The pieces fit in little by little. Dave Meltzer gave a good account of the current situation of WWE , which distills mid-year profits well below expectations and “disappointing” growth of his Network. Soon after, Shinsuke Nakamura became Jinder Mahal’s next opponent for his WWE Championship at SummerSlam (2017) . And during the last few hours, we have known a fact that comes to join this particular crusade of the company in the East .
After several postponements, finally WWE Network will be available to 1300 million more people , which are the ones that make up the Asian giant, China . PPTV will be the exclusive streaming service on demand where users will enjoy all the content of the colossal platform . Previously, PPTV was offering Raw and SmackDown, as well as WrestleMania last April, with great response from fans. Godfrey Zeng, executive vice president of Suning Sports Media (a subsidiary of PPTV), offered all the details :
To what has been said by Zeng, adds the added by Michelle Wilson, director of sales and marketing of McMahon product :
“PPTV is a great partner and has been instrumental in helping us connect with WWE fans in China and establish our brand in this important market. With this release, WWE Network is now available in all markets, reaching more than 180 countries worldwide , offering all of our special live events and a full action archive for all audiences that has enthused our audiences for years. “
“Coincidentally,” WWE’s final landing in China will take place on August 18, the day before NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III; But above all, 48 hours of WWE SummerSlam (2017) . As I said, the pieces fit into this tacit fight that the US company maintains with NJPW and its platform, which did noticeably grow after its biggest event of the year, Wrestle Kingdom. Is there fear in WWE for those good numbers? Be that as it may, the Network reaches the largest Asian market at the right time.