By bringing WWE to cable, closed-circuit television and pay-per-view, Vince McMahon revolutionized event programming for sports and entertainment decades ago and he continues to be a visionary today.
Once again, WWE has created a new way to engage fans with an extraordinary value proposition by strategically delivering WWE’s premium live content directly to fans in more than 180 countries with WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 direct-to-consumer network delivered directly to fans through over-the-top digital distribution.
Featuring all WWE live pay-per-view events, WWE Network is the fastest growing digital subscription service that features groundbreaking original programming, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches and over 6,000 hours of video on demand.
WWE Network is available on desktops and laptops via WWE.com. WWE Network is also available through the WWE App on: Amazon Fire TV and Kindle Fire devices; Android devices such as Samsung Galaxy; iOS devices such as Apple iPad and iPhone; Apple TV; Roku streaming devices; Sony PlayStation® 3 and Sony PlayStation® 4; Xbox One and Xbox 360; LG Smart TVs; Panasonic Life+Screen Smart TVs; Sony internet connected TVs, Blu-ray Disc players and Blu-ray Home Theater systems; Samsung Smart TV devices, Blu-ray Players and Home Theater systems, TiVo and Windows 10.
The U.S. version of WWE Network is available on a direct-to-consumer basis in over 180 countries and territories, including the UK, Ireland, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Spain and the Nordics, among others.
The popularity of WWE Network's content and affordable subscription model has paved the way for WWE Network subscribers increasing 24% from the third quarter 2015 to a record 1.46 million average paid subscribers over the third quarter 2016. In the third quarter, WWE Network subscription revenue also increased 18% to $42.8 million from $36.4 million in the prior year quarter.
According to a 2016 Parks Associates study, WWE Network has the second highest “Net Promoter Score (NPS)” among major OTT video services in the U.S., only behind Netflix – WWE has the second highest rating for subscribers likely to recommend the service. An NPS that is positive (i.e. higher than zero) is felt to be good, and an NPS of +50 is excellent. WWE comes in around +30 and Netflix is at approximately +40.
WWE Network is the 5th most-popular OTT digital entertainment service, by number of paid subscribers, trailing only Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video and MLB.TV. (Source: Parks Associates)
WWE Network’s content including the company’s premier event, WrestleMania, other pay-per-views, original series, NXT Takeover, and specials continue to drive viewer engagement.
WWE is on pace to add more than 300 hours of original content to the network’s featured programming in 2016, and more than 2,500 hours of archival content , which would result in an on-demand library of over 7,000 hours at year-end 2016 - over four times the amount of content hours (1500) when the network started in 2014.
WWE Network’s content, including the company’s premier event, WrestleMania, in addition to other pay-per-views, original series and specials, have continued to drive viewer engagement.
WWE is adding more than 300 hours of original content to the network’s featured programming in 2016, and more than 1,500 hours of archival content, which resulted in an on-demand library of 6,000 hours, which is four times the amount of content hours (1,500) the network launched with in 2014.
This year, WWE Network launched Camp WWE in May to rave reviews. From WWE and Seth Green’s Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, this adult animated series centered on WWE Superstars and Legends when they were kids at their favorite summer camp owned by Vince McMahon. The series pushed the boundaries and showed fans a side of WWE they have never seen before.
WWE’s original series, SWERVED Season 2, premiered all nine 30-minute episodes on-demand on WWE Network on June 6, immediately following Monday Night Raw. This was the first time WWE Network did a binge release for a show on-demand. These two programs rank among the network’s original series to-date.
SWERVED, directed by Jeff Tremaine (Jackass, Bad Grandpa), is a half-hour series that combines the worlds of comedy and sports entertainment as WWE Superstars play hilarious pranks on the WWE Universe.
Below are sample promotions and clips from WWE Network programming.
To see these programs in full, visit WWE Network using the demo login account listed below.
For your consideration, WWE has included a WWE Network demonstration login and password with our digital entry for you to try out WWE Network on the WWE App or your XBOX, PlayStation, Apple TV or Roku, to sample WWE Network's video streaming capabilities and quality for yourself.
Login e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience.
WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 25 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries.
The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.
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