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WWE Network Announcement Recap: WWE shifts the digital content landscape

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WWE ushered in a new era for their vast media library and live content in Las Vegas tonight at CES, announcing the WWE Network, a digital streaming service that will launch on February 24, 2014 for $9.99 per month. The service includes all live pay-per-view events starting with WrestleMania XXX.

With the yearly cost of WWE's pay-per-view offerings being $675, the WWE Network offers a staggering deal at roughly $120 a year. On top of the monster savings for pay-per-view, the WWE let us know the following about the WWE Network.

  • This will be on a vast amount of devices, including iOS devices, Android devices, Amazon Kindle Fire, PlayStation 3 and 4, and the Xbox 360. Support for the Xbox One and select Smart TVs will come this summer.
  • All 12 Live Pay-Per-View events will be included at no additional charge.
  • A live daily studio show will eventually make it to the WWE Network.
  • WWE Legend's House - a reality program featuring WWE legends "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Tony Atlas, Jimmy Hart, "Mean" Gene Okerlund, Pat Patterson, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, and more.
  • WrestleMania Rewind, a behind the scenes, documentary-style look at some of the most legendary WrestleMania matches.
  • WWE Countdown - an interactive countdown series that lets viewers rank and discuss WWE’s most spectacular Superstars, unexpected moments, best catch phrases and more through digital polling and social media interaction.
  • WWE NXT - featuring the WWE Superstars and Divas of tomorrow, performing from the Full Sail University campus in Orlando, Florida.
  • The Monday Night War - a series going in depth into the legendary era where Vince McMahon's WWE went toe to toe with Ted Turner's WCW in a battle of survival. The series will explore the real life rivalry and the fallout that ensued.
  • Live 30 minute pre and post shows for events.
  • Every WWE, WCW, and ECW pay-per-view on demand, including past Raw and Smackdown events.
  • More than 1,500 hours of on demand video content at launch.

At only $9.99 per month, this seems like a certain value for fans. Check out the video above for a demo of the WWE Network and click here for 26 things you need to know about the WWE Network.

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