History and inception Edit
The domain has been functional since 2011. Originally, the launch of the site wasn't due to happen until the release of the 'Swearnet' movie venture in August 2013, and it's unclear as to why they changed their minds on this matter.
In February and March 2013, the leadup to the official launch began. An announcement was made of a live pay per view event on March 9. The cost for this event was $4.20.
The PPV was tied into a contest called Swear Idol, which invited fans to send in videos of themselves to be judged and 10 winning entries would be broadcast live. Winners would also be flown to Halifax to appear in a video with the boys.
Subscribers were encouraged to get on board early to become one of Swearnet's 'founding fuckers', entitling them to premium features and content right from the beginning.
Membership to Swearnet is advertised at $4.20/month or $39.95/year. Credit Cards, PayPal and BitCoins are all accepted payment methods.
Subscription entitles the member to:
- 'commercial free' premium content
- 'live show tickets and movie screenings'
- 'platinum content' for yearly subscribers.
Swearnet's video content actually began before the launch of the site through their various social media accounts. One of the first was a pistache of Canada's 'Heritage Minute' short films -- the story of Bill Miner , American criminal, told with the use of profanity.
Apart from the fan video submissions for Swear Idol, much of the premium content features the three actors appearing to create, operate and manage the Swearnet site, while conducting interviews and addressing their fans, all with profanity. One arc shows Patrick Roach acting as Swearnet's webmaster and designer, while constantly under attack from the other three for his ineptitude.
All text content on the site is laced with profanity, especially the word 'fuck.'
On July 4, 2013, it was announced that new episodes of 'Trailer Park Boys' were in production and would be aired on Swearnet upon completion. This came about as a result of Swearnet's acquisition of the franchise from Mike Clattenburg, et al.