WWE channel coming to Apple TV on February 24


A representative of the World Wrestling Entertainment has seemingly confirmed that the upcoming 24/7 WWE Network will be landing on the Apple TV on February 24. Responding to a question on Facebook, the rep said that once the network launches, subscribers will be able to access it directly from their second or third generation ATV…
The comment has since been deleted, but MacRumors managed to snag a screenshot:


This is interesting because when the WWE network was announced at CES earlier this year, there wasn’t any mention of the Apple TV during the list of compatible devices. Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer Michelle Wilson did hint at it though, saying that there was one connected device she wasn’t “allowed to mention” at the press conference.

Such a move wouldn’t be surprising. Apple has been very busy in the last several months, adding a number of content-streaming apps to the Apple TV’s main menu. There’s HBO Go and ESPN, Disney and Sky News, Vevo, and most recently the Red Bull TV sports channel. Rumor has it that Apple is working to add the Time Warner app as well.

If you’re interested, the WWE network launches at 9 AM Eastern Time on February 24, 2014 and will reportedly hit the Apple TV at the same time. The service will cost $9.99 per month, but a free 7-day trial will be available.