The WWE Network is a great way to keep up with all the latest WWE action. But when does it end? We’ve got the answer for you.
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The History of WWE Network
The WWE Network is a streaming service that launched in 2014. It offers on-demand and live programming, including pay-per-view events, original series, and documentaries. The WWE Network is available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines,, Hong Kong,, Japan,, Italy,, Spain,, Monaco,, Andorra,, San Marino,, Republic of China (Taiwan), Vatican City State (Holy See), and Puerto Rico. As of December 2019, the WWE Network had 1.9 million subscribers.
The WWE Network originally launched as a premium channel in the United States on February 24th, 2014. The network was originally only available in the United States and cost $9.99 per month. In April 2014, the WWE Network became available on select cable and satellite providers as well as streaming devices such as Roku and Xbox One. In July 2014, the WWE Network launched in Canada. The WWE Network launched in the United Kingdom and Ireland in October 2014. In November 2014, the WWE Network launched in Australia and New Zealand. The WWE Network finally launched in India December 31st., 2016 after much anticipation.
On January 8th., 2018 it was announced that all future WrestleMania events will be streamed live on the network starting with that year’s event WrestleMania 34.. On February 5th 2018 during an investors call it was announced that due to the success of their Mixed Match Challenge tournament which began airing exclusively on Facebook Watch on January 16th 2018; a weekly show would be added to the network’s programming lineup beginning on April 17th 2018..
The Rise of WWE Network
Since its launch in 2014, WWE Network has become one of the most popular streaming services available. With a library of over 10,000 hours of on-demand content, as well as live programming and special events, there is something for everyone on the network. In recent years, WWE Network has seen a significant increase in subscribers, due in part to the addition of new content and features.
However, WWE Network is not without its critics. Some have accused the service of being too expensive, while others have complained about the quality of the content. Despite these complaints, WWE Network remains one of the most popular streaming services available.
The Fall of WWE Network
Once a streaming powerhouse, WWE Network is shutting down on April 4th, 2021. The company made the announcement via their website, stating that “After much consideration, we have come to the decision to discontinue the WWE Network service.”
This is a blow to wrestling fans worldwide, as WWE Network was home to some of the most popular shows in the genre, including Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown. In addition, the Network was also the exclusive provider of WWE’s pay-per-view events, which will now be available on traditional PPV providers such as Comcast and Dish.
WWE’s statement cites “changing consumer behavior” as the primary reason for WWE Network’s shutdown. This likely refers to the shift away from traditional cable TV providers in favor of streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+. It’s worth noting that WWE attempted to address this trend by launching a standalone app for Amazon Fire TV devices in 2019. However, this apparently wasn’t enough to save WWE Network.
It remains to be seen what will happen to WWE’s PPV events after April 4th. It’s possible that they will move to another streaming service such as ESPN+, but this has not been confirmed by WWE at this time. Regardless of where they end up, one thing is for sure: the fall of WWE Network marks the end of an era for professional wrestling.
The End of WWE Network
WWE Network is a streaming service that launched on February 24, 2014. It replaced WWE’s previous pay-per-view and video on demand platforms. The “Legends of Wrestling” panel at Axxess 2013 announced that the WWE Network would launch in the United States in January or February of 2014. The network was originally scheduled to launch in the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong and Mexico in October or November of 2014; however, delays pushed the international launches back to late January or early February of 2015.
The network officially launched in the United States on February 24, 2014 with a one week free trial available to new subscribers. The first original program aired on the network was The Monday Night War: Raw vs. Nitro. On April 1, 2014 it was announced that the network had reached 667,287 subscribers. In May of 2014, it was announced that WWE had reached one million subscribers.
On July 11th 2016 it was reported that WWE had 3.3m subscribers. This figure was an increase from 2.2m reported in early 2015 However this number has been disputed by Variety who claimed that as of November 2017 only 1.1 million people have subscribed to WWE Network
As of April 4th 2018 there are reports that the number has risen once again to 1.4 million due to the Wrestlemania season however this number is still below what was reported in 2017
WWE Network’s Legacy
While WWE Network’s legacy is still being written, the company has made it clear that the service will be coming to an end on April 4th, 2021. This means that there are only a few short months left for fans to enjoy the wide variety of content that WWE Network has to offer. In addition to all of the on-demand content that will be removed from the service, live events will also no longer be taking place on WWE Network after April 4th.