World Wrestling Entertainment Starts 24/7 Streaming Network9 Jan, 2014 By: Chris Tribbey
LAS VEGAS — WWE fans were given reason to celebrate Jan. 8 when, at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show, the professional wrestling group announced a 24-hour streaming network, which launches Feb. 24. Fans can subscribe for $9.99 a month.
The new over-the-top offering will include a dozen live PPV events, reality shows, original shows, documentaries, classic matches and more than 1,500 hours of VOD programming.
“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 and CEO. “WWE Network will provide transformative growth for our company and unprecedented value for our fans.”
The service will be available via WWE.com, Roku streaming devices, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and 4 gaming systems, and via apps on Android and iOS devices, as well as Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices. The Xbox One and some Internet-connected HDTVs are expected to add the channel later this year.
The United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and other countries are expected to have access to the service by the beginning of 2015.