From Breitbart News:
World Wrestling Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it would launch the first-ever 24/7 streaming WWE Network channel on February 24. The sports entertainment franchise collaborated with MLB Advanced Media on the channel.Now I'm not a fan of WWE in the least, but there are plenty of Americans who are, and this is another moment of clarity for the media industry.
Many thought WWE would launch the WWE Network on cable television, but WWE opted to go with the digital option. According to WWE, fans will pay $9.99 a month with a 6-month commitment and will gain access to all of WWE's Pay-Per-View events, normally valued at $600 per year. Fans will be able to "subscribe to WWE Network beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET on Monday, February 24, at WWE.com, and for a limited time will be offered a free one week trial." Consumers can access the channel on a variety of mobile devices as well.
In my house, we are slowly phasing out cable/satellite service and moving to our two Roku devices and a couple of old laptop computers as our main sources of TV content. Oh, and we do receive our local channels over the air, which means no waiting for some three-piece suit back East to decide whether they want to show me channels 7 and 20. The WWE, for one, recognizes there are plenty of people like me, and that the number of "cord-cutters" is growing.