FremantleMedia Enterprises Gets into the Ring With WWE®

  FremantleMedia Enterprises Gets into the Ring With WWE®

                    Major Distribution Agreement Announced

Business Wire

LONDON & NEW YORK -- November 19, 2012

FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) today announced a major new distribution
agreement with WWE (NYSE:WWE) for the exclusive home entertainment rights to
WWE’s catalogue of programming across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

The deal goes into effect in January of 2013 and will see FME manage the DVD,
Blu-ray and digital rights for all new and existing WWE content, making it the
first time that fans of WWE’s popular programming can access it digitally
across EMEA. Some of the new titles that will be released include Night of
Champions 2012, Hell in a Cell 2012, Top 100 Raw Moments, Attitude Era and
WrestleMania 29.

WWE is a 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 145 countries and 30
languages and reaches more than 600 million homes worldwide.

Pete Kalhan, SVP Home Entertainment & Archive EMEA, FME, commented, “WWE is an
incredibly strong and ever-growing brand with a huge and extremely dedicated
global fan base. The brand has a rich history and has performed exceptionally
well on DVD for many years. We look forward to working with WWE to grow all
aspects of their home entertainment catalogue and are particularly excited
about introducing the content to the masses across EMEA via digital
platforms.”

“WWE is pleased to partner with FremantleMedia Enterprises on the digital and
retail distribution of our content in EMEA,” said Casey Collins, Executive
Vice President, Consumer Products for WWE. “FME’s broad retail reach will
allow us to place more WWE content across all channels where our fans shop.”

Notes to Editors

ABOUT FREMANTLEMEDIA ENTERPRISES & FREMANTLEMEDIA

FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of television
entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of RTL Group, the
leading European entertainment network, which is in turn 92 percent owned by
the international media company Bertelsmann. FremantleMedia’s worldwide
production arm is responsible for many of the world’s highest rated prime time
entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programmes.
FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia,
offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home
Entertainment around the world. The FremantleMedia Group (which includes
FremantleMedia North America, UFA, FremantleMedia UK, FremantleMedia
Australia, Ludia, @radical.media and Original Productions, amongst others) has
operations in 22 countries, one of the most comprehensive global networks,
creating over 9,200 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60
formats and managing over 300 individual titles. FremantleMedia has some of
the world’s most sought after and long running formats in its catalogue, and
globally, produces such programmes as: Idols (co-produced with 19 Productions
in the US), Hole In The Wall, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and
the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), Take Me
Out, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Gute Zeiten
Schlechte Zeiten, and Neighbours.

www.fremantlemedia.com

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 145 countries
and 30 languages and reaches more than 600 million homes worldwide. The
company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los
Angeles, Miami, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Istanbul and Tokyo.

Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and
corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to
http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.

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Contact:

FremantleMedia Enterprises
Belinda Thomas-Dunphy, 0207 691 6911
Acting Director of Global Communications
Belinda.thomas@fremantlemedia.com
or
Sunshine Sachs for FremantleMedia Enterprises
Lainie Rosenthal, 212-691-2800
Rosenthal@sunshinesachs.com
or
WWE
Matthew Altman, 203-352-1177
Matthew.Altman@wwecorp.com
 
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