As you’ll be aware, we’re currently working away on upgrading our video on demand service, MCW Encore, to move to a subscription based service, featuring our entire back catalogue. We had originally anticipated this service launching around now (with only events up until early 2012 available), but we’ve decided to push this project back a little bit longer.
As a result, we are now anticipating a mid April launch date. The reason for the delay is because we’ve decided to include more titles than we would have previously been able to provide, had we launched this new service now.
When we launch the new MCW Encore on Demand service in a months time, we will have around THIRTY titles available, with every Melbourne City Wrestling event available from our first event back in 2010, all the way up until early 2013! Instead of having nearly 30 hours of content online, we’ll have nearly DOUBLE that! In addition, we’ll have events from early 2017 available, which have all taken place at the MCW Arena in Essendon.
As part of the revamped MCW Encore, not only will you be able to subscribe for a small monthly subscription fee, but if you wish to view individual events, we will still have those available for purchase. As we begin to make this transition, certain events will disappear from our current page, as we make the transfer to include them as part of this new system, which is an unavoidable requirement from Vimeo. If you’ve purchased one of these titles, it will remain in Vimeo’s system for 30 days as part of that transitional period.
In addition, we are looking at re-vamping the way we distribute Melbourne City Wrestling events via DVD. We are looking at scrapping the majority of our Essendon events from DVD release, instead only providing our Thornbury Theatre events on DVD, as well as a series of compilations. We want your feedback on this, as we will continue to provide all events on DVD if the demand is there.
To have your say, provide us feedback via our Facebook page, or by filling out this online survey which we have just commissioned! All answers will be anonymous, and we appreciate any input that you can provide. In doing so, you’ll be helping us provide a better service.
We hope you’re just as excited as we are about this project, and we want you to let us know what you want to see from MCW Encore moving into the future! Thank you for your support thus far, and we look forward to bringing you a whole heap more content VERY soon!