Earlier this week, the UK launch of the WWE Network was delayed at the 11th hour, with a lot of speculation that WWE’s ongoing negotiations with Sky TV being the culprit. WWE Chairman Vince McMahon offered a personal apology to UK fans, assuring them WWE is working around the clock to resolve the matter.
An Rajah.com reader contacted Sky Sports customer service and was informed that WWE Network will be launching as a satellite channel on Sky Sports (not an over the top digital network), similar to channel’s availability in Canada via Rogers Communications. The Sky Sports customer service rep stated:
“Yes, we will launch it as a channel with Sky TV. Currently we don’t have any details but it will be going to be soon… And you will will be notified by adv, email or call.”
When asked directly if the WWE Network will be a satellite channel and not available online as it is in the United States, the Sky Sports rep said, “Yes, that is correct.”
WWE has yet to comment on the situation.
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