TKO President Mark Shapiro: There Are Opportunities To Cut Back On Non-Televised WWE Events

Mark Shapiro comments on WWE non-televised events.

WWE is a 52-week-a-year operation that runs three televised events a week on top of non-televised events during weekends and premium live events once a month.

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Speaking at UBS Global Media And Communication Conference, TKO President Mark Shapiro commented on WWE's non-televised events and the potential opportunity to cut back.

"WWE has over 300 events a year, with 170 televised. There is probably, while all those other superstars events, there is a reason to have them because it's good for the brand, we're building the audience, we're putting them on C and D counties, so we're really stretching the brand and amassing a greater array of eyeballs for all demos, it's good for our long-term growth. For a margin perspective, they are dilutive. There are probably opportunities, as we go through our efficiencies and synergies, to cut back those non-televised events, which will, of course, push our margin up. We're going through that exercise now," he said.

Elsewhere during the conference, Shapiro commented on WWE Raw media rights negotiations.

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