WWE have announced the launch of the WWE Network.
At an event held at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas as part of the CES technology conferences, WWE chairman Vince McMahon confirmed the new 24/7 streaming service will be available in the United States from February 24, and will cost $9.99 a month on a six-month commitment.
And for your $9.99 a month, you’ll get encores of Raw, Smackdown and Main Event, as well as all 12 live pay-per-view events – including WrestleMania 30 – and original content. Subscribers will also have full access to WWE’s extensive video library, including all WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-views and classic matches, uncut and uncensored. Premiere episodes of NXT and Superstars will also air, and there will be a variety of age-appropriate content, with TV-14 and TV-MA content preceded by advisory messages of discretion.
The WWE Network will be available via WWE.com, through the existing WWE App on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire, as well as PlayStation 3 and 4 and Xbox 360. Xbox One and select Smart TV availability will follow this summer.
Initially it will only be available in the United States, and will follow in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Nordics by the end of 2014/early 2015.
Considering the total cost of the pay-per-view events alone is at around $600, getting those plus weekly Raw and Smackdown episodes, as well as the company’s unprecedented archive is nothing short of a fantastic deal.