26 WWE Network Questions Answered In Official Release

WWE sent out the following FAQ for members of the media regarding the WWE Network:

1. What is WWE Network?
WWE Network is a 24/7 streaming service with both scheduled programming and an on-demand library. WWE Network will include all 12 WWE live pay-per-view events including WrestleMania 30, groundbreaking original series, reality shows and documentaries, and the most comprehensive video-on-demand library featuring all WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-views and classic matches uncut and uncensored as well as replays of Raw and SmackDown episodes. Additional programming, including a live daily studio show coming this summer, and video-on-demand content will be added regularly.

2. How much will a subscription to WWE Network cost?
A monthly subscription to WWE Network is $9.99 per month (plus tax where applicable) with a 6-month commitment.

3. How do fans purchase WWE Network?
To subscribe to WWE Network, fans should go to WWE.com beginning Monday, February 24 at 9 am ET.

4. When can fans buy WWE Network?
Monday, February 24 at 9 am ET.

5. When will WWE Network be available?
Live programming on WWE Network will begin on Monday, February 24 at 11:06 pm ET with a live post-show immediately following Monday Night Raw. Video-on-demand programming will be available immediately at 9:00 am ET.

6. What devices will WWE Network be available on?
WWE Network will be available on desktops and laptops via WWE.com. WWE Network will also be available through the WWE App on: Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices; Android devices such as Samsung Galaxy; iOS devices such as Apple iPad and iPhone; Roku streaming devices; Sony PlayStation® 3 and Sony PlayStation® 4; and Xbox 360. Availability on additional devices, including Xbox One and select Smart TVs, will follow this summer. For more information, go to wwe.com/devices.

7. If fans already have the WWE App, do they need to update it to get WWE Network?
The WWE App will automatically update on iOS and Android-powered mobile devices to play WWE Network. To watch on connected devices such as Roku streaming devices, Sony PlayStation® 3 and Sony PlayStation® 4 and Xbox 360, fans must download the new WWE App, which will be available on Monday, February 24.

8. What content will WWE Network feature?
WWE Network is a 24/7 streaming service with both scheduled programming and an on-demand library. WWE Network will include all 12 WWE live pay-per-view events including WrestleMania 30, groundbreaking original series, reality shows and documentaries, and the most comprehensive video-on-demand library featuring all WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-views and classic matches uncut and uncensored as well as replays of Raw and SmackDown episodes. Additional programming, including a live daily studio show coming this summer, and video-on-demand content will be added regularly.

9. Will WrestleMania be available as a part of this subscription?
Yes, WrestleMania is included with a subscription.

10. Will encores of RAW, SmackDown and Main Event be on WWE Network?
Yes, encores of these programs will be available on WWE Network.

11. Will Pay-Per-View events still be available outside WWE Network?
Yes, WWE will continue to offer individual pay-per-view events to TV providers. Fans should call their local cable or satellite provider for availability.

12. Will classic WWE content be available on WWE Network?
Yes, a WWE Network subscription will include access to the most comprehensive video-on-demand library featuring all WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-views and classic matches uncut and uncensored as well as replays of Raw and SmackDown episodes. Additional content will be added regularly.

13. Will Superstars and NXT air on WWE Network?
Yes, premiere episodes of Superstars and NXT will air on WWE Network.

14. Will RAW, SmackDown and Main Event move to WWE Network?
No, Raw, SmackDown and Main Event will continue to air on their current networks – USA, Syfy and ION television, respectively.

15. Will shows on WWE Network be available in HD?
Yes, all programming on the WWE Network will be available in HD.

16. Will shows on WWE Network be available in Spanish?
Live pay-per-views will be available in Spanish. All other programming will be presented in English.

