New Japan Pro Wrestling World
Launched December 1, 2014 (2014-12-01)
Picture format 720p HD
Owned by New Japan Pro Wrestling
TV Asahi
Language(s) Japanese
Subscribers 22,000
Broadcast area Worldwide
Headquarters Japan

New Japan Pro Wrestling World (NJPW World) is a subscription-based video streaming service owned by New Japan Pro Wrestling. On December 1, 2014, NJPW and TV Asahi announced "New Japan Pro Wrestling World", a new worldwide streaming site for the promotion's events.[1] All major NJPW events air live on the service, which also features matches from the promotion's archives, dating back to 1972.[2] In 2015, King of Pro-Wrestling marked the first ever event on NJPW World to feature English commentary,[3] provided by Kevin Kelly and Matt Striker.[4] As part of a working relationship between NJPW and the Mexican Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) promotion, NJPW began airing CMLL's Viernes Espectaculares show on NJPW World, starting July 9, 2016.[5]

The service has a current monthly subscription price of ¥999.[6] As of April 2015, the service has 22,000 subscribers with around 15% of them coming from outside Japan.[7]

References Edit

  1. Caldwell, James (December 1, 2014). "NJPW news: New Japan announces streaming service like WWE Network, will include live shows". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  2. Meltzer, Dave (November 30, 2014). "New Japan Pro Wrestling launches their network, full details". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  3. Macklin, Matthew; Crockett, Paul (October 2, 2015). "New Japan to broadcast October event in English on New Japan World". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  4. Meltzer, Dave (October 2, 2015). "Fri update: John Cena taking time off, Johnny Hendricks hospitalized". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  5. Dark Angelita (July 6, 2016). "NJPW/CMLL: Viernes Espectacular de Arena México se transmitirá por njpwworld" (in Spanish). Superluchas. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  7. Meltzer, Dave (April 13, 2015). "April 13, 2015 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: SmackDown to USA Network, AJ Lee retires, UFC drug czar, death of Steve Rickard, and much more". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, California: 29. ISSN 1083-9593. 

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