Sunday, August 3, 2014

2013 - My Thoughts On Rogers' WWE Network thing

So since it's been a couple days since the announcement of the WWE Network's Canadian portover was announced, I might as well chime in with a couple cents. I had considered doing this in "vlog" form (and maybe I will), but I just want to jot my thoughts down quickly.

For the uninformed, WWE and Rogers Communications signed a deal that would not only grant Rogers broadcast rights to various WWE shows (RAW, Smackdown, NXT, etc.) for the next ten years, but also gives them distribution rights to the WWE Network. In regards to the network, it's presently only the live feed and not the on-demand stuff that most people would probably care more about... although they say it's on the tables or something.

My feelings are mixed in this regard. On the one hand, I'm glad that WWE Network is finally making its way over to Canada (even if it's part of the Rogers network that may not make it to Bell systems), because it means no longer having to shell out 50 to 60 dollars on substandard PPV offerings. But on the other hand, the only real selling point for me (the on-demand archives with all the old stuff) isn't part of the deal... and that's the only reason why I'd considered the Network to begin with.

Maybe I should consider a workaround after all.

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