Bully Ray Calls Cody Rhodes Bigger Than AEW, Comcast Launches New Streaming Platform


Speaking on a recent edition of Busted Open Radio, WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray shared his perspective on the changes to Cody Rhodes’ career following his departure from AEW and return to WWE.

Ray stated that Rhodes’ impact on professional wrestling extends beyond the scope of Tony Khan’s AEW.


You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On how Rhodes might have viewed WWE before returning: “I don’t know how a career midcarder… up until the point that he left WWE… looked at a place and considered it home.”

On the arc of Rhodes’ trajectory after his return: “Make no mistake, Dave, the day Cody made his entrance and his return at WrestleMania, Cody became a much bigger star than he ever was in AEW. He became bigger than AEW, he became bigger than any talents in AEW because it’s a different stage.”

Comcast announced the launch of its new streaming platform Now TV, which includes Vice and A&E’s live network, as well as Peacock Premium at a $20 price tag.

You can check out the official announcement below:

Comcast Introduces NOW TV: A $20 Entertainment Option With 60+ Streaming and Fast Channels, Plus Peacock Premium

New Offering for Xfinity Internet Customers Features Simple, Everyday Pricing with No Contracts, No Equipment, Sign Up/Cancel Anytime
May 23, 2023 11:08 AM Eastern Daylight Time

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Comcast unveiled NOW TV a new streaming offering that includes 40+ live channels from A&E, AMC, Hallmark and Warner Bros. Discovery, plus 20+ integrated FAST channels from NBC, Sky and Xumo Play, and a subscription to Peacock Premium at no additional cost

NOW TV was built to meet the needs of the value-conscious consumer who wants an entertainment product that is simple and convenient with quality programming movies, top shows, live sports, and news. Launching in the coming weeks, NOW TV will be available to Xfinity Internet customers for an everyday monthly price of $20, no equipment required, and the ability to sign up and cancel anytime.

“With content and connectivity at the core of our company, we are uniquely positioned to build and deliver streaming entertainment offerings unlike anything else out there today,” said Dave Watson, President and CEO, Comcast Cable. “NOW TV is a great example of how our company brings together its collective video experiences, innovative technology, and superior broadband service to deliver some of the best entertainment into one affordable steaming bundle.”

NOW TV is the newest video offering from Comcast that leverages its global technology platform, the engine that powers the company’s entertainment and connectivity products and experiences. Built using cross-company innovation and technology from Xfinity, Peacock, Sky and Xumo, NOW TV is the first streaming offering in the market to combine a live TV streaming service, free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channels, and a subscription video on demand (SVOD) service. NOW TV includes:

  • NOW TV Live: A new live TV streaming service that includes more than 40 popular channels from A&E, Afro?, AMC?, Animal Planet?, BBC America, BBC News, Comedy.TV?, Cooking, Crime + Investigation, Discovery, Discovery Life, Food Network, FYI, Great American Family, Great American Living, Get TV, Game Show Network, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, HGTV?, The HISTORY Channel, Investigation Discovery, IFC, Justice Central, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network, Magnolia Network, Military History, MotorTrend? Network, OWN?, Pursuit, Recipe.TV?, Science Channel, Sony Movies, Sundance TV, TLC, Travel Channel, Vice, WEtv and Weather Channel. The service is accessible through the Xfinity Stream app and includes a 20-hour DVR and access on three concurrent streams.
  • Peacock Premium: NOW TV customers also will receive a Peacock Premium subscription at no additional cost via the Peacock app on all devices where the streaming service is available. Peacock Premium includes breakout original series, more than 5,000 hours of live sports, hit movies right after they’re in theaters, next day access to all new shows from NBC and Bravo, fan-favorite library content and daily live news.
  • FAST Channels: NOW TV customers can discover and enjoy more than 20 free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channels alongside NOW TV Live’s including NBC News NOW, Sky News?? and the following genre-based channels from Xumo Play: Action Movies, Black Cinema, Bollywood & Indian Cinema, Comedy Movies, Comedy TV, Crime TV, Documentaries, Drama & Action TV, Family Movies, Food TV, Movies, Game Shows, Her Movies, Horror & Thriller, Kids TV, Reality TV, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Movies, Travel & Lifestyle TV and Westerns.

NOW TV customers can sign up and cancel anytime through Xfinity.com. At launch, NOW TV Live and Xfinity Stream’s FAST channels will be accessible through the Xfinity Stream app on supported devices, including Xfinity Flex, Fire TV, iOS and Android-powered devices, and via casting through Apple AirPlay and Google Chromecast.”

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