17. Will shows be closed captioned?
Yes.

18. Will WWE Network also be available through cable or satellite providers?
No, WWE Network is delivered directly to fans through over-the-top digital distribution on the following devices: desktops and laptops via WWE.com; through the WWE App on: Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices; Android devices such as Samsung Galaxy; iOS devices such as Apple iPad and iPhone; Roku streaming devices; Sony PlayStation® 3 and Sony PlayStation® 4; and Xbox 360. Availability on additional devices, including Xbox One and select Smart TVs, will follow this summer.

19. Will all of the programming that premieres on WWE Network also be available via on demand?
Yes, all programming that premieres on the network will become immediately available in the video-on-demand library.

20. How quickly will content that premieres on WWE Network be made available on demand?
Content that premieres on WWE Network will be available on demand immediately after it airs.

21. Does WWE Network programming contain advertisements?
Most WWE programming on WWE Network will be commercial-free, however, there will be limited promotional content in select programs.

22. Is the entire WWE library available through on demand?
WWE Network will launch with more than 1,500 hours of on-demand content, including all WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-views. New, on-demand content will be added regularly.

23. Will WWE Network be available internationally?
Beginning Monday, February 24, WWE Network will only be available in the United States. WWE Network is scheduled to launch in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Nordics by the end of 2014/early 2015.

24. Will all content on WWE Network be PG?
WWE Network will contain a range of programming suitable for various audiences. Content rated TV-14 or TV-MA will be preceded by appropriate advisory messages recommending viewer discretion. Parental controls will be available for on-demand content.

25. Can parental controls be set-up on WWE Network?
Yes, parents will have the ability to block content that is rated TV-14 and TV-MA for on-demand content only. Viewer discretion is advised for live 24/7 streaming programming.

26. Who can fans call or email today if they have questions?
Customer Service support will be available beginning Monday, February 24 at 9 am ET by calling 1-866-308-5684 or emailing customerservice@wwenetwork.com. Additionally, searchable Frequently Asked Questions and live chat service will be offered starting February 24.

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  • code

    so it works kinda like netflix?

  • dean

    this is a great business move by wwe. I have zero interest in a wwe network because I don’t have time to obsess over pro wrestling.
    However, this is a way for wwe to get money from fans who don’t want to pay 50 bucks a month for a ppv.
    It is good that wwe will still offer ppvs on cable for wwe fans who have zero interest in a wwe network because they have zero interest in old wwe. wcw content.

  • Mary D

    so are the 2014 PPVs included in the subscription price or additional fees?

  • Holland

    Okay, so the rest of the world can’t see any ppv’s this year? So much for global entertainment, this sucks.

    • James Larochelle

      It did say PPVs will continue to be available through normal means. It’ll just be more expensive.

  • Tim

    This is awesome. But I have two questions. 1 being it says 9.99 a month with a six month subscription. How much will it be after? 2. How long after the pay per views. Will the pay per views be posted?

  • Donnie Stuart

    i think it’s dumb that its not an actual tv channel that people get through their sat. provider instead of paying 10$ a month, ugh

  • _JIM_

    The WWE Network is sounding like a better and better deal than I thought it was going to be. Now that all the PPV’S, including Wrestlemania, are included. The $9.99 a month fee really is a great price. Your getting over $500.00 worth of PPV’S, plus all the old footage for around $120.00 a year. That’s really a great buy, and I will be buying it as soon as it’s available. Hopefully they sell a year package for a one time fee. Even better would be a 5 year package for a one time payment. Where you could lock in that $9.99 a month payment for the whole 5 years, and you wouldn’t have to worry about any rate increases. Sirius Satellite Radio offered packages like that when they first came on the air. So maybe WWE will do something similiar. Sirius even offered a lifetime subscription that I kick myself everyday for not buying when I got my radio for the launch of Howard Stern’s show. It would have paid for itself almost 3 times over already. Because it was only like $500.00 for a lifetime subsciption, and buying by the year is something like $175.00 a year now. It would be awesome if WWE Network offered the same deal, but I just don’t see that happening. A guy can dream though!