DirecTV to drop WWE PPVs?
Jan 10, 2014 - by Steve Gerweck
In light of WWE announcing on Wednesday that WWE Network subscribers will be able to watch all PPVs live…
DirecTV released a statement today to the Los Angeles Times which stated:
“Clearly, we need to quickly re-evaluate the economics and viability of their business with us, as it now appears the WWE feels they do not need their PPV distributors.”
DirecTV claimed in the release that the WWE has been in a steady decline on PPV (actually the first half of this year was far stronger than in past years, but the last few months have been down).
They noted the network “will only accelerate this trend.”