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HUGE UPDATE ON WHEN THE WWE NETWORK WILL BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR COUNTRY

By Reynard Odenheimer on 2014-08-06 09:31:16

WWE.com has posted a nice feature on their site to advise when WWE Network will be available internationally, with the ability to search by country.  Some countries and territories appear to have the Network available even earlier than scheduled!

The following countries and territories already have the WWE Network available on various devices (not always the same for each country); Albania, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bonaire/Saint Eusatius and Saba, Bosnia, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Monserrat, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Lucia, Saint Maarten, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Timor Leste (West), Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands (US), Western Sahara, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The following countries and territories will have WWE Network made available to them at a later date; Canada (on August 12), Guernsey and Alderney (on October 1), Ireland (on October 1), Island of Man (on October 1), Jersey (on October 1), and the United Kingdom (on October 1).

The following countries and territories neither have WWE Network available for them nor an announced date of availability; Afghanistan, Algeria, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Germany, India, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Maldives, Monaco, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Vatican City, and Yemen.  WWE does say to check these for updates on these countries periodically, implying that they are planning or working on eventually expanding there but don’t have anything set in stone.

WWE also had Anguilla, Bulgaria, and Costa Rica listed, but their search did not return any results for these countries.

Any countries not included are not on WWE’s search, which likely this means that WWE currently has no intentions to make the WWE Network available in them (provided their omissions are not by accident).

I’m not sure why they haven’t publicized this more, though I imagine it would then become embarrassing to explain why WWE is available in so many places but no plans (yet) Germany or Italy or Japan where they have huge fanbases.