We are in late-stage negotiations with distributors", and confirmed that WWE Legends' House had been filmed.
Also on that date, it was announced that the WWE Network would launch in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Spain, and the Nordics, among others on August 12, with Italian, Arab, German, Japanese, Indian, Chinese, Thai, and Malaysian launches planned for a later date.
On October 30, 2014, in an attempt to increase subscription numbers from an announced figure of 731,000, the 6-month subscription requirement was dropped, allowing subscribers the option to cancel at any time.
This was announced as a part of WWE's financial reporting on the second quarter of the year, which had resulted in their stock price rising past $20.00 after closing on the previous day at $16.48.
The total of 1.156 million paid subscribers marked a 13% decrease from the 1.315 million paid subscribers that was stated in the reports for the first quarter of 2015.
WWE also revealed, including trial subscribers, they had 1.227 million Network users at the end of the second quarter, and over the entire lifespan of the Network, there have been over 2 million unique subscribers.
On November 19, a report by market research and consulting firm Park Associates announced that the WWE Network had broken into the top five streaming services and trailed only in the sports category.
Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, North Africa, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States The concept was originally announced in 2011.
On January 8, 2014, WWE announced the network would launch on February 24 in the United States.
The company stated on July 31 that the service was expected to go live in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Middle East, Spain, Turkey, Nordics, and the North Africa, among other countries starting on August 17.
WWE then conducted a survey asking people if they would pay for the WWE Network if it were a premium channel.
In an email sent to WWE fans who might be interested in the WWE Network, WWE surveyed fans for their thoughts about the WWE Network airing WWE's pay-per-views to subscribers for no additional charge.
The survey also noted that feature repeats of Raw and Smack Down, as well as footage from World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), XFL, Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW), American Wrestling Association (AWA), and WWE movies would also make the lineup. The original launch date was set for April 1, 2012, which would have coincided with Wrestle Mania XXVIII, and WWE's official website featured a countdown clock that would have expired on April 1.
The clock was quietly removed, and the network did not launch as advertised.