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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-29-2015, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Is it even feasible to have the entire WWE library available on the Network?

The ultimate goal of the Network (besides making money) appears to be, and I believe was stated to be in early hype although I can't find a source, the availability of all material in the WWE library that is suitable for public display.

This is a fantastic endgame, but is it even remotely feasible? Aside from WWE's own extensive history, the mountain of rival acquisitions it has made over the years has probably increased the amount of material several times over. We're talking tens of thousands of hours: WCW, ECW, AWA, and all the little promotions besides.

Assuming that the Network survives indefinitely, would it ever have the resources to host all that content on-demand, and cope with the large number of users constantly accessing it? And if that is a reasonable expectation, when do you think the goal will be reached? Five years from now? Ten? I know the further they go back, the less material will be viable due to degraded tapes and the like, but I imagine a solid chunk still survives.

Personally, I can't help but stick to the old adage of "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is". I think they'll hit all the high notes from the olden days, and have a rather robust selection from more recent decades, but nowhere near the whole shebang.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-29-2015, 05:46 PM
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Re: Is it even feasible to have the entire WWE library available on the Network?

I think that's way too much, I don't think they will ever do that.
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Re: Is it even feasible to have the entire WWE library available on the Network?

It's like a free-to-play phone game concept, but slightly modified. They upload just enough to keep you for a month at $9.99. Then when you're about to cancel they'll upload something extra. And at this rate they only have to add something old and nostalgic every month. that's 12 things per month from a library so incredibly vast. As little as possible from their end to get your money.
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Re: Is it even feasible to have the entire WWE library available on the Network?

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It's like a free-to-play phone game concept, but slightly modified. They upload just enough to keep you for a month at $9.99. Then when you're about to cancel they'll upload something extra. And at this rate they only have to add something old and nostalgic every month. that's 12 things per month from a library so incredibly vast. As little as possible from their end to get your money.
This post perfectly describes.the situation.

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I would love more old house shows on the network.
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Re: Is it even feasible to have the entire WWE library available on the Network?

Two things, even if everything was digitized, that doesn't mean everything WWE has would even be useable. Two, if they were able to upload everything, it wouldn't be smart business to do so. You need some type of hook for people to keep subscribing. Having everything mean that someone could look thru everything even briefly and go "eh I don't need this." Leave people wanting more



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Re: Is it even feasible to have the entire WWE library available on the Network?

They will never upload the entire library to their Network.

They have some much content that they 1) could never actually do it and 2) they wouldn't want fans to be like, "Yep. I saw it all. I'm done." because all of the new content in the world won't really matter if you've seen EVERYTHING up until a certain point.

Honestly, I just want 1997-2001 uploaded and I'll be happy. That's all.

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Two things, even if everything was digitized, that doesn't mean everything WWE has would even be useable.
If you're talking about material that is so degraded that they don't feel it meets their A/V standard, then I already mentioned that in the top post.

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Two, if they were able to upload everything, it wouldn't be smart business to do so. You need some type of hook for people to keep subscribing. Having everything mean that someone could look thru everything even briefly and go "eh I don't need this." Leave people wanting more
Except, if nothing in the entire library is going to interest them, what makes you think they'll keep their subscriptions after several months of not seeing anything worthwhile?

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They have some much content that they 1) could never actually do it and 2) they wouldn't want fans to be like, "Yep. I saw it all. I'm done." because all of the new content in the world won't really matter if you've seen EVERYTHING up until a certain point.

Honestly, I just want 1997-2001 uploaded and I'll be happy. That's all.
I don't know if I agree with that. Yeah, I imagine your brains would be leaking out of your head by the time you sat down and watched 63 years worth of wrestling, but oversaturation is not the same as apathy. If you're dedicated enough to sit through all that, you're dedicated enough to keep watching the new stuff. You haven't "seen it all", because they're still making it.
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They will never upload the entire library to their Network.

They have some much content that they 1) could never actually do it and 2) they wouldn't want fans to be like, "Yep. I saw it all. I'm done." because all of the new content in the world won't really matter if you've seen EVERYTHING up until a certain point.

Honestly, I just want 1997-2001 uploaded and I'll be happy. That's all.
Yes they could upload everything, they upload stuff every single day.
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Re: Is it even feasible to have the entire WWE library available on the Network?

Well it'll be impossible to upload all the Raws, what with the Benoit Tribute Episode being one of them



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