleMania did for WWE Network is a good proxy [for new Peacock sign-ups],” Bevilaqua told Yahoo! Sports. WWE reported 1.22 million subs in Q2 ’20.

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Barstool Sports Star Big Cat Launches Coffee Business

Barstool conducted a recent fan survey, and 80% of respondents said they drink coffee on a daily basis. Katz and the folks at Barstool listened, and so Stella Blue was born.

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A new direct-to-consumer product from the minds at Barstool Sports has hit store shelves – coffee. Stella Blue Coffee is a new brand launched by Pardon My Take co-host and Barstool Sports star Dan “Big Cat” Katz.

The name was inspired by Big Cat’s love of coffee and his love for his recue dog Stella.

Barstool conducted a recent fan survey, and 80% of respondents said they drink coffee on a daily basis. Katz and the folks at Barstool listened, and so Stella Blue was born.

The coffee will feature three different blends. Positive Vibes is the light roast, Big Cat Blend is the medium roast and Electric Avenue Dark Roast. The coffee is available in 12-ounce whole bean bags, 12-ounce ground bags and pods for Keurig lovers.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of the coffee will go to PAWS Chicago, the largest no-kill humane organization in Dan’s hometown.

Stella Blue is the latest Barstool-backed and created DTC product to hit store shelves. The company has a record of previous success launching other products including flavored vodka, beer and hard seltzers.

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Barstool Sports Raising Money In Memory of Murdered Virginia Football Players

Barstool created a design featuring the phrase C’ville Strong above the cross swords used in Virginia’s athletic logo. The design also features the initials and numbers for the three murdered players.

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Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy has announced a fundraising campaign for the three Virginia football players murdered earlier this week.

In a tweet, Portnoy said 100% of proceeds from t-shirt sales will go to support the families of Lavel “Tyler” Davis Jr., Devin Chandler, and D’Sean Perry, who were all killed in an on-campus shooting earlier this week.

Two of the three football players killed were Barstool Athletes, a name, image, and likeness program started by the online outlet.

Barstool created a design featuring the phrase C’ville Strong above the cross swords used in Virginia’s athletic logo. The design also features the initials and numbers for the three murdered players.

Merchandise can be purchased here.

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Grant Wahl Details Run-In With Qatari Security At World Cup

“Picture is not allowed, sir,” the guard purportedly told Wahl. When he asked for clarification, the guard told him “Kindly delete it, sir”.

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CBS Sports soccer analyst Grant Wahl has detailed an issue he had with security as the 2022 World Cup prepares to take place in Qatar.

In an article posted on his Substack, Wahl claimed he took a picture of a sign in the media center that said “Now is All”. He shared after he took the photo, a security guard immediately walked over.

“Picture is not allowed, sir,” the guard purportedly told Wahl. When he asked for clarification, the guard told him “Kindly delete it, sir”.

The 2022 World Cup being held in Qatar has been viewed as controversial for a multitude of reasons, mostly centered around the country’s poor record on human rights. Other media members have shared their experiences with Qatari security, as a confrontation with a Danish television crew went viral earlier this week.

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