According to a new report from PW Insider, WWE is currently in the process of mapping out a plan to overhaul its Network now that television deals have been locked in for the next five years.
Head over to that site for the long version, but the gist of it seems to be:
- Vince McMahon is overseeing the process, of course, and hopes to have it implemented come 2019
- They will likely make it a tiered service, where you can get various levels of access based on how much you’re willing to pay
- This could include adding even more original programming, like house shows, region specific content, dramatic shows, sitcoms, podcasts, and much more
- They’re also apparently looking at buying more tape libraries to put on the Network. That could include Impact Wrestling
- More surveys are expected to be sent out to fans to continue gauging interest in various options
It’s all subject to change, of course, as they decide on exactly what plan of action they wish to take moving forward but money from the television deals is going to make a lot of things possible. That money should help WWE add subscribers to its Network, and depending on its success could put the company in a position to do pretty much whatever it wants for many years to come.