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Report says DirecTV has "no interest" in WWE Network


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#1 OFFLINE   leprechaun106317

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 03:30 PM

- Word is that DirecTV has no interest in carrying the WWE Network, which would knock about 30% of its potential revenue off. There's been talk that very few cable carriers are committing to paying a per subscriber rate for WWE's Network, which is what the company was counting on for profitability. The alternative is to be like HBO or Showtime and charge a subscription fee directly to consumers.


Man if that's true that really sucks.

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#2 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 03:34 PM

What report? Do you have a link?

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 03:45 PM

http://www.wrestling...12/0628/553882/

#4 OFFLINE   leprechaun106317

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 03:48 PM

Thanks for providing a link for me lol I got it from a different wrestling news site so it's probably on a lot of them.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:23 PM

That's too bad. I have never been a big WWF/E fan but since they own the NWA/WCW library there is some classic stuff that I would love to see again.
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:25 PM

Man if that's true that really sucks.


Really?

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:29 PM

Really?


Really. I was looking forward to that channel.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:16 PM

I would sub to it just to watch all the old wrestling shows....when wrestling was good.
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:43 PM

I would sub to it just to watch all the old wrestling shows....when wrestling was good.


But that was before television :lol:
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:02 PM

Man if that's true that really sucks.


well they should make it like HBO or at the very least put in the sports pack.
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:07 PM

hey, my brother is indy wrestler, so i am abit disappointed about this

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:15 PM

well they should make it like HBO or at the very least put in the sports pack.


Sounds like WWE wouldn't accept that if it was offered.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:37 PM

Its possible its a tactic to show no interest in a channel to get a better deal.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:42 PM

there has also been reports that it will not be launched until 2013

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:43 PM

I hope they do charge separately for it, that way only those who want it can get it. People want ala carte, but complain when they have to pay for it.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:44 PM

would wwe or directv would do like a "Playboy Channel" deal? if you paid like $8.00 or wherever a month you get that channel?

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:09 AM

If they were to come to a deal to make it a subcription channel ala HBO/Showtime i'd drop HBO in a heartbeat for it.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:02 AM

If they add it I want it to be a standalone premium channel. I already help subsidize college sports only and conference specific channels I hate. I really don't want anymore added.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:34 AM

I would sub to it just to watch all the old wrestling shows....when wrestling was good.


That was in the 1940s and 50's, and those are not in HD (or even color) :D

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 10:50 AM

Do they ever actually rassle anymore, or do they just take turns standing in the middle of the ring with a microphone insulting each other?
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