ROH News: Live iPPV events scrapped, will be broadcast via video on demand

Jun 24, 2013 - 05:37 PM

Ring of Honor issued the following statement on Facebook regarding the future of iPPV events.

To our fans,

This past weekend at “Best in the World” in Baltimore, MD , Ring of Honor proved once again from top to bottom why our talent is truly the best in wrestling today. Unfortunately, there were some issues with the live iPPV stream that wound up distracting from the energy and action in ring. For this, we sincerely apologize to all fans that encountered problems.

Because of how much we value the support of our fans, and understand the imperfections of the live streaming technology, “Best in the World” will be the last iPPV stream that we will be broadcasting live. All future main event shows will now be offered as a Video On Demand, which will allow Ring of Honor to present a flawless show and truly depict the excellence of our product.

From now on, fans can watch ROH Wrestling on TV, VOD, or DVD, however there is still nothing like seeing Ring of Honor in person. We thank you for your continued support and are excited to be moving forward.

-Ring of Honor Wrestling

Powell's POV: Of course, the negative is that fans won't be able to experience the shows live. However, it was rare that the live streams actually worked. It's amazing to me that a Sinclair Broadcast Group can't find a way to fix the iPPV issues, but if they're not going to solve the problems then this is the most logical move they could make.

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