One of the biggest and most overlooked channels to come to the Apple TV was the WWE network channel. A 27 / 7 streaming service showing all WWE action and pay per views for $12.99 a month with no commitment and the ability to cancel at any time, or pay $9.99 by opting for a six-month contract.
On the channel, fans will have access to 24/7 programming, all 12 live WWE pay-per-view events, and the most comprehensive video-on-demand library.
The rollout started in the USA and The US English language version of the channel is now available in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Spain and the Nordics, the official WWE website has confirmed.
Fans based in Italy, Germany, Japan, India, China, Thailand and Malaysia will have to wait to find out when WWE Network will be made available to them.
I’m amazed that Sky has allowed this as WWE, formerly WWF has been a major part of their sports channels for a couple of decades now.
It marks a significant move from traditional cable subscription viewing, which has previously led the way for premium television – although live flagship shows like RAW and SmackDown will remain exclusive to pay TV.
“We’re not constrained by, ‘You can’t do this’,”, “But don’t get me wrong, we don’t want anyone to cut the cord. That’s not to our advantage.”
WWE chairman and chief executive Vince McMahon said.
Among the programming for WWE Network will be a new live daily studio show, in addition to pre and post-RAW and SmackDown shows, and NXT, which follows the development of future Superstars.