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Ring of Honor announced the “imminent launch” of its new streaming service today. Prices range from $9.99 a month to $99 for a year not including live PPVs, or $119 for a full year with access to their live PPVs included. Initially, the service will be available only on computers, phones, and tablets, with a limited rollout to select fans of their apps on Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, and Android.
The service will include live event streaming and archived access to those live events on a regular basis, plus an on-demand vault with historical events, compilations, interviews, and more.
Keller’s Analysis: This is a tremendous service to fans of ROH and opens up a whole new market for fans who haven’t been following ROH because they lacked access to a standard TV clearance and didn’t get into the product as a result. The pricing is right where the marketplace expects it to be, and the inclusion of major live PPVs for just an additional $20 ($119 instead of $99) is a no-brainer except for fans who want to experience live PPVs on a traditional TV set-up and are waiting for the TV streaming app to become available to everyone. Although Impact Wrestling launched a Global Wrestling Network, ROH’s fanbase and general passion among its fanbase is considerably stronger than Impact’s at this stage. Although there aren’t comparable metrics, at some point since TNA Impact Wrestling left Spike TV and ROH continued to stabilize itself with the Sinclair partnership and New Japan relationship, ROH easily became the no. 2 pro wrestling company based in North America, behind only WWE – although by a big distance.
FULL DETAILS VIA ROHWRESTLING.COM FOLLOWS…
Ring of Honor is proud to officially announce HonorClub.
With the imminent launch of HonorClub, the Ringside Membership will be deprecated to make way for this new and improved HonorClub. In addition to live streaming ROH Pay Per Views and On Tour events, and a vast on demand library, HonorClub will be the destination to connect wrestling fans with exclusive content, offers, and more.
LIVE STREAMING & VOD
Ring of Honor will begin live streaming ROH On Tour events! Live events will also be accessible anytime as part of the VOD library which also includes complete access to the ROH TV Archive, and the VOD Vault containing historical events, compilations, interviews, and more. Standard Memberships will include a 50% discount on ROH’s major Pay Per Views when bought digitally, however an Annual VIP Membership will include all Pay Per Views for FREE!
HonorClub memberships also include exclusive access to all ROH event ticket pre-sales and 15% off all ROH-branded products in the ROH Pro Shop, in addition to any other discounts or sales. Many fans have also asked about the ROH Forum, and even though there is a large world of social media, there is nothing like having an intimate ROH community to engage with. The ROH Forum returns as an exclusive to HonorClub members!
PRICING & RINGSIDE MEMBERSHIP ROLLOVER
Ringside Members will automatically become an HonorClub member until their subscription expires. At that time, previous members can decide how they would like to proceed with their HonorClub membership. The various plans will include both monthly and annual options for the Standard Membership. Fans can choose whether they would like to pay $9.99 per month or a discounted $99.99 for the entire year. However, for the ultimate Ring of Honor experience, fans will have the option to purchase an Annual VIP membership for just $119.99. This package includes all of the wonderful features of the Standard Membership, but it also gives you free access to all ROH Pay Per Views!
HOW TO ACCESS HONORCLUB
At initial launch, HonorClub will be available on your computer or personal device through ROHWrestling.com.
HonorClub will also be available through the new ROH App on Android and iOS, and channels on Roku, Apple TV, and Android TV as a Beta version for select fans. In an effort to provide fans with a quality user experience, these platforms will be tested thoroughly during this phase with an official launch coming very soon.
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