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Monday morning brought about the launch of the new streaming network from World Wrestling Entertainment, as well as new applications for both iOS and the Apple TV that allow users to access the content from all of their Apple devices with a $10-per-month subscription.

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Users can subscribe to the WWE Network through the official Apple TV application using their iTunes account. Signups are also available on the WWE website, and content can be streamed from a browser as well as the organization's official iOS app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The WWE Network runs $9.99 per month, plus applicable tax, and subscriptions are available in six-month blocks. Access to the network offers all 12 of the company's live Pay-Per-View events, including its biggest show of the year, Wrestlemania 30, which will be held April 6 in New Orleans.

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The new network offers both a live channel with programming airing throughout the day, as well as on-demand content that users can access anytime they like. The subscription includes over 1,000 hours of on-demand content, including every Pay-Per-View ever aired by the WWE, as well as those held by defunct rival promotions World Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling.

WWE will also begin airing new original series on its network such as "Legends House," "Wrestlemania Rewind," and "The Monday Night War: WWE vs. WCW." The company will also air "NXT" matchups featuring superstars-in-training from its Orlando, Fla.-based Performance Center.

Availability of the WWE Network across Apple's range of devices was revealed earlier this month. WWE originally was not planning to allow users to subscribe with their iTunes account, but access has been made available through Apple TV. iOS device users, however, must still subscribe through a browser.
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Vince is a visionary, no doubt about it. He's always the first to adapt and evolve.

It's a shame that even wwe doesn't treat the world outside the USA the same way.
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Maybe I'm right, maybe I'm wrong, but that Apple TV home screen is looking mighty cluttered.
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Good. More content!

Apple needs content especially because unlike their rivals Netflix an Amazon, they don't create it.
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I think the content should be available in app store instead of forced on your screen.
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Maybe I'm right, maybe I'm wrong, but that Apple TV home screen is looking mighty cluttered.

yup  - and now even more junk.

 

Funny how all these buttons wast space with the word WATCH!, as if that is going to make anybody click to watch :no:

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Originally Posted by scottyltd View Post
Maybe I'm right, maybe I'm wrong, but that Apple TV home screen is looking mighty cluttered.

 

So turn things off that you don’t use.

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There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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"Subscribe with iTunes"

What did I tell you.
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Maybe I'm right, maybe I'm wrong, but that Apple TV home screen is looking mighty cluttered.

I hid most of the apps using Settings. I only use YouTube, Netflix and AirPlay.
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post
"Subscribe with iTunes"

What did I tell you.

 

I’m excited. Thing is, ISPs will just cap everyone’s home Internet to 50 gigabytes a month and it will be impossible to actually use Apple’s TV killer as a TV killer.

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There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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I’m excited. Thing is, ISPs will just cap everyone’s home Internet to 50 gigabytes a month and it will be impossible to actually use Apple’s TV killer as a TV killer.

Yeah, may happen. Probably not in Ireland, but yeah. America's version on the competition commission should step in if it happens.
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I'm not going to complain about WWE coming to AppleTV because I can turn it off but I'd really like to see more mainstream channels being added that would really tempt me to get rid of Comcast. Oh wait, I can't get rid of them because my only other ISP choice is Frontier over DSL. I know there's no way Apple would ever want to become an ISP, especially because they would have to lease existing broadband lines, but Comcast has become too large for any realistic competition to take place (at least on the West coast). With Netflix paying to get preferential treatment, Comcast has no reason to compete on price. Where's the DOJ when they could really help the consumer? 

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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post
America's version on the competition commission should step in if it happens.

 

They’re what let the telecoms do what they’ve already done. “Should”–in this case understood as “doing their only job”–is wishful thinking. :grumble:

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There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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But wait, I thought we were told just last week that Apple wasn't getting WWE because they wanted 50% cut?
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But wait, I thought we were told just last week that Apple wasn't getting WWE because they wanted 50% cut?

