WWE Network gets global OTT launch

WWEOver-the-top wrestling channel WWE Network has launched outside the US for the first time.

The network, which sports entertainment giant WWE launched earlier this year in the States, is rolling out in 170 territories including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Spain, and the Nordics.

The WWE expects the network to be available in the UK by October, and launch dates for Italy, UAE, Germany, Japan, India, China, Thailand and Malaysia will follow at a later date.

Consumers will be able to access the service via, with a commitment to a six-month contract at US$9.99 a month giving them access to 24/7 programming, 12 live pay-per-view- events and the WWE library on-demand.
Alternatively, a monthly US$12.99 contract allows customers to cancel at any time.

The WWE has also announced WWE Network will be available through Sony net-connected TVs, Blu-ray Disc players and Blu-rau home theatres. Samsung Smart TV devices, Blu-ray players and home theatres systems will be added on Friday.

The service has struggled to attract subscribers since launch in the US despite the attractive price points.