WWE Network Launches on Xbox 360, PS3 and More

February 24, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

This morning the WWE Network launched, letting customers on Roku devices, tablet devices (Android, iOS), Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4 watch "thousands of hours" of classic WWE, WCW, and ECW content, rebroadcast of its network shows, all pay-per-views live and archived, and new original programming.

The network has already experienced some technical hiccups today, but the WWE assures customers that it is working with its partner to deal with the high demand. Currently they are offering a free one-week trial, though those who sign up for it should pay close attention to the checkbox about 6-month recurring billing, and to the fact that if you don't cancel prior to the one week trial ending you'll automatically be subscribed for six months.

The WWE Network costs $9.99 a month, but requires a six month commitment at launch. This may change sometime down the road. To learn more and sign up for the free trial, visit wwe.com.

No doubt as network becomes more and more popular, WWE will see the benefit of net neutrality legislation or it pay cable operators for faster access - just like Netflix...


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Re: WWE Network Launches on Xbox 360, PS3 and More

"This morning the WWE Network launched, letting customers on Roku devices, tablet devices (Android, iOS), Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4 watch "thousands of hours" of classic WWE, WCW, and ECW content..."

For Everything But Wii U.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: WWE Network Launches on Xbox 360, PS3 and More

The word going around is that carriers are not happy about this. Dish Network apparently flat out dropped their PPVs and did not air last nights' PPV feature.

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Papa Midnight

Re: WWE Network Launches on Xbox 360, PS3 and More

There's also reports that Comcast might be dropping WWE pay-per-views after last night's PPV. Figure Four Weekly reported that a source at Comcast noted that Customer Service reps were being trained on handling calls about not being able to order WWE pay-per-views.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Pelicans. Solidarity for the Saints = No retreat, no surrender. 2013 = Saints' revenge on the NFL. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always.

Re: WWE Network Launches on Xbox 360, PS3 and More

Heh, wow, they really, REALLY hate competition, it means they can't price gouge.

Re: WWE Network Launches on Xbox 360, PS3 and More

A lot of it is that the cable/satellite companies feel like WWE is under-cutting them on their PPVs(even though the Pay-per-view channels are basically 95% porn nowadays) by offering all their PPVs, including WrestleMania, online for basically $10 a month(while still charging roughly $60 for the Pay-Per-View on the cable/satellite systems).

I do wonder how the PPV situation affects/will affect the WWE's TV deals. WWE is free to negotiate with everybody even though Comcast/NBC Universal has the right to match any offer WWE gets from other media companies.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Pelicans. Solidarity for the Saints = No retreat, no surrender. 2013 = Saints' revenge on the NFL. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always.

 
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