FremantleMedia have now added an FAQ page to wwedvd.co.uk. They address such topics as the future of the Tagged Classics series, the WWE DVD back catalog, region free Blu-rays, release dates, shipping costs, and more.
RELEASE SCHEDULE & TITLE INFORMATION
Q. Are FremantleMedia going to carry on with Tagged Classics?
A. We know the Tagged Classics have been popular with fans and we will be looking at developing similar DVD programming during 2013.
Q. Are the DVD’s going to continue after Summer Slam 2012?
A. Yes, we have a full release schedule planned for 2013 and we will follow the release pattern of the US.
Q. Is there a set time frame for how long after the US the UK will have the DVD?
A. It is our intention to release product in Europe as quickly as possible after the US release. Our target is to get this down to 4 weeks or under.
Q. Are you going to continue releasing the Live In The UK titles each year?
A. Yes, we will continue to release the Live in the UK titles.
Q. Do you know if the Attitude Era DVD will have the same exclusives as Best Buy are offering in the US?
A. Yes, our Attitude Era DVD & Blu-ray will contain the same exclusives that are available to Best Buy in the US.
Q. When you say you will be offering back catalogue titles does this mean you will be selling older titles previously released by the old licensee?
A. Yes, it is our intention to offer a range of back catalogue titles previously released by the old licensee. All rights to titles and content previously released by the old licensee will be transfer to Fremantle on 1st January 2013. We will make as much of the back catalogue available as we can and will also look into new ways of presenting it.
Q. Will the DVD’s be ahead of retail stores on your website?
A. We will have a pre-order facility but the website and retail release dates will be the same.
Q. Will you be releasing the past PPV’s?
A. We will reactivate a range of back catalogue titles previously release by the old licensee over a period of time and this will include the past PPV’s.
Q. Why is there such a big gap between Hell In A Cell and Survivor Series and then only a 2 week to TLC?
A. We are trying to catch up with the US release schedule. Once we have achieved this, the releases will be more regular.
Q. Are you going to release PPV every month or 2 every second month?
A. After Survivor Series and TLC are both released in March, the PPV schedule is shaping up to be monthly from then on.
Q. When is Nitro 2 Blu-ray being released?
A. The release is planned for April 2013, but currently on DVD only, we are reviewing if we release this title on Blu-ray
ARTWORK & PACKAGING
Q. Will the packaging for the Live In The UK releases be the same as the previous licensee?
A. We will look to produce our own packaging design but will bear in mind previous artwork.
Q. Will you continue to print the FSK logo’s on the German inlays?
A. Yes, it is a requirement to release product in Germany
Q. Will FM put their logos all over the front cover like the previous licensee or will it look like the US releases which is a definite plus for WWE fans?
A. Our DVD and Blu-Ray covers will match the US artwork and will run with one FremantleMedia logo, in addition to the WWE Home Video logo.
Q. Will the DVD’s have French commentary?
A. Yes, we will have French and German commentary and, soon after the wwedvd.co.uk launch, we will launch wwedvd.fr and wwedvd.de
Q. Will customers be able to pre-order from the website?
A. Yes, there will be a pre-order facility.
Q. Will there be a telephone number to place orders?
A. We are currently reviewing the order processes and hope to make it as easy as possible to place orders on wwedvd.co.uk
Q. Are you shipping free to Europe?
A. Yes, we will offer free shipping to anywhere in Europe.
Q. Will you offer next day delivery?
A. All orders will be shipped via 1st Class post and you will receive new release orders by the release date
Q. What will FremantleMedia pricing strategy be?
A. We are currently reviewing our pricing structure and will soon be announcing this on wwedvd.co.uk. We are confident that our pricing for New Releases will be similar to the previous licensee
OTHER WWE MERCHANDISE/PRODUCTS
Q. Will your website sell other WWE product like merchandise?
A. No the website will be dedicated to WWE DVD, Blu-ray and Digital content.
Q. Will products be available to download digitally?
A. Yes we have digital rights and will be making all content available digitally
Q. Will Blu-ray products be region free?
A. We are currently looking in to this and will confirm soon
FremantleMedia Enterprises will take over as the new licensee for WWE Home Entertainment products throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa in January 2013. More info.