WWE announced that a much-anticipated WWE Network service will be coming on February 24, the ability for fans to enjoy live stream and on-demand WWE events and PPVs.
WWE Network will be launched on Monday, February 24 with all good next-gen consoles. At CES 2014, WWE announced the first-ever 24/7 streaming network, arriving late next month.
WWE Network allows fans to watch all 12 WWE live pay-per-view events – including WrestleMania –for $9.99 per month. It will also include groundbreaking original programming, live pay-per-view 30 minute pre- and post-shows, reality shows, documentaries, and more than 1,500 hours of video on demand that includes all WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-views as well as classic matches uncut and uncensored, encores of Raw, SmackDown and WWE Main Event.
Speaking during the event, The chairman of the board and CEO of WWE, Vince McMahon said, “Today 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.”
More precisely, WWE Network will go live after Monday Night Raw at 11:05 p.m. on February 24 in the United States and WrestleMania 30 will be the first PPV to stream on the network.
“WWE Network will provide transformative growth for our company and unprecedented value for our fans.” He added. The event was also joined by popular wrestlers John Cena, Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Triple H.
At launch, WWE Universe will able to take a free one week trial for a limited time. WWE Network will be available all the way from desktop to laptops via WWE.com, from smartphones to tablets including iPhone, iPad, Amazon’s Kindle Fire, Galaxy line-up and Roku devices, and all popular consoles such as PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Xbox 360, followed by Xbox One and selected Smart TVs this summer.
WWE has also plans to launch the streaming network in the U.K, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and in Scandinavian countries by the end of 2014 or early 2015.
In the meantime, Sony has already announced PlayStation Now that will be available later this month in the United States.