What we were told here last week in a 'report' was that WWE would be added to Apple TV without the ability to "subscribe with iTunes". To which I presciently commented 'and yet when it gets added it will miraculously have the subscribe with iTunes option'. How did I know? Because it was obvious.
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Next up...get exclusives with the NFL and NBA and baseball. It's coming (I think).

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I am getting pretty tired of seeing shell "channels" with zero content until you pass a login or paywall.  At least provide SOME content at no charge like a FULL previous event, some sample videos, SOMETHING!

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Next up...get exclusives with the NFL and NBA and baseball. It's coming (I think).

What is that?
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Originally Posted by libertyforall View Post
I am getting pretty tired of seeing shell "channels" with zero content until you pass a login or paywall.  At least provide SOME content at no charge like a FULL previous event, some sample videos, SOMETHING!

 

I’m getting furious at the shell channels that require payment to cable or satellite providers to use, rather than having their own system for just that channel.

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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I am getting pretty tired of seeing shell "channels" with zero content until you pass a login or paywall.  At least provide SOME content at no charge like a FULL previous event, some sample videos, SOMETHING!

You won't mind that when you have to deliberately download the app. No, I think it makes sense and it 'for now' allows Apple TV to be an ad-free experience. Though, clearly Netflix will get ads at some point, much to my dismay.
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So turn things off that you don’t use.

 

So now Apple is wandering down the road of Crapplications. How very quaint and Microsoft.

OK, we can hide the crap, great. Let's all do a slow clap.

But where are the obvious useful things that could and should be there, but aren't?

I consider my AppleTV (gen 3) "rather lame," and that's gennerous.

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Right, because government does anything right!  

 

No, government just makes a mess of it all.  Ericson is showing LTE at 450 Mbps now, well Comcast in the US is only 505 Mbps max -- sounds like competition is developing all by itself to me.  

 

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Yeah, may happen. Probably not in Ireland, but yeah. America's version on the competition commission should step in if it happens.
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So now Apple is wandering down the road of Crapplications. How very quaint and Microsoft.
OK, we can hide the crap, great. Let's all do a slow clap.

But where are the obvious useful things that could and should be there, but aren't?

I consider my AppleTV (gen 3) "rather lame," and that's 
gennerous.

I hate the remote and the default out-of-the-box typing experience most of all.
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I didn't wish to talk politics.
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They’re what let the telecoms do what they’ve already done. “Should”–in this case understood as “doing their only job”–is wishful thinking. :grumble:

 

I'll agree with you here.

Why is it so hard for folks to see that real Net Neutrality and common carrier rules is the way to go?

We've been through all of this several times already with the telegraph and telephone about a century ago. We used the principles we learned in setting up the internet a few decades ago. Why do we keep letting our communications slip away?

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Next up...get exclusives with the NFL and NBA and baseball. It's coming (I think).


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Originally Posted by DESuserIGN View Post

But where are the obvious useful things that could and should be there, but aren't?

 

… Like?

 

Originally Posted by libertyforall View Post
Ericson is showing LTE at 450 Mbps now, well Comcast in the US is only 505 Mbps max

 

What a choice we have! 2GB of 450 megabits per second at $50 a month or unlimited of 10 megabits per second at $30 a month! :no:

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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Right, because government does anything right!  

 

No, government just makes a mess of it all.  Ericson is showing LTE at 450 Mbps now, well Comcast in the US is only 505 Mbps max -- sounds like competition is developing all by itself to me.  

 

You do realize "the government" was the driving force behind the creation of the internet, don't you?
Are the wars in Afganistan and Iraq examples of the private sector "doing things right for the government?"
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I'm not going to complain about WWE coming to AppleTV because I can turn it off but I'd really like to see more mainstream channels being added that would really tempt me to get rid of Comcast. Oh wait, I can't get rid of them because my only other ISP choice is Frontier over DSL. I know there's no way Apple would ever want to become an ISP, especially because they would have to lease existing broadband lines, but Comcast has become too large for any realistic competition to take place (at least on the West coast). With Netflix paying to get preferential treatment, Comcast has no reason to compete on price. Where's the DOJ when they could really help the consumer? 

