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 170 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 12 yearly WWE live pay-per-view events, WWE Network features groundbreaking original programming, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches and nearly 4,000 hours of video on demand.
Like other digital subscription services, such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, fans are able to sign up online by going to WWENetwork.com and can watch WWE Network on desktops and laptops and through connected devices, including:
- Xbox 360
- Xbox One
- Sony PlayStation 3
- Sony PlayStation 4
- Apple iOS devices
- Android devices
- Amazon FireTV
- Amazon Kindle
The U.S. version of WWE Network is now available on a direct-to-consumer basis in over 170 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 pavef the way to a 79% year-over-year growth in total subscribers – now at more than 1.3 million and counting.
- In the third quarter of 2015, WWE Network total subscribers increased 79% to more than 1.3 million from the third quarter of 2014; average paid subscribers increased 7% to more than 1.2 million from the second quarter of 2015.
- 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)
- The U.S. English language version of WWE Network is also available, on an over-the-top basis, in more than 175 countries and territories, including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Spain, and the Nordics, among others.