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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.41
[I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned here yet, given what company was involved in the presser.]

http://corporate.wwe.com/news/2005/2005_03_07_02.jsp

STAMFORD, Conn., March 7, 2005 – World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WWE) announced that it has secured agreements to launch its subscription video-on-demand service WWE 24/7 with Cox Communications, Blue Ridge Communications, RCN, Sunflower Broadband, Massillon Cable TV, and SELCO (Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations).


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Still not with DirecTV....blah.

I was hoping someone could help me out though, is Video on Demand like PPV, do you have to pay for the selections, or just pick the shows that you want to see??

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The way I understand it is that you pay so much for one month, then you can watch whatever they're playing for that month whenever you want.



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Does this include Comcast On-Demand cable ?



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Was it in the list?



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    Was it in the list?


I didn't see Comcast.
Unless they're run by Cox etc..

And, if you're not talking to me. sorry.



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If you read the article (and the related press release), it looks like only the companies listed carry the network now. The companies listed are not parent companies of other cable systems. You can visit http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwe247/ to send a form letter to your cable company DEMANDING 24/7.

I don't know what the price is, but the way it seems to work is that you pay a monthly fee, much like you would for HBO or Cinemax or whatever. Instead of having their programming run on a set schedule though, everything is On-Demand. You go to your On-Demand menu (you need digital cable) and you get a sub-menu of wrestling programming (WWF/E, WCW, ECW and AWA) that you can watch anytime you like. Currently, they offer 20 hours of programming per month.

I'd be pretty interested in this if it were available in my area. I wonder if they could also find a way to offer the current week's programming for those that missed it, or gave you a discount on live PPVs. That would be a huge incentive.



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I read the article and saw no mention of Comcast.

Cubs-Fan had me doubting that, however and I thought it was run by another company.
Do I not make myself clear ?



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I hate when I have to elobrate, but other people hate it more.

THE LIST


    Cox Communications


not comcast


    Blue Ridge Communications


not comcast


    RCN


not comcast


    Sunflower Broadband


not comcast


    Massillon Cable TV


not comcast


    SELCO (Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations)


not comcast

Comcast is not on the list. Wow, that was hard.

You're not the first person to completely miss the obvious while posting to a message board and then continue to completely miss the obvious, but you'll have to live with a slightly sarcastic "stop missing the freaking obvious" post when you do.

(Knowing there's no post you can now make which will make me happy, make you happy, or draw this to a happy close - and most importantly, you've surely got your answer by now - please don't follow up in the thread. There's always messaging if you want to yell under the pretense I'll read it.)



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    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    I hate when I have to elobrate, but other people hate it more.
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So by deductive use of context clues, would elobrate mean to rewrite a list with html breaks and your own input inbetween?

I'm not so sure about the whole 24/7 thing, either. Basically, they're getting unlimited airtime to air a product that targets an increasingly smaller yet increasingly dedicated fanbase. I believe it's called milking a demographic.



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I've heard the cost would be somewhere in the $6-$10 (feel free to correct that if I'm wrong) per month for 20 hrs/week of "original" programming, which includes stuff such as old Raw's, Nitro's, AWA, "before they were stars", wrestler bio's, etc. Compared to some of the crap they expect you to pay $40/month for on PPV, that's practically a steal, "milking a demographic" or not.

If Comcast ever comes on board, I'd seriously consider getting it.



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