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World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company. Segments The company operates in the following segments: Live and Televised Entertainment, Consumer Products, Digital Media, and WWE Studios. LIVE AND TELEVISED ENTERTAINMENT This segment’s revenues consist principally of ticket sales to live events, sales of merchandise at these live events, television rights fees, integrated sponsorships fees, and fees for viewing the company’s pay-per-view and video-on-demand programming. Live Events The company’s talented roster of Superstars, allows it to perform in various domestic markets. Live events and television programming are the company’s principal creative content and production activities. Its creative team develops compelling and complex characters and weaves them into dynamic storylines that combine physical and emotional elements. Storylines are usually played out in the ring and unfold on the company’s weekly television shows, culminating in monthly marquis events which historically have been distributed via pay-per view. Subsequent to the launch of the company’s subscription network, these marquis events would be included as part of a subscription to WWE Network. In 2013, the company produced 256 live events throughout North America, entertaining approximately 1,542,000 fans. The company holds many of its live events at major arenas across the country. In addition to providing content for its television and other programming, these events provide the company with a real-time assessment of the popularity of its storylines and characters. In 2013, the company produced 65 live events internationally, reaching approximately 382,000 fans. These events were spread over various international tours throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, South Africa and Australia. Venue Merchandise The company’s venue merchandise business consists of the design, sourcing, marketing and distribution of various WWE-branded products such as t-shirts, caps and other novelty items, all of which feature its Superstars, Divas and/or logos. These items are offered for sale at its live events. Pay-Per-View Programming WWE provides pay-per-view programming. In 2013, WWE televised 12 live pay-per-view events. WWE produced 12 domestic pay-per-view programs in 2013. The company’s international pay-per-view partners include BSkyB in the United Kingdom, SKY Deutschland in Germany, SKY Perfect TV! in Japan, SKY Italia in Italy and Main Event in Australia, among many others. Television Distribution The company produces 6 hours of original weekly domestic television programming. It also produces reality shows and other programming. Many of these programs, with the planned exception of live and near live airings of RAW and SmackDown, are planned to be aired on the new WWE Network. The company’s television programming is distributed domestically and internationally. Its domestic television programs are: RAW on USA Network with replays on mun2 and Universal HD; SmackDown on Syfy with replays on mun2; WWE Main Event on Ion; and Total Divas on E! Network. WWE’s TV programs reach approximately 14 million viewers in the United States during the average week. USA Network and the Syfy Channel are owned by NBC Universal. The company's domestic television agreements covering RAW and SmackDown are coterminous and expire in September 2014. The distribution of the company’s Raw and SmackDown programs domestically is a key component of the company's business and operations. RAW is a live primetime program. RAW, airing three hours weekly, is the longest weekly episodic program in primetime TV history and anchors USA. SmackDown is a two-hour show, which airs in primetime on Fridays. SmackDown has on average been Syfy’s most-watched program each week. WWE Main Event is a one-hour original series that airs Wednesdays on ION Network and showcases live events featuring the Superstars and Divas of RAW and SmackDown. Total Divas was added to WWE's programming line-up in 2013. The first season of the one-hour original series, which consisted of 14 regular episodes and 1 special, aired

 

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