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Report says DirecTV has "no interest" in WWE Network

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by leprechaun106317, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. maartena

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    The reason why DirecTV has "no interest" is not because the channel couldn't be profitable, but simply because DirecTV doesn't see any bread and butter in carrying the channel on their lineup. It's their own bottom line they are looking at, not the channel's bottom line.
     
  2. KyL416

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    Read the past few pages, things have changed since the first post was made back in June. Including WWE rethinking how they're distributing it (premium instead of a basic cable channel, potentially with PPV included similar to what Showtime does with their Boxing and MMA PPVs), along with the most recent development, a survey issued by DirecTV about the network.
     
  3. Baldmaga

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    In reality though, they should leave Benoit's name in, and silence the XFL references :lol:
     
  4. Dec 3, 2013 #164 of 222
    leprechaun106317

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    Been awhile since there have been any developments regarding the network, but here's some recent updates:

    WWE announced they are finally ending their WWE Classics on Demand service as of January 31, 2014 presumably because of the launching of the Network soon after.

    They have been making major hires for the Network as of late.

    They recently sent out a fan survey asking how fans prefer to view SD footage on their HDTVs choosing between full screen "stretch" mode, or 4:3 with the black side bars or side bars with designs on them (the test footage in the survey used the WWE Network logo on bluish bars which is the one I picked)

    They have publicly said they are hopeful to have the WWE Network launch in February 2014 and are considering airing Wrestlemania XXX on it to entice people to subscribe. They quoted the price at $9.99 a month and it would include all PPVs except WM (after this years)

    So we'll see coming up if the launch finally happens and hopefully if it does DirecTV carries it because at 10 bucks a month including PPVs plus the entire backlog of wrestling from the last 30+ years that is a steal!
     
  5. Dec 5, 2013 #165 of 222
    richard1428

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    I'd subscribe. I dont watch wwe anymore, and i dont expect the main events be any better than the weekly tv shows. But i used to enjoy watching monday night wars on wwe on demand when i had comcast. If they include attitude era stuff. I will subscribe.


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  6. Dec 6, 2013 #166 of 222
    leprechaun106317

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    Well news just broke that it will now more than likely not be an actual channel but more of a Netflix type service with a continuous live stream and pretty much every old WWE PPV and RAW & Smackdown on demand plus you'd get the new PPVs every month on it as well. So idk if this report is true but we will likely find out at the beginning of next month.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2013 #167 of 222
    SParker

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    So its going to be an online service and not on cable/satellite providers? Have a link to the news?
     
  8. Dec 6, 2013 #168 of 222
    sigma1914

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    If it's $10 and on Roku, I'm definitely going for it.
     
  9. Dec 7, 2013 #169 of 222
    slinger45

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    I havent seen anything to this effect, just rumor and conjecture.
     
  10. Dec 8, 2013 #170 of 222
    leprechaun106317

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    inkahauts

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    I bet DIRECTV would add it if it's a la cart offered.
     
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    SParker

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    I guess we will need to wait and see..
     
  13. Dec 9, 2013 #173 of 222
    inkahauts

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    He's we will. I don't care, I'd never watch it, but I'd love for them to pick it up a la cart. I'd like them to pick up every channel that would be fine with that. No reason not to.
     
  14. Dec 9, 2013 #174 of 222
    MCHuf

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    I had subscribed to their online classics package for $4.99 a couple of years ago. It was fine and the video was pretty good. There was one problem, that hopefully they fixed. It was nearly impossible to contact customer support or to cancel the package. They billed me an extra month because they didn't respond to a cancel request I had placed. I basically had to spam them with requests to finally get someone to respond and get my sub cancelled.
     
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    My guess is that DirecTV will not pick it up before D14 is live, if they carry it at all. The one reason not to pick up every a la carte channel that is offered is space on the satellite.
     
  16. slinger45

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    I think it would work better if it was a standalone ala mlb.tv, then you wouldnt necessarily be chopping out the PPV buys totally if they werent available for considerably cheaper that convieniently.
     
  17. CCarncross

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    I think this is great news..... :rotfl:
     
  18. dpeters11

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    So late Q3 maybe, or more likely Q4 on.
     
  19. am7crew

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    It will be a xbox/roku type of channel, guarenteed.
     
  20. Jan 9, 2014 #180 of 222
    leprechaun106317

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    Well it was officially announced tonight and was pretty much exactly what the rumors said. It will be a $10 a month streaming service available on pretty much all devices, will include all 12 PPVs live, a huge on demand library including every WWE, WCW, and ECW PPV ever at launch, original programming on a 24/7 live stream, and it launches on February 24th immediately after RAW with the first thing airing live being the first ever live RAW post show.

    Honestly this makes a lot more sense than a TV channel and I can't wait! I guess this thread can be done now since it is offically not gonna have anything to do with DirecTV.
     
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