New provider in Canada launches WWE Network in HD

The following press release was issued today:

Eastlink launches WWE Network HD and breaks 200 HD milestone

HALIFAX, Dec. 17, 2014 /CNW/ – With today’s addition of the World Wrestling Entertainment Network (WWE) in HD, Eastlink becomes one of only two providers in Canada to carry this wildly popular channel.

“Over 85% of consumers now have one or more HDTVs in their home and that means they have an increasingly high expectation that their TV content will be delivered in the best possible quality,” said Eastlink CEO Lee Bragg. “We continue to work hard to deliver more HD programming than any of our competitors for a truly unmatched HD experience. While 200 may seem like just a number, it is important to our customers who are looking for all of their content to be delivered in HD.”

Mr. Bragg explained that consumers are extremely passionate about access to HD channels, particularly channels like the WWE Network HD, which attracts over 15-million fans to its programming every week.

“Our customers have been asking us daily when we are going to carry this channel so it is extra special that our 200th HD Channel is WWE HD,” says Mr. Bragg.

As Eastlink continues to outpace its competition in the addition of HD channels, WWE HD becomes the latest in a series of HD Channel launches also including: Sundance Channel HD, COSMOTV HD, Nick HD, ATN HD, Super Ecran 1 HD, TFO HD, Historia HD, MSNBC HD, TVA Sports 2 HD and Citytv HD.