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Topic # 138600 10-Jan-2014 09:24
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I don't know how many people here watch wrestling but yesterday they held a press conference to announce their new WWE network.

Most people I think were pretty sceptical about what it would offer and how much it would cost, but personally I think they've nailed it, or as they were saying during the press conference 'gone way over the top'.

What it offers:
* 24/7 programme guide
* Live & exclusive content
* On pretty much all devices
* 720p streaming
* ALL 12 PPVs LIVE at no extra charge (a current cost of around US$628 per year)
* Original series, in ring shows, pre and post shows, live daily studio show
* Access to on demand library of every WWE, WCW, and ECW PPVs at launch. Plus RAW and Smackdown.
* A weekly 1 hour NXT show
* New reality show Legends House (Piper, Tony Atlas, Hacksaw, and more live together).
* WWE Countdown. Puts the power in the viewers hands to rank and discuss topics.
* All for US$9.99 a month ($120 a year).

It drops in the US after RAW on Feb 24th and they're going to release to another 8 countries (including AUS and NZ) late 2014/early 2015.

It's actually pretty exciting and they could've easily charged $20+ considering it includes all PPVs (including Wrestlemania which this year cost US$70 by itself).





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  Reply # 964374 10-Jan-2014 10:57
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Gotta say it does sounds pretty freakin impressive....and at that price the fact that they aren't charging anything extra for PPV's is remarkable in itself.



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  Reply # 964396 10-Jan-2014 11:21
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The only thing I hope is that you can on-demand PPVs pretty much straight after (as I'm usually working during them). I've already quite a lot of people say this will stop them pirating them.




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  Reply # 964906 10-Jan-2014 20:47
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I was marking out like no tomorrow during the announcement. I'm going to get it on release and hope that using a proxy works :)

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  Reply # 964914 10-Jan-2014 21:14
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It being available in NZ on Launch is what impressed me

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  Reply # 964923 10-Jan-2014 21:42
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DjShadow: It being available in NZ on Launch is what impressed me


It's not available on launch, but later on this year. :) at least we get it! :D

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  Reply # 964925 10-Jan-2014 21:46
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People pay to watch that ?




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  Reply # 964926 10-Jan-2014 21:48
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KiwiNZ: People pay to watch that ?

Wrestling Fans like me will pay to watch this.

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  Reply # 964931 10-Jan-2014 22:04
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haydenmarsh:
KiwiNZ: People pay to watch that ?

Wrestling Fans like me will pay to watch this.


Each to their own fiction I guess, freedom of choice




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  Reply # 997459 2-Mar-2014 09:44
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Now that the WWE Network is released in the USA, who's got it here? I have and it's been very good. although not many vpns work with it.



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  Reply # 997463 2-Mar-2014 09:51
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Yep. I'm using hola extension on Chrome. Having fun watching all the old PPVs at the moment




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  Reply # 997481 2-Mar-2014 10:37
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Kingy: Yep. I'm using hola extension on Chrome. Having fun watching all the old PPVs at the moment

That seems to be the only decent working VPN for people who don't live in the states trying to watch the network.



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  Reply # 997649 2-Mar-2014 17:26
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What's frustrating is that on Android devices the wwe app does it via gps location. I've tried to use fake your location type apps but no luck yet.




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