WWE Co-President George Barrios has announced a new tiered system for the recently relaunched WWE Network streaming service, the news was first reported by The Verge.
The tiers will be as follows:
Free: This will offer the same free-to-watch videos you’d normally find on WWE.com. Barrios said WWE might also offer timed previews of paid WWE Network content.
Regular: The standard WWE Network experience, combining free content with subscription benefits like live pay-per-views, on-demand streaming, and original programming.
Premium: “We think there’s also an opportunity to super-serve our most passionate Network subscribers with a premium tier that’ll bring together more content for them, more features for them, and also integrating some of our other non-video services like our commerce — potentially integrating something like free shipping, bringing together our digital ticketing efforts in there. It becomes the one place to experience everything WWE.” Barrios didn’t disclose how much WWE might charge for the premium tier.
In addition, WWE Network will soon offer offline downloads for full-length pay-per-view events or TV shows, a feature long desired by subscribers. In addition, WWE is also looking into the possibility of pay-per-views in 4K but has no timetable for launch.