WWE Network hits 1 Million subscribers -- Thank you WWE Universe!
STAMFORD, Conn. — WWE announced today that WWE Network has surpassed 1 million subscribers — reaching this mark in just 11 months thanks to the support of the WWE Universe, which made it the fastest-growing digital subscription service ever.
"We’re thrilled that we’ve surpassed the 1 million subscriber milestone less than a year after launching WWE Network and in advance of WrestleMania, our biggest event of the year on March 29,” said WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. "We remain focused on delivering an outstanding value proposition for ours fans by adding new content and new features in the coming year."
Already in 2015, WWE Network has launched its new series, WWE24, which offers fans unprecedented “day in the life” looks into WWE’s biggest events, and added more than 100 hours of WCW and ECW episodes to its already 2,700-hour on-demand video library.
“It’s a significant milestone for a company that is betting big on going directly to its fanbase with its PPVs and vast library of shows — something a number of other content owners are now doing, including the NFL, CBS and HBO.” — Marc Graser, Variety
WWE Network’s one-of-a-kind programming also includes all 12 WWE pay-per-view events LIVE at no additional charge, plus, groundbreaking original series, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches, and exclusive coverage of special events.
“The WWE Network’s one million subscribers in less than a year is a huge milestone.”
— Shawn Lealos, Examiner.com
Like other digital subscription services, such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, fans are able to sign up for WWE Network online by going to WWE.com and can watch WWE Network on their TVs through connected devices such as Sony Playstation 3, Sony Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku streaming devices as well as Smart TVs, including Sony and Samsung. The U.S. English language version of WWE Network is available direct to consumers in more than 170 countries and territories, and also recently launched in the U.K. and Ireland.
In the year ahead, WWE looks forward to expanding WWE Network programming and reaching even more WWE fans from around the world. Thank you WWE Universe, for once again helping us pave this exciting, leading-edge means of connecting, entertaining and sharing the stories we all love.
“Its success may inspire more entertainment firms, digital publications and sports companies to launch online mobile-ready streaming content.” — Mike Randazzo, Mobile Marketing Watch