WWE issued the following press release on Tuesday:
STAMFORD, Conn. and NEW YORK May 14, 2013 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) and Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment (GVE), a leading distributor of entertainment and lifestyle media, today announced a multi-year extension for home video distribution of WWE programming.
The new agreement will continue to give GVE distribution rights to release 12 WWE pay-per-view events each year, including WrestleMania® and SummerSlam®, as well as a robust catalog of collectible titles throughout the U.S. on physical and digital platforms.
“WWE has been a true partner for us in every sense of the word,” said Bill Sondheim, President of Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment. “Their dedicated fan base continues to power our promotions year after year, and this deal helps to energize our retail partners and further fuel our growth. We are excited to continue building exciting cross-promotional and merchandising opportunities with our physical and on-line retailers and key WWE partners.”
“GVE has helped us offer a vast array of programming to our passionate fan base across multiple formats,” said Casey Collins, Executive Vice President of Consumer Products, WWE. “We are pleased to extend the partnership and continue to offer WWE enthusiasts a wide array of home entertainment programming.”