This press release started making the rounds today. It’s great news for a lot of folks, but Bell customers, which is a hell of a lot of people, are still left out. I can only imagine the sorts of silliness that could be holding that deal up.
Rogers today announced that it has reached carriage agreements for WWE Network with multiple television providers, providing more Canadian fans with access to premium WWE programming. In addition to Rogers and Eastlink, the premium linear TV channel will now also be available to Cogeco Cable Canada, Shaw and Shaw Direct, TELUS Optik TV and TELUS Satellite TV, and Videotron subscribers.
With WWE Network, fans have access to premium programming that includes every live WWE pay-per-view event – featuring next month’s highly anticipated Wrestlemania on Sunday, March 29 – as well as ground-breaking original series, live in-ring action, reality shows and a video-on-demand library. Additionally, subscribers can now access all of the WWE Network’s offerings, including nearly 3,000 hours of content, online via PC or laptop.
Launch dates for the television providers are as follows:
TELUS Satellite TV – February 25
Videotron – February 25
Cogeco Cable Canada – March 26
TELUS Optik TV, Shaw and Shaw Direct to announce their March launch dates in the coming weeks
When you get it, the first thing you should do is go back and watch the NXT specials. Holy hell are those things ever great. So great that it’s honestly baffling that the same company responsible for Raw, Smackdown and some truly horrid PPVs is the same one responsible for them.