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Satellite Company Drops WWE PPVs

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Satellite company, Dish Network, has decided not to carry WrestleMania 30 on pay-per-view.

Dish said in a statement Thursday: "WWE is not willing to adjust PPV costs to satellite/cable companies, which is unfair to their customers. DISH needs to re-focus efforts to support partners that better serve DISH customers and other satellite/cable companies, including DirecTV, have also expressed they may no longer provide WWE PPV events in the future.”

DirecTV currently plans to carry WM30, but as WWE noted in recent presentations, cable TV and satellite providers are taking a month-by-month approach to decide whether to carry PPVs.

U.S. wrestling customers now have access to PPVs for $9.99 per month, with a six-month commitment, on the WWE Network.

WWE is currently not planning to lower the price for stand-alone PPV customers as they try to collect PPV revenue during the early stages of the Network and entice fans to subscribe to the Network.


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