more Wrestling footage to be released on DVD???

 
Old 09-03-03, 09:00 AM
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more Wrestling footage to be released on DVD???

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.(TM) today announced Tom Barreca as its new Senior Vice President, WWE Enterprises, the company's recently launched new business unit.

Barreca will lead WWE(TM)'s business development efforts, with an emphasis on digital and video products, including new technology such as Video on Demand. His first focus will be on monetizing WWE's extensive library of wrestling programming, which has been expanded significantly over the past few years with the acquisition of footage from World Championship Wrestling(TM), Extreme Championship Wrestling(R), and the American Wrestling Association(R).

Barreca is an excellent match for this assignment, having served most recently as Senior Vice President, AMC Digital Ventures, part of AMC Networks. In that position, he managed all aspects of WE and AMC's non-network television businesses and new ventures, including interactive TV, Video On Demand, digital set top box programming and licensing. Prior to AMC, Barreca also had worked on the launch of several successful basic cable networks, including HA! TV Comedy Network, Comedy Central and MTV Europe. He also worked at Hanna-Barbera, where he successfully used Hanna-Barbera/Cartoon Network's extensive character and video libraries to create new revenue streams and partnerships.

"Tom has a proven track record of using video libraries and intellectual properties to create new businesses and revenue-generating opportunities," said Linda McMahon, WWE CEO. "We expect him to hit the ground running to take advantage of our vast tape libraries and added intellectual properties utilizing new technologies and multiple distribution platforms to create new businesses for WWE."

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yeah at some point there will be...WWE just purchased most of if not all of the AWA & ECW library so whats going to happen from here is, WWE is going to send all of the footage from those libraries to a company in Japan, who will remaster all the footage and redigitalize it so the film stock will not rot over time. WWE has used this company before to do all that with the WWE & WCW libraries the WCW library includes most of if not all of the Jim Crockett & Ann Gunkel libraries of wrestling, which includes Jim Crockett Promotions, Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling, and Georgia Championship Wrestling.

all this footage will then be considered for DVD release and for a Pay Per View "Wrestling" channel.

did you wonder why the WWE is not using old footage & WCW footage on thier DVD's...there ya go.
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Old 09-03-03, 12:01 PM
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Originally posted by El Talon Del Monstruo
did you wonder why the WWE is not using old footage & WCW footage on thier DVD's...there ya go.
But they are! The Triple H video had a Flair vs Steamboat match. The Rey Mysterio DVD had about 5 matches from WCW. That's about it though (so far).
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Old 09-03-03, 12:23 PM
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But they are! The Triple H video had a Flair vs Steamboat match. The Rey Mysterio DVD had about 5 matches from WCW. That's about it though (so far).
yeah I know that, there is some stuff on other DVD's too like Before They Were WWE Superstars 2 has

*Chris Jericho vs Alex Wright from WCW Nitro
*Classic Chris Jericho/Ted Irvine promo from WCW Thunder
*Hogan vs Flair on Hulk Still Rules

but notice how thats all newer stuff that probably went through the remastering process before the WCW sale to WWE, I mean the older stuff from 1980-1987 that unless you own a master reel, is not in the best shape or condition
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