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Habsfan18 02-09-2013 10:15 AM

11 of 12 PPVs to be featured on WWE Network?
 
http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/W...le_68526.shtml

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WWE is moving closer to shifting 11 of their 12 monthly PPVs to a proposed WWE Network, according to a new DirecTV survey.

According to a Prowrestling.net report on the survey, WWE is considering shifting the non-WrestleMania PPVs to the Network. But, the non-Mania PPV events would remain a PPV option for people who do not subscribe to the Network.


Hmm, I can only imagine how much this is going to cost. :help:

My wife and I already pay $90 per month for our Bell Satellite, so if this Network alone is going to cost another $20 or $30 per month, there's no chance in hell Ill be ordering it...

GKJ 02-09-2013 10:23 AM

We'll still watch the streams.

Martini* 02-09-2013 10:42 AM

Sorry Vince. But you are looking at a horrible monthly price point if this is true. A price point not too many will pay per month to watch your product. Even if its $40.00 a month, and I really cant see it being lower then that to cover costs, its a rather high number for a dwindling fan base.

Now, he could advertise during the PPV's, but then it becomes another episode of Raw. Not interested.

Anything lower then fourty bucks would be a steal tho. He really needs to think this one out.

ColePens 02-09-2013 10:52 AM

If the PPVs will be free... it's absolutely going to be at least $40 a month. That will be a selling point

Habsfan18 02-09-2013 10:57 AM

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Originally Posted by ColePens (Post 59343499)
If the PPVs will be free... it's absolutely going to be at least $40 a month. That will be a selling point

You could very well be correct, considering the monthly PPVs are basically that price alone, but if this is the case, WWE Network will bomb, IMO.

Martini* 02-09-2013 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by ColePens (Post 59343499)
If the PPVs will be free... it's absolutely going to be at least $40 a month. That will be a selling point

Thats a horrible idea, imo.

If they can drum up enough advert they might have a shot at lowering the monthly price. This has epic fail written all over it considering I highly doubt people will be throwing away that amount of money on top of monthly cable charges for pro wrestling. I also wonder how many cable companies will want to add this into their packages with such a niche fanbase to begin with unless its an add on to some sports package...and even then, fourty extra bucks a months just doesnt cut it.

I give Vince credit for trying for the brass ring, but this one has XFL written all over it. He will be pumping so much money into this he wont see a profit for years if not a decade. Unless of course he can get the next big thing to push him and his vision, and he doesnt have that yet, Cena included.

But, then again, he can say you get the PPV price and all this other content. The thing is nobody buys the PPV's anymore now that the internet has taken over. His best bet would be to be just internet and stream his product off his web site. Theres so much more money using that model to be made.

Le Tricolore 02-09-2013 11:12 AM

I'm sure there are people who buy all of the PPVs. For them, WWE Network may make sense..

Martini* 02-09-2013 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Le Tricolore (Post 59344337)
I'm sure there are people who buy all of the PPVs. For them, WWE Network may make sense..

I am sure there are too, but looking at the numbers Vince isnt getting the casual fan like he used to.

Is he making money? He says he is and thats the bottom line. But when you take into context how much money he will be forced into spending for a full fledged network, he has to think about specificly who he intends to reach.

If his selling point is pay for the PPV and get the rest for free, he is losing money. If he actually puts his money maker, Raw, off of basic cable and onto his own network, then I would question if his advertisers will jump ship.

Its a tricky situation but will be fun to speculate on.

KesselBuiltMyHotrod 02-09-2013 11:28 AM

I thought the network plan was dead.

Chris Cutter 02-09-2013 11:31 AM

What a horrible business dea, WWE was born and will die because of Vince McMahon.

ColePens 02-09-2013 11:32 AM

I don't think you will see a lot of arguments from ANYONE defending a $40+ a month WWE tv. Wrestling just isn't that popular.

Vince is losing it, in my opinion. He still thinks wrestling is #1.

M.C.G. 31 02-09-2013 11:43 AM

Wasn't this network supposed to be $10/month?

Vince lives in his own world, that's no secret. The fact that he thinks wrestling is as popular as it was a decade ago is baffling. This has XFL written all over. The network won't last more than two years, maybe three tops. People just aren't into wrestling as much anymore.

****, **** like this is why I wish Shane McMahon was still in the company. He's in touch with the world and knows what's going on, unlike Vince. Vince has lost it.

Martini* 02-09-2013 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by KesselBuiltMyHotrod (Post 59344991)
I thought the network plan was dead.

It came back like the flu at his last stockholders meeting.

M.C.G. 31 02-09-2013 11:54 AM

Oh, and people need to realize that within the past two years, Vince has already lost several million on this all the failed attempts to launch and put together the network.

That says it all right there.

Habsfan18 02-10-2013 09:37 AM

http://www.ewrestlingnews.com/news/1...etwork-pricing

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UPDATE: To follow up on DirecTV issuing a survey to subscribers, price points for the network were also tossed out. Pricing included $12.99, $14.99, $16.99, $19.99, $24.99 or $29.99.

M.C.G. 31 02-10-2013 11:34 AM

Lower price, the better. WWE would lose a lot of business on actual PPV though because barely anyone will actually buy the network.

I can see 2014 being the biggest financial loss in WWE history since 2003.

Bad Natey 02-10-2013 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Habsfan18 (Post 59419581)

I would pay any of those. But anything under $20 is a steal.

Classic wrestling = :heart:

I'm still a firm believe it will be $14.99 with 8 or 9 PPVs "Free." The non-free shows will be Wrestlemania, Royal Rumble, and Summerslam. Potentially one of their other big sellers too like Money in the Bank.

Habsfan18 02-10-2013 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by HawkeyeCB (Post 59425493)
I would pay any of those. But anything under $20 is a steal.

Classic wrestling = :heart:

Meh, anything they would show I already own anyways. :D

KesselBuiltMyHotrod 02-10-2013 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Vince McMahon (Post 59424319)
Lower price, the better. WWE would lose a lot of business on actual PPV though because barely anyone will actually buy the network.

I can see 2014 being the biggest financial loss in WWE history since 2003.

The shows will still be available on ppv. So if no one buys the network it shouldn't affect ppv numbers.

RJ8812* 02-10-2013 02:27 PM

this channel will be a complete failure

Morozov 02-10-2013 04:54 PM

Most of the people on here don't pay for the PPVs anyway.

I'm not hating, I'm no different.

ColePens 02-11-2013 08:46 AM

I buy every single PPV and have about 10-15 people over. Everyone pitches in. It's 54.99 a month roughly. I can't see a price point less than $40 if they are giving PPVs, too. 19.99 and some PPVs is a significant loss.

CarlWinslow 02-11-2013 11:14 AM

If its over $20.00 per month, it will bomb. Even at that price I think it will bomb to be honest.

Jonas1235 02-11-2013 06:05 PM

I pay a dollar for NHL network. Just to put that in perspective.

M.C.G. 31 03-01-2013 07:57 AM

At the WWE conference call for Q4 2012, they made it seem like the price point is between $12.99-$14.99 and every pay-per-view, except Wrestlemania, would be on the network.

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-The caller mentioned the cannibalization of pay-per-view buys absorbed by the network airing pay-per-views. Barrios stressed that WrestleMania would remain on pay-per-view and that does over one million buys and accounts for roughly half of their pay-per-view revenue. Vince added that people who can't afford "that huge monthly" pay-per-view bill may be more likely to purchase the network at the more affordable rate.


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