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Notes from today’s WWE Network overview conference call



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– Vince McMahon said they have developed the right formula to launch the WWE Network, and it will be launched at the right time.

– McMahon said the WWE Network offers great value for $9.99/month. He said this will bring back fans that enjoyed the Hulk Hogan and Steve Austin eras.

– McMahon believes the network will help improve TV ratings.

– Online viewing is expected to bypass television viewing in the coming years.

– WWE Network will offer unique features versus other subscription services such as Netflix. Netflix has bypassed Comcast in the number of subscribers.

– WWE fans have embraced OTT.

– You can subscribe to the WWE Network on 2/24 at 9AM ET. They will offer a limited time one week trial.

– The belief is that the Network could attract 2 to 3 million subscribers, domestically.

– Vince McMahon said USA Network management also believes the WWE Network will increase ratings for Monday Night Raw.

– April/May is the time table for an announcement regarding the future of their TV shows.

– Despite DirecTV making comments about the possibilities of dropping WWE PPVs, the company is committed to working with their pay-per-view partners.

– The target is for one million subscribers by year’s end.

– 1,500 hours of programming available at the launch of the network.

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One Response

  1. Andrew says:

    Is it really a good idea to have people start subscribing on the day they launch the network? Why not start now so there’s no danger of the site crashing? The last thing they need is to have a rollout like Obamacare did.

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