WWE Network Pushed back


I’ve honestly been looking forward to a WWE Network (I’m still firm on my belief that it’ll be called WWE 24/7) for some time now. I always felt that the onDemand service that they created was only to tie them over until they had more time to work on an actual network. Imagine the shows that they could put on, they could, essential put on Attitude Era Raw shows in there entirety. I could relive some of the greatest moments in wrestling.

But I guess we’ll have to wait a little longer.


From wrestlezone.com:

WWE Pushes Back Plans For “WWE Network” To 2012-2013

by Matt Boone
Nov 30, 2010

The following is off Reuters …

Reuters Summit – WWE takes aim on launching TV network

By Ben Klayman and Paul Thomasch

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World Wrestling Entertainment Inc plans to launch a cable TV network featuring its hulking wrestlers and scripted storylines in mid-2012 or early 2013, later than it had previously hoped, a top executive said on Tuesday.

WWE Chairman and Chief Executive Vince McMahon said in February that he hoped to have a network up and running in 18 months, implying August 2011.

However, Chief Operating Officer Donna Goldsmith said on Tuesday that it would likely be a year or two beyond that date.

“It’s taken us longer to galvanize the troops and figure out where we’re going,” she said at the Reuters Global Media Summit. “My guess is more like the middle of 2012 or even the beginning of 2013 before we’re ready to go forward.”

Goldsmith said she had not yet spoken to potential advertisers, saying she wanted first to work out details related to programming.

She also reiterated that WWE is leaning toward a network model similar to that instituted by Major League Baseball, where several pay-TV operators own a stake in the venture. That decision has not yet been finalized, she added.

Beyond the launch of the network, Goldsmith said priorities also included international expansion, including building WWE’s presence in spots like Brazil, India and Russia.

Goldsmith also made clear that Linda McMahon, who stepped down as Chief Executive of WWE to run for U.S. Senate, has decided against returning to the entertainment company.

Goldsmith said McMahon had informed her that “she is not coming back to the organization” after her foray into politics.

McMahon’s husband Vince replaced her when she stepped down in 2009, adding the CEO duties to his position as chairman of the board. Goldsmith said on Tuesday that he would continue in those roles.

Linda McMahon, a Republican, lost her bid for U.S. Senate to Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. In the race to replace retiring Democratic Senator Christopher Dodd, McMahon spent millions of dollars of the fortune she made while heading WWE.

(Editing by Derek Caney)

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