Im in Comcast's backyard (Philly area ) and they're the only game in town. I'm not going to satellite. DOJ can't do anything. No laws being broken. (And no money has been exchanged).
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I'm not going to complain about WWE coming to AppleTV because I can turn it off but I'd really like to see more mainstream channels being added that would really tempt me to get rid of Comcast. Oh wait, I can't get rid of them because my only other ISP choice is Frontier over DSL. I know there's no way Apple would ever want to become an ISP, especially because they would have to lease existing broadband lines, but Comcast has become too large for any realistic competition to take place (at least on the West coast). With Netflix paying to get preferential treatment, Comcast has no reason to compete on price. Where's the DOJ when they could really help the consumer? 
Netflix is 30% owned by Comcast
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Thank God Almighty! Now I can watch REAL sports events.

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Vince is a visionary, no doubt about it. He's always the first to adapt and evolve.

It's a shame that even wwe doesn't treat the world outside the USA the same way.

I prefer Lynn myself- a shame she's not representing CT.
 
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I'm not going to complain about WWE coming to AppleTV because I can turn it off but I'd really like to see more mainstream channels being added that would really tempt me to get rid of Comcast. Oh wait, I can't get rid of them because my only other ISP choice is Frontier over DSL. I know there's no way Apple would ever want to become an ISP, especially because they would have to lease existing broadband lines, but Comcast has become too large for any realistic competition to take place (at least on the West coast). With Netflix paying to get preferential treatment, Comcast has no reason to compete on price. Where's the DOJ when they could really help the consumer? 
The DOJ is busy promoting voting rights for felons.
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You do realize "the government" was the driving force behind the creation of the internet, don't you?

I have it on first-hand authority that Al Gore invented the internets.
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What is that?

Hopefully AppleTV will be moving forward with all kinds of sports exclusives and pay-per-view options (including "football" as it is known outside the US). Those are the real reasons people buy the big screen TVs and go crazy with subscription services...don't ask me why, but they do.

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"The government" is behind a lot of things, many of which are either non-beneficial, or blatantly in violation of their constitutionally restricted mandates.

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But wait, I thought we were told just last week that Apple wasn't getting WWE because they wanted 50% cut?

 

They probably are giving back somewhere else if that reported figure stuck.  It's not as if the WWE didn't have other good options to go with, and they create and pay for all of their programming and events.   This is actually a big risk for them, because if it doesn't work out for them they can't go back to their previous business model, where the events were more expensive, too easily.   

 

I don't see going with Apple offering them anything they need that's worth giving up a 20% larger than standard cut elsewhere, and the owner of the WWE is as much an "my way or the highway" egomaniac as anyone.  Apple must be sweetening it in some way if they did, in fact, get 50%, IMO.

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They probably are giving back somewhere else if that reported figure stuck.  It's not as if the WWE didn't have other good options to go with, and they create and pay for all of their programming and events.   This is actually a big risk for them, because if it doesn't work out for them they can't go back to their previous business model, where the events were more expensive, too easily.   

I don't see going with Apple offering them anything they need that's worth giving up a 20% larger than standard cut elsewhere, and the owner of the WWE is as much an "my way or the highway" egomaniac as anyone.  Apple must be sweetening it in some way if they did, in fact, get 50%, IMO.

I don't think it was ever 50%. You can still watch the network on a PC.
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Hopefully AppleTV will be moving forward with all kinds of sports exclusives and pay-per-view options (including "football" as it is known outside the US). Those are the real reasons people buy the big screen TVs and go crazy with subscription services...don't ask me why, but they do.

UFC launched a new network/service in January, hopefully we'll see that on Apple TV soon. I 'll pay for it.
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Agree with Vince being a visionary with his creation of the PPV and this channel. People might dog this channel but isn't this what people want from all media channels?
Subscribe to just this one channel and get a lot of bang for your buck. Seems like Vince is first on board
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