The New York Post has an article today stating that Vince McMahon has not completely shut down the idea of the WWE Network being a premium cable TV network channel like HBO.
According to the story, McMahon is keeping tabs on how their partnership with Rogers Communications in Canada performs, where the Network has been available as a premium channel for $11.99 / month since August 12th. The subscription price is split between the partners, with the Post noting that WWE could be taking in 60% of the cut.
Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer noted last month that the Network launch with Rogers had exceeded all expectations that the company had, despite some fans being upset that the entire Network library was not available to them.
“It’s a worthy experiment,” analyst Laura Martin told The Post, who covers WWE for Needham & Co. “It’s also smart to approach different geographies differently to find out what really works.”
The article noted that if WWE were to become a premium channel, the streaming service would most likely still be available.