World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (NYSE:WWE) Q2 2017 Earnings Conference Call - Final Transcript

Jul 27, 2017 • 11:00 am ET

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World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (NYSE:WWE) Q2 2017 Earnings Conference Call - Final Transcript

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Q & A
Analyst
Curry Baker

first time. However, it seems you are only doing about one live show per year there. I think, last year in Shanghai and you have announced one in September in Shenzhen. Can you provide any update regarding the appetite for WWE content you are seeing in China as well as the demand potentially ramp up the number of live events there each year kind of beyond the 1ish you are running at right now? Thanks.

Executive
George Barrios

Yes. We are not going to get into individual countries. And I have always said China is in early days for us. I always contrast it to India, which obviously is not only a great country in terms of economics for us, but in terms of consumption. We have been there over 20 years. China, we are right around year 9 or 10. So it's at a different place. Having said that, it's moved from kind of an early developing market to us -- for us to one that -- you referenced the PPTV agreement was kind of a little bit of a step change for us in terms of both distribution and economics. So we are really excited there. We are putting more resources on the ground there. We think there is a long-term play for us in China. Your question about the event is something operationally we are always struggling with Curry. There is only -- we are working we have a special project to increase the number of days in the year, but it hasn't gotten off the ground. We are still at 365. So, we always have to make tradeoffs about where we are playing and it's the blessing and the curse. We are pretty popular on every country on earth. So, we have to make choices. And so that's just a reflection of some of the choices.

Analyst
Curry Baker

Okay, thanks.

Operator
Operator

Thank you. There are no further questions at this time. Please continue.

Executive
Michael Weitz

Thank you, everyone. We appreciate you listening to the call today. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Operator
Operator

[Operator Closing Remarks]