WWE Network is five years old today and with 1.59 million subscribers and over 11,500 hours of programming, the $9.99 price remains a fantastic offer for WWE fans around the world.
Announced on January 8, 2014 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas at a WWE event held at the Wynn Hotel and Casino, the WWE Network originally launched only in the United States as an over-the-top streaming service. The first live event screened on the WWE Network was NXT Arrival, held on February 27.
Later in 2014, the WWE Network launched in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and a host of other countries and the United Kingdom finally got their Network in January 2015 after a few delays. By 2016, the Network was available in 186 countries with only a handful countries not getting the service.
While expectations of more subscribers fell short throughout the years, the WWE Network keeps a healthy and steady income for WWE. A multi-tier subscription is rumored to be on the horizon along with a total revamp of the Network GUI which has not changed since February 24, 2014.
To celebrate its fifth birthday, WWE Network will air a marathon of shows that originally aired when the service launched along with a collection of the best shows from the past five years.