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WWE Network reaches 1.6m paying subscribers

Wrestling streaming service WWE Network increased its paying subscribers number 7% year-on-year in Q4 2018 to 1.59 million – a figure it expects to stay flat in the current quarter. Announcing its fourth quarter and full year 2018 results, WWE said that it added more than 100 hours of original content to WWE Network’s featured […]

John Cena, Kat Dennings front YouTube Red original

YouTube Red is set to bring in animated original Dallas & Robo, voiced by WWE wrestler John Cena and 2 Broke Girls star Kat Dennings. The series will debut exclusively on YouTube Red in 2018 as the latest in a growing slate of originals the Google-owned SVOD service is offering subscribers. Dallas & Robo centers around […]

Sky Germany agrees multi-year deal with WWE

Sky in Germany has agreed a new multi-year with World Wrestling Entertainment to distribute pay-per-view WWE events. The deal starts from this week and also covers the broadcast of flagship WWE events including Raw and SmackDown, which will be available live on Sky Sports. “We are looking forward to the renewed partnership with Sky to […]

WWE Network reports 24% increase in subscribers

Subscribers to over-the-top wrestling service WWE Network increased 24% year-on-year to 1.46 million in the third quarter. Announcing its results last week for the three months ended September 30, World Wrestling Entertainment said that WWE Network subscription revenue increased 18% to US$42.8 million from US$36.4 million in the prior year quarter. However, overall revenues from the company’s media division decreased […]

WWE Network to launch in Germany

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is due to launch its over-the-top service WWE Network in Germany on January 5, 2016. Viewers in Germany will be able to access the US English language version of WWE Network for US$9.99 per month, gaining access to 12 WWE pay-per-view events, WWE programming and a video-on-demand library with more than […]

WWE Network launches in Italy

Wrestling entertainment company WWE has launched its over-the-top video service, WWE Network, in Italy. The US English-language version of the service is available for US$9.99 per-month, which gives viewers access to all 12 live WWE pay-per-view events per year, scheduled programming 24-hour a day, and a VoD library of more than 3,300 hours of content. […]

New UK and Ireland chief for WWE

Wrestling network WWE has named Tracey Keenan as vice-president and general manager of WWE UK and Ireland. Keenan was previously vice-president, commercial partnerships EMEA, responsible for growing WWE’s sponsorship business across the EMEA region.

WWE launches videogame themed YouTube channel

WWE has launched a YouTube channel called UpUpDownDown, focused around video gaming. The channel will be hosted by WWE wrestler Xavier Woods, who will be joined by YouTube celebrities, other WWE stars and video game editors, who will all appear in daily programming about gaming. “By leveraging WWE’s massive influence on YouTube and tapping into […]

WWE looks to OTT as pay-per-view faces long-term decline

Wrestling network WWE is looking to build the WWE Network as a strong direct-to-consumer offering as it faces up to the long-term decline of its traditional pay-per-view business, according to Ed Wells, senior vice-president and managing director, delivering a keynote at TV Connect “Second-screen and TV Everywhere are really extensions of the traditional TV world. […]

WWE Network hits million mark

Wrestling entertainment company WWE claims its international OTT channel is the “fastest-growing digital subscription service” after reaching its targeted one million subs mark. This comes 11 months after WWE Network first launched in the US, and follows 37% increase in subs since WWE’s last reported financial quarter. The recent growth was attributed to a free […]