The tiered WWE Network structure has begun to launch, as a free tier became available today.
At the moment, the free videos that are available are mainly ones you’d see on WWE’s YouTube channel anyway, just they’ve been added to the Network too.
The reason this has happened unannounced is because it’s acting as a “beta” so any issues with it can be fixed before the official launch.
Regarding the rest of the tiers being implemented, it was reported earlier in the year by PWInsider that that would happen in January 2020, but there’s no update on whether that’s still the case.
Free: This will offer the same free-to-watch videos you’d normally find on WWE.com. Barrios said WWE might also offer timed previews of paid WWE Network content.
Regular: The standard WWE Network experience, combining free content with subscription benefits like live pay-per-views, on-demand streaming, and original programming.
Premium: “We think there’s also an opportunity to super-serve our most passionate Network subscribers with a premium tier that’ll bring together more content for them, more features for them, and also integrating some of our other non-video services like our commerce — potentially integrating something like free shipping, bringing together our digital ticketing efforts in there. It becomes the one place to experience everything WWE.” Barrios didn’t disclose how much WWE might charge for the premium tier.