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World Wrestling Entertainment launches WWE Network

The WWE announced at the CES show in Las Vegas the launching of their WWE Network beginning February 24th.

The announcement was broadcast on the company’s WWE App and

According to former federation, WWE Network will feature the first 24/7/365 streaming service and an on-demand library that can be accessed anywhere, anytime and on any device at 720p HD quality.

The introductory cost at launch is $9.99 USD monthly with a six-month commitment. The network is available on computers via and on smartphones via the WWE app. IOS (Apple iPad, iPhone) and Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Xbox, XBox 360, Sony Playstation 3 and 4 , Roku streaming devices and other popular systems will be supported at launch. Additional platforms will be announced at a later date. Globally, the network will be available to New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, U.K. out of the gate and by 2014-2015.

Additional countries will be announced in the future.

Early adopters who purchase a WWE Network account receive in addition all 12 monthly pay-per-views including the flagship show Wrestlemania free.

“Today is a historic day for WWE as we transform and reimagine how we deliver our premium live content and 24/7 programming directly to our fans around the world,” Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & Chief Executive Officer said in a company press release. “WWE Network will provide transformative growth for our company and unprecedented value for our fans.”

Get a sneak peek of WWE Network here.

With 100,000 hours of digitized content on tap, the WWE aims to shower subscribers with all types of content from past present to future. Several new reality shows were announced and the network will feature a daily live studio show.

The company claims their entire archive will be available for subscribers to sift through, including  every single WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-view.

The announcement comes on the heels of the UFC, who launched their FightPass network subscription beginning with the UFC Fight Night 34: Saffiedine vs Lim event last week.

The announcement can watched on


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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