WWE Network launching next month


WWE / World Wrestling EntertainmentWWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 streaming network, will launch live in the U.S. on 2/24, featuring all 12 WWE live pay-per-view events, original programming, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches and more than 1,500 hours of video on demand.

Fans can subscribe to WWE Network beginning at 9 am ET on 2/24 at WWE.com, and for a limited time will be offered a free one week trial. The 24/7 network will be delivered directly to fans through over-the-top digital distribution, will be available on desktops and laptops via WWE.com. WWE Network will also be available through the WWE App on: Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices; Android devices such as Samsung Galaxy; iOS devices such as Apple iPad and iPhone; Roku streaming devices; Sony PlayStation 3 and Sony PlayStation 4; and Xbox 360. Availability on additional devices, including Xbox One and select Smart TVs, will follow this summer.

“Today is a historic day for WWE as we transform and reimagine how we deliver our premium live content and 24/7 programming directly to our fans around the world,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & CEO. “WWE Network will provide transformative growth for our company and unprecedented value for our fans.”

WWE Network will also offer a second screen experience for all original programming and live events via the WWE App, similar to the interactive fan experience currently available for flagship TV programs Raw and SmackDown.

WWE collaborated with MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) to build a powerful solution for delivering 24/7 WWE content to fans. MLBAM will provide services, including video streaming infrastructure, application development and operational support for reliable cross-platform distribution.

WWE Network is scheduled to launch in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Nordics by the end of 2014/early 2015.