2014 News


WWE Partners With CTH In Thailand
January 10, 2014
BANGKOK, Thailand, January 10, 2014 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) and CTH announced yesterday a new, five-year exclusive television distribution agreement that will make CTH the home of all WWE programming in Thailand.

"I am delighted to welcome WWE to the CTH family,” said Kittsanan Ngamphathipong, Chief Executive Officer, CTH. “With the addition of WWE to the CTH line-up, we look forward to delivering priceless experiences to our audiences and growing our subscribers exponentially. Connecting two powerful brands like WWE and CTH is exciting, and we look forward to building the relationship.”

"We are enthusiastic to partner with CTH on our largest and most expansive TV rights deal in Thailand,” said Gerrit Meier, EVP International, WWE. “CTH is a leader in providing multi-platform content, and we are confident that WWE on CTH’s Sports Spirit channel will engage the WWE Universe and grow CTH’s audience significantly.”

Starting January 25, full length versions of WWE's flagship shows Raw®, SmackDown® and WWE Main Event™, as well as WWE Superstars™, WWE NXT™, WWE Afterburn™, WWE Bottomline™, WWE Experience™, WWE Vintage Collection™, This Week in WWE™ and all WWE Pay-Per-View specials will be available daily via the CTH Sports Spirit channel.

About 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 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, Miami, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Munich and Tokyo.

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About CTH

CTH is spearheading Thailand's drive into the digital era by creating Thailand's first fiber optic triple play national cable network. Despite only launching in June, 2013, CTH already has 1.2 million subscribing homes with demand outstripping supply. An affordable and competitive pricing policy combined with an ambitious content acquisition strategy (including the Barclays Premier league!, Fox Sports and Entertainment Channels, WWE) has placed CTH as the largest pay television operator in Thailand by geographic reach.

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Media Contacts:
Henry Jacob, WWE
+44 20 7349 1744

Sarisa Voraphakhun, CTH
+662 328 3499 ext. 3009

Investor Contact:
Michael Weitz
+1 203-352-8642
Michael.Weitz@wwecorp.com

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