WWE released their first quarter financials today. WWE’s digital media saw a growth of 27% for the quarter…
Revenues from our Digital Media related businesses were $9.0 million as compared to $7.1 million in the prior year quarter, representing a 27% increase.
WWE.com revenues increased 41% to $5.5 million in the quarter due to higher sales of online advertising, including integrated cross-platform sales, as well as increased rights fees associated with the licensing of certain WWE content to Hulu Plus. The related programming agreement with Hulu commenced in September 2012.
WWEShop revenues increased 9% to $3.5 million in the quarter, primarily due to an 11% increase in the number of online merchandise sales to approximately 73,200 orders. The average revenue per order of $47.97 was essentially unchanged from the prior year quarter