Since its launch in 2014, Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has focused heavily on the Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment Network, the on-demand service that allows fans to have unlimited access to more than 4000 hours of programming, among all the PPVs in the history of the federation, the episodes of Raw and SmackDown and original documentaries and shows.
For a long time now we have been talking about new possible versions of the Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment Network; already last year the paid service has undergone a decisive restyling and many have speculated that new innovations would come in the near future.
Today WWE has made official the birth of the first free version of the WWE Network, as revealed exclusively by Hollywood Reporter.
WWE unveiled the Free Version of WWE Network
The article reveals that the free version will include more than 15,000 full catalog titles, including several episodes of Raw, SmackDown, NXT and some PPVs.
Original series such as Monday Night War, Ride Along and Table for 3, and great Youtube classics such as Top 10 and The Best of WWE and The Bump will also be available. Finally, the offer will also include a new series, Raw Talk, live every Monday after the episode of Raw in which Charly Caruso and Samoa Joe will discuss the most important events that occurred in the red show.
"The launch of WWE Network's Free Version is a key component of our company's digitisation strategy and a new way for all fans to be able to experience premium WWE content," said Jayar Donlan, WWE Executive Vice President of Advanced Media.
"As we continue to reimagine WWE Network's offering, the Free Version will serve as an effective way to reach a broader group of consumers and allow them to experience the history and spectacle of WWE." And if you still need more WWE, you can still sign up for the full version of the WWE Network for £9.99/$9.99 a month.
Further news on the future of the WWE Network is expected in the coming months, including a Premium/VIP version. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Donlan said that offering free content "proved to be a good acquisition strategy for us"
He added: "Evolving is smart and putting new offers in the marketplace stimulates consumer activity. It gives us a good fan experience."