Wednesday, January 8, 2014

WWE Network - Finally, someone gets it!

It's about damn time!

The WWE just announced their network, and it's about time that someone FINALLY understands what customers want!

The WWE network will be a live 24/7 streaming channel, distributed through the WWE website as well as apps for iOS, Android, PS3/4, XBox 360/One, Roku and various smart TV's.

WWE is going straight to the customer with this, charging only $9.99 a month. Why is $9.99 a month such a big deal? Because it includes all 12 of the monthly WWE pay-per-views, which if ordered with your traditional cable or satellite provider would cost over $600 per year. That's a pretty huge savings.

In addition to the live content, the network will also feature on demand programming from the extensive WWE video library. To start, fans will have access to every single WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-view event. Again, HUGE!

They said multiple times that the content from the video library would be uncut and uncensored. Let's hope so, especially with the more extreme ECW pay-per-views. WWE has really toned it down in the past few years, which left me with the fear that they would censor quite a bit of the late 90's content, but this statement from their FAQ has given me hope:
"26. Will all content on WWE Network be PG?WWE Network will contain a range of programming suitable for various audiences.  Content rated TV-14 or TV-MA will be preceded by appropriate advisory messages recommending viewer discretion.  Parental controls will be available for on-demand content." FAQ

Even though the network isn't launching in Canada right away (we have to wait until the end of the year / early next year) I'm pretty excited about this announcement.

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