What is WWE?
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 reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 35 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all 12 live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 170 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.
What is WWE’s TV content rated?
Since its debut in 1999, “SmackDown” has always been TV-PG. As of June 2008, all of WWE’s broadcast programming became TV-PG as rated by the Standards & Practices departments of our network partners. Currently, between 9-11 p.m. EST on general entertainment networks, nearly half of all programming on television remains TV-14 while WWE has made a full transition to TV-PG content.
Where does WWE programming air?
WWE programming is broadcast in more than 170 countries and 35 languages and reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide. Each week, WWE creates seven hours of original programming that is watched by approximately 15 million fans in the U.S.
- WWE’s flagship program, “Monday Night Raw,” is a three-hour primetime program starting at 8p.m. ET that is broadcast live on USA Network.
- The two-hour “Friday Night SmackDown” airs on Syfy in primetime at 8p.m. ET on Fridays.
- “WWE Main Event” airs Wednesdays at 8p.m. ET and “WWE NXT” airs Thursdays at 8p.m. ET both on WWE Network.
- “WWE Superstars” airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET. On WWE Network.
- “Total Divas” airs Sundays at 9pm ET on E!.
WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 streaming network, launched live in the U.S. on Monday, February 24, featuring all 12 WWE live pay-per-view events – including WrestleMania® – for $9.99 per month. WWE Network also includes groundbreaking original programming, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches and more than 2,000 hours of video on demand.
Fans can now subscribe to WWE Network at WWE.com. WWE Network, the first 24/7 network delivered directly to fans through over-the-top digital distribution, is available on desktops and laptops via WWE.com. WWE Network is also available through the WWE App on: Amazon Fire TV and Kindle Fire devices; Android devices such as Samsung Galaxy; iOS devices such as Apple iPad and iPhone; Apple TV; Roku streaming devices; Sony PlayStation® 3 and Sony PlayStation® 4; Xbox One and Xbox 360; Sony internet connected TVs, Blu-ray Disc players and Blu-ray Home Theater systems; and Samsung Smart TV devices, Blu-ray Players and Home Theater systems. Availability on additional devices will follow.
The U.S. English language version of WWE Network is also available, 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. WWE Network is scheduled to launch in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong by the end of 2014/early 2015.
In addition, WWE has entered into a new 10-year partnership with Rogers Communications, a leading media enterprise in Canada, under a landmark television programming and WWE Network agreement. The partnership facilitates the launch of WWE Network as a traditional a-la-carte Pay-TV channel in Rogers’ cable systems.
Who watches WWE programming?
WWE is watched by 15 million fans each week in the United State alone. Our diverse audience spans generations of fans. Approximately 35% of WWE’s audience is female and 24% are under the age of 18.
Are WWE Superstars and Divas employees of WWE?
Like some professional athletes and entertainers such as actors and actresses on television dramas, soaps or comedies, WWE performers are independent contractors. They do not have corporate responsibilities or duties. Several WWE performers are incorporated, have agents and/or professional managers who handle contract negotiations with WWE. Additionally, many have accountants and/or financial advisors to oversee their finances and investments. WWE performers are personally responsible for acquiring their own health insurance, life insurance and financial planning. To assist in this process, under WWE’s Talent Life Skills program, WWE offers mandatory workshops to its contracted performers to assist them in these matters.
Where can I send a request for U.S./Canadian press inquiries or media credentials for a live event?
Reporters seeking credentials or talent interviews can call Joe Villa at 203-359-5175 or send an email with clear identification of the media outlet for which they work, to email@example.com.
Where can I send a request for International press inquiries or media credentials for a live event outside the US/Canada?
Reporters seeking credentials or talent interviews can call Henry Jacob at 44 (0) 20 7349 1744 or send an email with clear identification of the media outlet for which they work, to firstname.lastname@example.org.