Big WWE Network Update Coming

WWE announced on Thursday they’ll report their third quarter 2014 results on Thursday, October 30, 2014 before market open. Vince McMahon and George Barrios will host a conference calls with investors at 11 AM Et that morning to discuss the results. The report will be significant in that we will get an update on the number […]

Updated WWE Key Performance Indicators; Finn Balor Comments

WWE Key Performance Indicators WWE has updated their Key Performance Indicators through August 31, 2014. There’s not a lot of new details to provide that haven’t already been reported. A new page has been added for WWE Network subscribers with the 700,000 subscriber mark that was previously announced through June. Here’s a screen capture: Additionally, […]

WWE Expanding In India; Party Time On Smackdown Fallout

WWE Expanding in India The Hindu Business Line, citing anonymous sources, claims that WWE along with Ten Sports will invest over $100 million in the Indian entertainment market. The publication reported that Ten Sports CEO Rakesh Sethi refused to give out financials but Rukn Kizilbash, WWE’s General Manager in India, said they were committed to […]

WWE Notebook: Big TV Deal, WWE Magazine, Jericho Does The Weather, Ribs

- WWE and FOX Sports Latin America announced a five-year multi-channel agreement on Wednesday. The deal will make WWE programming available in 56 million homes on various FOX Sports and FOX Premium platforms across all of Latin America, including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela. The partnership will offer more than 480 hours of original […]

WWE Announces New 5 Year TV Deal In India

WWE announced on Friday a new five year TV distribution agreement in India through 2019. As part of the deal, Ten Sports will introduce a new one-hour fully customized version of Raw tailored specifically for the Indian audience and add WWE Main Event to its programming lineup. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed […]

WWE Stockholder Files Class Action Lawsuit Over New Deal w/NBCUniversal

WWE stockholder Curtis Swanson has filed a class action lawsuit against the company, alleging they violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Swanson’s suit, filed on August 25, 2014 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, is on behalf of people who purchased or acquired the securities of WWE between October 31 […]

WWE Releases New PPV Buyrate Data, Updated Look At 2014 Shows

WWE updated their Key Performance Indicators, giving a preliminary buyrate number for WWE Battleground 2014. According to the data, the pay-per-view drew 113,000 traditional pay-per-view buys. Below is a screen capture of the chart: While a buyrate of 113,000 would be considered a disaster in the pay-per-view era, things are much different with the evolution […]

WWE Investigated, More On Upcoming Sting DVD, Cole Interviews Stephanie

Levi & Korsinsky, LLP is the latest law firm to launch an investigation into WWE regarding their domestic TV licensing agreement with NBCUniversal and the information they communicated about it to shareholders. More information for shareholders can be obtained at this link. (Thanks to WNW reader Ciprian Danciulescu.) Amazon.com has published the listing for the […]

Nitro Coming To WWE Network, International Pricing, What Separates Stars In WWE

Triple H, Stephanie McMahon & George Barrios took part in “fireside chat” with Entertainment and Media Analyst Laura Martin of Needman Company at the the Needham Interconnect Conference in New York City on Tuesday. Below are the notable points to come out of the chat: Episodes of WCW Monday Nitro will be added to the […]

Clarification On WWE Network Subscriber Count

The WWE Network has 700,000 subscribers as of June 30, 2014. Below is a clarification of how that breaks down: WWE announced on July 31, 2014 they have 700,000 WWE Network subscribers as of June 30, 2014 WWE announced on April 7, 2014 they had 667,287 WWE Network subscribers The company added 161,000 subscriptions during […]

Complete Recap Of WWE’s 2014 Quarter Two Conference Call

WWE held a conference call/interactive Webcast presentation with investors on Thursday morning to go over the company’s 2014 quarter two financial results. The official release is available at this link. Michael Weitz from investor relations opened the call by reading a prepared statement. Leading the call will be Vince McMahon and Chief Financial Officer George […]

Full Details On WWE’s 10-Year Deal w/Rogers Communications In Canada

WWE issued a formal press release on their new 10-year broadcast and multimedia agreement with Rogers Communications in Canada. We reported here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com that as part of the agreement, the WWE Network will be available as a traditional a-la-carte Pay-TV channel in the country. The official release is below: TORONTO — Rogers Communications and […]