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Keith Stone
06-14-2012, 07:28 AM
I've been wanting to know what you guys think?
personally I think it might actually work for a change. I was flipping thru channels on my dish and I noticed there is a lot of channels that involve things not even near as popular as WWE is rating wise. I mean like sport channels (NHLN, Tennis Channel, Golf Channel), channels based on universities (Longhorn Network, BYU TV), channels based around TV reruns (mynetworkTV, TV Land),channels based on boring shit (Bloomberg, Cspan) and Gospel Music Channel??? Opriah Winfrey Network??? Soapnet???? with all this useless stuff on TV I see WWE being just fine as long as they have decent programming on it. They moved the launch to the Fall because they seriously don't want to fuck this up. As long as they don't go HBO and make people paid monthy subscriptions to get it cus if that's the case then yes it will fail badly

Tommy Thunder
06-14-2012, 07:35 AM
I've always been of the opinion that it will be successful. I mean WWe 24/7, what more could you ask for?! And like you say, compared to other channels out there, it'll measure up just fine.

BennyTheBall
06-14-2012, 07:36 AM
Last I heard, wasn't it going to be something like $10 a month (£6-£7 for us English types).

I'm not too sure about this. An entire network dedicated to wrestling is fine, but dedicated to one wrestling product? I can see certain shows that would be great for ratings but the rest would be dead on it's arse.

cancron
06-14-2012, 08:16 AM
I thought it's already been written off as a failure, since no cable network has picked up the channel? Can't have a channel if noone will broadcast it

Lowki
06-14-2012, 08:17 AM
UK won't get it imo


I thought it's already been written off as a failure, since no cable network has picked up the channel? Can't have a channel if noone will broadcast it
It hasn't been shopped around yet. You can't pick up something that hasn't even been finalized yet.

GreatMuta4life
06-14-2012, 08:19 AM
All signs lead to the network being a subscription channel, which will likely not work. I do pay $8 per month for WWE Classics on demand, and it's worth every penny, but I'm in the tiny minority who'll pay. A huge part of WWE's paying audience(i.e. not smarks that stream everything) is kids nowadays, and there's no way parents are forking over $10 a month for a wresting channel.

To truly be successful, the network will have to be a part of basic cable and not require a subscription fee. To truly make a breakthrough into the mainstream, they need programming that brings in casual fans and non-fans. Legends House might be interesting, but probably won't fit the bill, it sounds like it'll be pretty sanitized and unprovocative. A behind the scenes reality show of the divas might catch some mainstream eyes though.

Mojo Tartarus
06-14-2012, 08:21 AM
How long is a piece of string?

Tommy Thunder
06-14-2012, 08:21 AM
I thought it's already been written off as a failure, since no cable network has picked up the channel? Can't have a channel if noone will broadcast it

How can networks pick it up when the channel isn't finished yet let alone been shopped out?

Keith Stone
06-14-2012, 08:24 AM
if they do the 10 dollar a month then it'll fail mostly because it's PG and the channels you get for that much are like either HBO or Porn Channels lol

They have to make it a free channel that's supported by a lot of Advertising and sponsors like most of the channels I listed above. this direction will work because they're PG and get decent ratings and advertising buys. Plus I would love to see a rerun of some old Nitro shows and ECW shows from the 90's again. Plus with the New proposed Cruiserweight show, Tough Enough, WWE Supersters,and hopefully the new NXT I would watch it daily lol

BennyTheBall
06-14-2012, 08:28 AM
They have to make it a free channel that's supported by a lot of Advertising and sponsors like most of the channels I listed above. this direction will work because they're PG and get decent ratings and advertising buys. Plus I would love to see a rerun of some old Nitro shows and ECW shows from the 90's again.

PG and ECW? :D

Tommy Thunder
06-14-2012, 08:29 AM
PG and ECW? :D

They can show ECW after the watershed dude. PG isn't a problem.

Keith Stone
06-14-2012, 09:35 AM
PG and ECW? :D

they could have it on the late night slot where pretty much anything goes even thou it's still basic cable. Comedy Central and FX get away with saying fuck or shit on shows all the time as long as the program is on 11pm or later

Tommy Thunder
06-14-2012, 09:39 AM
they could have it on the late night slot where pretty much anything goes even thou it's still basic cable. Comedy Central and FX get away with saying fuck or shit on shows all the time as long as the program is on 11pm or later

Like I said...


They can show ECW after the watershed dude. PG isn't a problem.

Cabers
06-14-2012, 02:23 PM
XFL!! XFL!! Nah seriously though i'm not to sure yet how it will do i shall wait and see.

HCollins-TNA1
06-14-2012, 03:20 PM
I've been wanting to know what you guys think?
personally I think it might actually work for a change. I was flipping thru channels on my dish and I noticed there is a lot of channels that involve things not even near as popular as WWE is rating wise. I mean like sport channels (NHLN, Tennis Channel, Golf Channel), channels based on universities (Longhorn Network, BYU TV), channels based around TV reruns (mynetworkTV, TV Land),channels based on boring shit (Bloomberg, Cspan) and Gospel Music Channel??? Opriah Winfrey Network??? Soapnet???? with all this useless stuff on TV I see WWE being just fine as long as they have decent programming on it. They moved the launch to the Fall because they seriously don't want to fuck this up. As long as they don't go HBO and make people paid monthy subscriptions to get it cus if that's the case then yes it will fail badly

With some of the Networks it longevity and who started or runs them and their audience... Tennis and Golf is more popular then most believes, then college sports is always expanding their media deals... TV-Land has evolve the past few years add original programming.. myNetwork TV is a network that bombed.., Bloomberg is ran by a multi-million maybe even billionaire!! C-Span many people watches the channel even if some do find it boring to keep up with politics.. Gospel Music is popular among many as well... Soapnet was basically created for those who enjoy Soaps to watch at night... Oprah network was another channel that rushed things...

As for the WWE it could end up like Oprah's network and mynetwork TV and bomb or it could end up being one of the more popular channels among certain sects of the TV viewing audience?? It all depends and vary on what approach they take??? It got the financial backing of a multi-million dollar company... Then it got the means to produce new programming and even air old programming and reruns...

I think the big thing is rather and who the channel gets picked up by is will it be a pay for channel or be added to the basic channel line-up?? If the major cable companies Comcast, Charter, Time Warner and satellite companies pick up the network and it is demanded by many it will do good.... If it isn't as highly demanded and is pay for channel it might bomb or fail!!

Rick BoA
06-16-2012, 01:19 AM
I hope that they start a new show with only the cruiser weights. The should have a Cruiser Weight Championship and feature no large guys on the show. Have it a match only show, they dont need long pointless segments, just 3 10-15 minute matches. Maybe have the tag team champs on the show once in a while too.

I do however think that the 'E' network has the possibility of being successful but they will need more then just wrestling shows in order to make it.