I really don’t want to jump to conclusions, but it looks a bit like some of my fears about Rogers having its hands in the WWE Network might be justified. This article contains the words “modified app” and “most likely be controlled by Rogers,” neither of which sound promising. The live part of that cable channel had better work, that’s all I’m saying.
And when are we getting a price for this thing? August 12th is getting here fast, guys. Announcing something would be nice.
During the WWE conference call with investors, Chief Strategy & Financial Officer George Barrios said that there is a plan to give Canadian fans a modified app of the WWE Network so they can watch what US – and the rest of the world – fans see.
“We didn’t mention it, but our plan is to eventually offer an authenticated version of the app in Canada. So you have kind of the similar looking feel as you would have here,” Barrios said, adding that there might be advertising capability built into it.
This would be similar to the HBO Go app for example which would most likely be controlled by Rogers rather than WWE.