LOS ANGELES, January 9, 2014 — World Wrestling Entertainment, WWE, hit their finishing maneuver and successfully won the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show yesterday. WWE announced that on Monday, February 24, the first ever 24/7 streaming network will launch.
The network package will feature all 12 WWE live pay-per-view events, including March’s WrestleMania, planned original programming, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches uncut and uncensored, and all WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-views. There will also be more than 1,500 hours of video on demand at time of launch.
This is valued at over $600 per year and will only cost the consumer $9.99 per month with a six month commitment. Considering that WWE’s monthly pay-per-views cost $44.95 and WrestleMania is $59.95, this is a huge deal for wrestling fans past, present and future.
Fans will be able to subscribe to the WWE Network beginning at 9 a.m. EST on Monday, February 24, at WWE.com, and for a limited time, WWE will be offering a free one week trial.
The WWE Network will be available for all manner of communication besides your home television. Desktops and laptops can tune in via WWE.com and the network will also be available through the WWE App on Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices, Android devices, Apple iPad and iPhone, Roku streaming devices, Sony Playstation 3 and PlayStation 4, and Xbox360. Other devices such as the Xbox One and select Smart TVs will be available this summer.
“Today is a historic day for WWE as we transform and reimagine how we deliver our premium live content and 24/7 programming directly to our fans around the world,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, according to wrestlingzone.com. “WWE Network will provide transformative growth for our company and unprecedented value for our fans.”
WWE Network is scheduled to launch in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Nordics by the end of 2014 or early 2015.
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