World Wrestling Entertainment announced plans for the long awaited WWE Network at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The launch date for the next work is February 24, just in time for this year’s Wrestlemania. The network will cost $9.99 a month with a minimum six month commitment. The price will easily pay for itself as the WWE announced that all pay per view events will be carried on the network at no extra charge.
WWE chairman & CEO, Vince McMahon knows that this is a monumental day for the WWE universe, “Today is a historic day for WWE as we transform and reimage 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.” WWE confirmed that the network would be available in numerous ways including: mobile apps via Amazon’s Kindle Fire Samsung Galaxy, and Apple devices such as the iPad and iPhone; Roku streaming devices, Sony Playstation 3, and Playstation 4, and Xbox 360.
Programming on the network will feature two aspects. First, a video on demand service that will have over 1,500 hours of content, including every past WWE, WCW (World Championship Wrestling), and ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling) pay per view. Secondly, the network will also have a 24/7 original programming. Shows already announced for the network include: WWE Legends house, WE Countdown, The Monday Night War, and Wrestlemania Rewind.
WWE teamed up with MLB Advanced Media to deliver content the streaming network to fans. MLB president, Bob Bowman is excited for this venture. “We applaud WWE for this bold, timely and strategic move to fully optimize the power and potential of live entertainment,” said Bowman. “We re proud to work with WWE to help provide its millions of loyal fans with unencumbered access to distinctive and engaging live content.”