The WWE announced at CES 2014 that its long-awaited WWE Network will finally be launching this year. WWE Network will be a digital platform much like Netflix and Hulu Plus, and is being touted as the first 24/7 streaming service. The WWE will provide hours of new and original programming such as reality shows and documentaries.
The best part of WWE Network is the hundreds of hours of on-demand programming you can view. Not only can you watch classic matches and replays of Raw and Smackdown, but every PPV from WWE, WCW and ECW can be watched at any time. Most of the service is also commercial-free. It’s also worth mentioning that all of the old programming will be available in full, uncensored and uncut. Yes, this even includes matches that have Chris Benoit in them.
Another great deal is that every new PPV will be included too. This even includes WrestleMania XXX, and everything will be streamed in HD. You don’t have to pay extra to view content in HD like you would with other service providers.
Fans will only have to pay $9.99 per month with a minimum commitment of six months. There will be a limited time one week free trial. The WWE Network will officially launch at 11:05 p.m. EST on February 24th in the USA. All you need to do to get the network is to go to WWE.com.
The WWE Network will be available on a ton of devices. This includes computers, tablets, smartphones and many gaming consoles. The Xbox One and Smart TVs will be getting the network “during the Summer” later in the year. The WWE Network will be released in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Nordics by the end of 2014 to early 2015.
Although I live in New Zealand and have to wait months for the service to come, I’m still excited. The fact that the WWE Network only costs $9.99 per month and includes every PPV new and old is a real bargain in my book. PPV events on their own are usually expensive, so this is a really cheap price.