WWE Network is now available in most places around the globe, and a major step towards getting it on multiple platforms in Canada has now been taken.

As noted by PWInsider, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission approved an application Wednesday that will cement the transition for the WWE Network to Canadian television screens. The application had been filed by Rogers Communications, which recently signed a 10-year deal with WWE for broadcasting rights.

Because of the ruling, WWE will now be able to broadcast the network as a non-Canadian produced station through Rogers Communications. Alongside this, the corporation can now shop the WWE Network to multiple cable providers throughout all of Canada.

It was noted earlier this month Sky Sports has claimed the network will be launched as a television channel in the United Kingdom as well. This move is influenced by what is going on in Canada with the network. WWE experienced issues with launching the network in England, leading to an uproar from fans.

Earlier Friday, Wrestling Rumors published a report about Vince McMahon coming under fire for the network, with added pressure being put on as numbers are short of expectations.

Editor’s Note

It will be interesting to see how the network catches on as a television station, which is how it was originally intended to be aired. Let’s see if it spreads like this in distribution.


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