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WWE® Network Goes Global
|By Business Wire
|August 12, 2014 10:03 AM EDT
The U.S. English language version of WWE Network is available starting
today, on an over-the-top basis, in more than 170 countries and
territories, including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore,
Mexico, Spain, and the Nordics, among others. The network is expected to
be live in the U.K. by this October and plans for the network in Italy,
UAE, Germany, Japan, India, China, Thailand and Malaysia will be
communicated at a later date.
For $9.99 (U.S. dollars) per month with a six month commitment, fans
will have access to 24/7 programming, all 12 live WWE pay-per-view
events, and the most comprehensive video-on-demand library. In addition,
subscribers can now choose a monthly offering at $12.99 (U.S. dollars)
with no commitment and the ability to cancel at any time. The $12.99
price point is a change from the previously announced $19.99 monthly
plan and allows WWE to offer an option with no commitment that we
believe better reflects the variety of economies that exist
Like other digital subscription services, such as Netflix and Hulu Plus,
fans are able to subscribe online by going to WWE.com and clicking on
the WWE Network button on the top right corner of the navigation bar.
Throughout the day, WWE Network will be made available internationally
across all platforms including web, mobile, gaming consoles and
Additionally, WWE today announced that WWE Network will be available by
tomorrow on Sony internet connected TVs, Blu-ray Disc players and
Blu-ray Home Theater systems. By this Friday, WWE Network will be
available on Samsung Smart TV devices, Blu-ray Players and Home Theater
For a complete listing of WWE Network availability by country and
device, please click here.
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE:WWE), is an integrated media
organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company
consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original
content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family
friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view,
digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in
more than 150 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 650
million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford,
Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City,
Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Munich, Dubai and Tokyo.
Additional information on WWE (NYSE:WWE) can be found at wwe.com and
corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.
Trademarks: All WWE programming, talent
names, images, likenesses, slogans, wrestling moves, trademarks, logos
and copyrights are the exclusive property of WWE and its subsidiaries.
All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the property of their
Forward-Looking Statements: This press
release contains forward-looking statements pursuant to the safe harbor
provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are
subject to various risks and uncertainties. These risks and
uncertainties include, without limitation, risks relating to entering
into, maintaining and renewing key agreements, including television and
pay-per-view programming and our new network distribution agreements;
risks relating to the launch and maintenance of our new network; the
need for continually developing creative and entertaining programming;
the continued importance of key performers and the services of Vincent
McMahon; the conditions of the markets in which we compete and
acceptance of the Company's brands, media and merchandise within those
markets; uncertainties relating to regulatory matters; risks resulting
from the highly competitive and fragmented nature of our markets;
uncertainties associated with international markets; the importance of
protecting our intellectual property and complying with the intellectual
property rights of others; the risk of accidents or injuries during our
physically demanding events; risks associated with producing and
travelling to and from our large live events, both domestically and
internationally; risks relating to our film business; risks relating to
new businesses and strategic investments; risks relating to our computer
systems and online operations; risks relating to general economic
conditions and our exposure to bad debt risk; risks relating to
litigation; risks relating to market expectations for our financial
performance; risks relating to our revolving credit facility
specifically and capital markets more generally; risks relating to the
large number of shares of common stock controlled by members of the
McMahon family and the possibility of the sale of their stock by the
McMahons or the perception of the possibility of such sales; the
relatively small public float of our stock; and other risks and factors
set forth from time to time in Company filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. Actual results could differ materially from those
currently expected or anticipated. In addition, our dividend is
dependent on a number of factors, including, among other things, our
liquidity and historical and projected cash flow, strategic plan
(including alternative uses of capital), our financial results and
condition, contractual and legal restrictions on the payment of
dividends, general economic and competitive conditions and such other
factors as our Board of Directors may consider relevant.
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