WWE News: Stephanie McMahon, George Barrios Talk About WWE Network Business, TV Revenue

WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon and WWE Chief Financial Officer George A. Barrios were at the 17th Annual Needham Growth Conference for investors on January 13, 2015.

Some interesting notes from the call

At this time, WWE Monday Night RAW averages 4.6 million viewers a week while WWE Smackdown averages 3.0 million.

WWE Television rights fees have increased from $78 million in 2004 to $171 million as of September 2014.

The company has TV deals through 2018 and the annual revenue will increase nearly $100 million by 2018.

WWE Network is looking into launching the WWE Network in Italy, Germany, India, Japan, China, Thailand, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates in the next few years.

They estimate that there are 98 million “WWE broadband homes”. They are looking to turn 3-4% of them to Network subscribers, which would give them between 3 and 4 million subscribers.

Listen to the full investor call at wsw.com

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