"WWE fans will enjoy the addition of this programming as all of our Charter OnDemand content continues to grow," said Alison Lay, Charter, Director of Video on Demand.
With the addition of Charter Communications, WWE 24/7 On Demand is now firmly established at the forefront of on-demand digital television products. WWE now has agreements with 13 of the top 15 MSOs in the country, making WWE 24/7 available to over 75% of VOD enabled subscribers.
"We're excited that our product is proving its viability as it continues to reach more and more on-demand subscribers," said Peter Clifford, Senior Vice President, Distribution and Affiliate Marketing. "We are delivering on our promise to bring more customers to the On Demand platform and keep them there."
Clifford said that WWE 24/7 On Demand is continuing to create innovate promotions with affiliates to drive even more WWE fans to the On Demand platform. "In fact, in September, we are doing an aggressive new customer campaign with all our major affiliates that will feature a free month of WWE 24/7 for new customers," said Clifford. "Once new customers sample WWE 24/7, they all want more."
Charter Communications, Inc. is a leading broadband communications company and the third-largest publicly traded cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including Charter Digital(R) video entertainment programming, Charter High-Speed(R) Internet access, and Charter Telephone(R). Charter Business(TM) similarly provides scalable, tailored and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, video and music entertainment services and business telephone. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media(R) brand. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com. ----------------------------------------------------------------------
WWE 24/7 On Demand delivers the best of professional wrestling - all day, every day - from the world's largest professional wrestling video library. With WWE 24/7, fans can relive legendary matches and moments with wrestling superstars past and present, as well as access exclusive new programming. In addition, each month features an overriding theme that is reflected throughout the programming. WWE 24/7 On Demand connects viewers to timeless action and the intense drama that fans expect from WWE.
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