At CES, Vince McMahon took the stage and shed some light on the WWE Network and not only gave a release date for it, but outlined much of what the WWE Network is.
The WWE Network has been something of a burden lately as it has been in the works for well over three-to-four years. But at CES WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon took the stage to reveal what the WWE Network will be.
It will be a mix of Hulu Plus, Netflix, and HBO GO. It will contain every pay-per-view the company has ever done, original content like Legends House which will be a real world type of series with WWE Legends living under one roof. Also coming will be pre and post shows for Raw, Smackdown, and Pay-Per-Views. WWE has been working with MLB Advanced Media to work on content distribution and MLBAM will provide its industry-leading technology services, including video streaming infrastructure, application development and operational support for reliable cross-platform distribution.
“We applaud WWE for this bold, timely and strategic move to fully optimize the power and potential of live entertainment,” said Bob Bowman, President and CEO of MLBAM. We are proud to work with WWE to help provide its millions of loyal fans with unencumbered access to distinctive and engaging live content across the devices they use most.”
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.
The WWE Network will launch on Monday February 24th with a post-show following Raw. You will receive all 12 Pay-Per-Views for free when subscribing to the network and you can expect everything that WWE currently has out there. Raw, Smackdown, Superstars, NXT, Total Divas, The Monday Night Wars and more. There will be more than 1,500 Video on Demand at launch. There will also be original content as well including Countdown which will be a Top 10 countdown show, and WWE Legends House coming in April.
WWE Network will cost $9.99 a month with a six month $60 commitment, you also will get a one week free trial to see if it is for you. It will also be available on the PlayStation 3, 4, and Xbox 360. No word currently on Xbox One.