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Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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WWE Network Scraps Six-Month Commitment Amid Slow Sub Growth In Latest Quarter

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 30 / 14

WWE this morning said it gained 31,000 subscribers to its over-the-top WWE Network during its most recent fiscal quarter, marking just a 4% net growth to 731,000 total subscribers. The figure involved a high rate of churn, requiring 286,000 gross subscriber additions to achieve that final net growth...

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