Groundbreaking WWE Network to launch Feb. 24

 

WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 streaming network, will launch live in the United States on Monday, Feb. 24, featuring all 12 WWE live pay-per-view events -- including WrestleMania -- valued at more than $600 per year for $9.99 per month with a 6-month commitment.

The announcement was made Wednesday, Jan. 8 during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

WWE Network will also include groundbreaking original programming, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches and more than 1,500 hours of video on demand at launch.

Fans can subscribe to WWE Network beginning at 9 a.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 24 at www.WWE.com. For a limited time, a one-week free trial will be offered.

WWE Network, the first 24/7 network delivered directly to fans through over-the-top digital distribution, will be available on desktops and laptops via www.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.

Get a sneak peek of the WWE Network at www.WWE.com/WWENetwork.

“Today [Wednesday, Jan. 8] 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 & Chief Executive Officer. “WWE Network will provide transformative growth for our company and unprecedented value for our fans.”

WWE Network will also offer fans a revolutionary 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.

•  Wrestling writer Scott Fishman give his insight on the launch of this innovative network.

Go to

http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/01/09/3860169/innovative-move-by-wwe-with-first.html#morer

•  AP writer Dan Gelston wrote about the launch. To read more about the WWE Network and see the logo, go to

http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/01/08/3859830/wwe-set-to-launch-own-247-network.html

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