WWE Network Reaches 1 Million Subscriber Milestone
January 27, 2015 - WWE
The WWE Network has sealed adult some-more than 1 million subscribers, reaching a series 11 months after a launch, WWE pronounced Tuesday.
At a finish of WWE’s third entertain in October, a WWE Network had 731,000 subscribers, with 28,000 entrance from unfamiliar markets. It sealed adult 31,000 new subscribers during a period, though mislaid 255,000 after a initial six-month joining ended.
WWE has given forsaken that six-month requirement in sequence to boost subscriptions, that cost $9.99 a month. It offering a giveaway month in November, as partial of a hearing period, that is being noticed as a means for many of a new subscriber sign-ups.
Other reasons for a healthy numbers are the launch of a WWE Network in a United Kingdom, a company’s second largest market, as good as Sunday’s “Royal Rumble” pay-per-view.
Surpassing 1 million subscribers since a finish of Oct represents a expansion of 37% given a third quarter. Around 24% of that came from new members in a U.S.
The tangible series — 1,000,648 — is a stream subscriber count, as of Jan. 27, and after “Royal Rumble,” that was available in 170 countries and territories.
That’s after a group of really outspoken fans took to Twitter shortly after a event, causing a hashtag #CancelWWENetwork to trend, to voice their condemnation of a show’s outcome.
It’s a poignant miracle for a association that is betting large on going directly to a fanbase with a PPVs and immeasurable library of shows — something a series of other calm owners are now doing, including a NFL, CBS and HBO.
WWE will news a fourth entertain and full 2014 formula on Feb. 12. The WWE Network launched on Feb. 24, 2014.
“We’re anxious that we’ve surpassed a 1 million subscriber miracle reduction than a year after rising WWE Network and in allege of ‘WrestleMania,’ a biggest eventuality of a year on Mar 29,” pronounced WWE authority and CEO Vince McMahon. “We sojourn focused on delivering an superb value tender for our fans by adding new calm and new facilities in a entrance year.”
WWE pronounced that 90% of a subscribers entrance a network during slightest once a week, with 99% doing so during slightest once per month.
The over-the-top channel is permitted by Sony’s PlayStation 3 and PS4, Microsoft’s Xbox One and Xbox 360 videogame consoles, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku devices, Sony and Samsung intelligent TVs.