WWE 24/7 Streaming Network AnnouncedBy: Sean Patterson - January 9, 2014
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week WWE CEO Vince McMahon officially unveiled the WWE Network, a 24/7 streaming network for WWE wrestling fans.
The WWE Network will stream WWE-related programming at all hours of the day, including classic WWE matches, documentaries, reality shows, and other original programming. The network will also stream all 12 of the WWE’s monthly pay-per-view events, including Wrestlemania. In addition, fans will have access to more than 1,500 hours of on-demand video content from the network when it launches.
Access to the WWE Network will cost $9.99 per month, with a minimum commitment of six months. Fans can sign up for a subscription to the network starting at 9 am on February 24.
The network will be available to stream via the WWE website, or through WWE apps on devices including Android mobile devices, iOS devices, Roku boxes, PlayStation (3 & 4) consoles, Xbox 360, and some smart TVs. The WWE has partnered with MLB Advanced Media (the company behind MLB.tv and the MLB At Bat app) to provide streaming solutions and app development for the new network.
The network is scheduled to launch on February 24, the day after the WWE’s “Elimination Chamber” pay-per-view event. The WWE Network will go live just after Monday Night Raw, and the post-show for that event will be the first program streamed on the network.
“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 McMahon. “WWE Network will provide transformative growth for our company and unprecedented value for our fans.”