Silver Vision

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Silver Vision is wholly owned by Clear Vision Ltd and was the official licensee for World Wrestling Entertainment videos and DVDs in the EMEA region. Clear Vision held the official World Wrestling Entertainment license for WWE Home Video from 1988 until 2012.

Silver Vision had exclusively released the WWE Tagged Classics range, a unique range of DVDs that are exempt from the well-documented legal restraints imposed by the federal lawsuits initiated by the World Wildlife Fund in the year 2002 which prohibit the referencing and use of the scratch logo and initials "WWF", with only the DVD covers and most DVD menu screens of the "Tagged Classics" displaying the initials "WWE".

In July 2012 WWE came to a new agreement with the World Wildlife Fund which permitted the WWE to no longer censor the WWF scartch logo or WWF initials when spoken. The WWE however cannot use any old World Wrestling Federation logos in the present day on retro programming for example, only in archival footage.[1]

It was announced[by whom?] on 19 September 2012, after a 22-year partnership with World Wrestling Entertainment that the two companies would part ways as off 31 December 2012. All sales will be as long as stocks last with 'NWO: The revolution' DVD and Blu-ray being the final Silver Vision release.

On 19 November it was announced that FremantleMedia Enterprises would be the new WWE Home Video distributor for the UK and Europe.[2]

Clear Vision also releases UFC, Gaiam, NBA, Gormiti and Marvel Animation DVDs at retail and through its web sites. Shortly after losing the WWE deal, Clear Vision took over as distributor of TNA Wrestling DVD's in the UK and Europe. Despite this, in December 2013 Clear Vision called in the Administrators, although no official announcement was made at the time. On 29 January 2014 Clear Vision cancelled and refunded all pre-orders for upcoming TNA DVD releases citing production problems within the UK. On 13 February 2014, Clear Vision then cancelled and refunded all UFC Pre-orders also citing production problems within the UK. In March 2014, Clear Vision announced a Clearance Sale of all their products. The Clear Vision official website went down on 12 March 2014, the official Twitter page claimed this was only temporary and that the eBay store would still sell their products. Clear Vision's last tweet was on 18 March 2014 and at the beginning of April, the eBay store was cleared of all stock.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bradford, C.J. (22 August 2012), "WWE and World Wildlife Fund reach a settlement", Cageside Seats, Vox Media, archived from the original on 9 March 2016 
  2. ^ FremantleMedia Enterprises, Gets Into the Ring with WWE .

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