Vince McMahonVincent Kennedy McMahon
- Birthdate: 08/24/1945 (age 71)
- Height: 6'2"
- Weight: 248 Ib
Vince McMahon is credited with being the greate...
They were asked to project what kind of subscriber base they expect to have when the network starts. Vince said that you don't want to start a network unless you have a strong partner. He said that they can take a number of forms. He didn't answer the questions. He was asked to give a benchmark number for the launch. He said he doesn't want to say but it will be "substantial".
They were asked to reiterate that they will spend 15 to 25 million dollars on films this year and George said yes and that a lot of what is produced this year will not be released in 2012.
They were asked to talk about the relationship with Google/Youtube. George said they would not comment on what they are being paid for their programming. He said Google knows what they bring to the table since they have so many streams out there and came to them to deliver content.
They were asked about NXT and Superstars and if they were holding them back on purpose. Vince said that demand is so strong for their products that people want them (yet they are not on the air in the US). Vince made it seem like they are a hot property in the US and when the network debuts they will have two hot shows to put on there.
They were asked about Legends House and whether they were like the above shows and if they are in demand from places other than the WWE Network Vince said yes, as if they could end up on a network other than WWE's.
They were asked about the demands on the work force that the network will put on the company. George said that they have budgeted $4 million budgeted and that was mostly spent on workers. They were asked if they needed to bring in people from the cable industry and they said yes and that they have.
They were asked if there specific projects attached to the 15 to 25 million dollars for the film division. George said it was probably between 4 to 8 films. George added that outside partners will be putting money into the films as well. The guy asking questions here then asked about a lot of things that were clearly on the filing. I hate people like this guy. Read the damn thing already.
They next caller asked more about specific movie division stuff which, frankly, bored me both because it was insipid and also because we knew by now that it wouldn't be answered specifically.
They were asked how they will report the network spending. George said they will file FCC guidelines and expects that there will be changes to the report when the network launches.
Vince was asked if he was committed to paying the current dividend. Vince said that he doesn't see any change coming to the dividend.
They were asked to put "some color" on WrestleMania because, as she said, "it looks exciting". Vince loved this question and just put over this year and next year's Manias. This year will be great and next year will be even better.
That ended the question period. They thanked us for our support and that was it.