As of 2015, WWE pay-per-view events are unavailable to legally download for free. However, WWE pay-per-views are available for legal streaming with the WWE Network. The video streaming service allows users to access live and previous pay-per-view events with a paid subscription. The service also includes previous pay-per-view events from other promotions that WWE has acquired over the years. The WWE Network is available to stream on various devices, such as tablets and smartphones.
According to WWE, its pay-per-view events are ranked as some of the highest selling live event programs in the world. "WrestleMania 30" marked the first time an event reached 1 million households in the United States, with a combination of pay-per-view sales and WWE Network viewings. The company also has international partners around the world to help broadcast its pay-per-view programming, including the United Kingdom and Japan. As of 2015, WWE typically broadcasts 12 pay-per-view events per year. The events are usually three hours in length, except for "WrestleMania," which tends to last longer.
The company distributes most of its other programming on network television and the WWE Network. WWE has also distributed other original programming, such as reality shows and concert events. In 2012, WWE helped distribute and market a Rolling Stones pay-per-view event for the band’s 50th anniversary tour.