WWE Network launches in New Zealand this month

The WWE Network will be available in New Zealand in just over one week.

WWE announced the launch date for the Network in New Zealand, and 170 other locations, in its second-quarter earnings report, released Friday, August 1.

The relevant section of the report reads:

International Availability: The Company plans to make the U.S. version of WWE Network available on an over-the-top basis starting August 12th in over 170 countries and territories, including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Spain and the Nordics, among others.

It should be noted the report is written for an American audience, meaning the indicated August 12 launch date is more likely to be August 13 in New Zealand.

The much-anticipated WWE Network is an online streaming service, with live 24/7 broadcasting as well as an on-demand video library including every WWE, WCW, and ECW pay-per-view event, as well as original programming such as WWE Legends’ House.

The Network airs WWE pay-per-view events live, at no additional cost as part of its line-up, as well as other in-ring programming including Main Event.

“If you’re a wrestling historian, or someone discovering us for the first time, the WWE Network is the destination for all WWE fans,” WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon said earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

In the United States, Network subscriptions cost $9.99 USD with a six-month commitment, or $19.99 USD for any individual month. No information on the cost for New Zealand subscribers is currently available.