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WWE/YouTube Update

Variety is reporting that WWE opted not to be a part of YouTube’s
subscription-based model, keeping the popular WWEFanNation channel on the
Google-owned website free of charge. The story says that YouTube tried to
lure WWE into signing as a pay-channel however WWE is happy doing money
with advertising running throughout their thousands of videos.
Representatives from both YouTube and WWE declined to comment for the
Variety story. The last time YouTube threw in a big party, WWE was one of
the first to sign up, being named as original content partner for the
popular video-sharing website. A couple of weeks ago WWE signed a new
content deal with Yahoo! that will bring several shows – including a 30
minute RAW preshow every week – to their additional digital home.

(thanks to Colin Vassallo)

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2 Responses

  1. Mackdeezy says:

    Take notes, TNA

  2. StunningSteve says:

    Smart business move by the WWE. Based on the launch companies it sounds like YouTube didn’t find many big name takers for this. UFC is the biggest name. The Henson Company doesn’t even own the rights to any Muppets anymore except Fraggle Rock so that is really a bust. The rest of the companies, like TNA, have fairly small markets compared to competitors. My guess is Google bet wrong on this subscription service. Only time will tell I guess.

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