Last night WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon unveiled details for a new live-streaming/on-demand service that will be available on Xbox and PlayStation consoles, among many other devices. The network is the first to feature fully scheduled 24/7 content including live events, as well as on-demand videos being available. WWE fans will get all of this starting February 24 for only $9.99 a month. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Xbox 360 at launch. Xbox One users will have to wait until summer to get their wrastlin’ fix. Other devices include Android and iOS devices, Rokus, and eventually Smart TVs.
This is a big step in the right direction for a television network being delivered straight to fans, on any device they desire, for an affordable price. The key here is that there is no existing TV subscription required, unlike services like HBO Go, which require an HBO subscription through your cable provider. I have heard that Comcast offers an internet-only version for HBO Go, but even that is still $50 per month.
I’ll be really impressed if some of the other sports networks or premium cable channels can match a service like this for the same price.