WWE Partnering With Yahoo! On Rolling Stones Concert: McMahon Comments

The following press release was sent out today announcing that WWE is partnering with Yahoo! Inc to stream the upcoming Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary concert on December 15th.

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. : Yahoo! Brings Fans the Exclusive Global Online Live Stream of the Rolling Stones 50TH Anniversary Concert on December 15

Yahoo! Inc. and WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced the exclusive global online live stream of the Rolling Stones 50th anniversary concert, an historic pay-per-view special that will take place on Saturday, December 15 at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT on Yahoo! Music (http://music.yahoo.com).

Rolling Stones fans can come to Yahoo! for historic footage including past concerts, band interviews and backstage access. Beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET/ 5:30 p.m. PT on December 15, fans can watch an exclusive special entitled Countdown to the Rolling Stones, featuring pre-show activities and a countdown of the 10 greatest Rolling Stones moments of all-time.

The Rolling Stones concert is the latest in a series of exclusive special music events accessible to millions of viewers on Yahoo! From concerts such as the Clinton Foundation 10th Anniversary and iHeart Radio festival, to red carpet premieres for “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” and “The Hunger Games,” Yahoo! brings our users their latest entertainment obsessions and their time-honored favorites, across computers and mobile devices.

“The Rolling Stones’ music has crossed generations and the world and Yahoo! is excited to bring this very special music event to our global audience,” said Erin McPherson, Vice President and Head of Yahoo!’s video and originals. “The Rolling Stones are living legends, and we are honored that the band and WWE chose us to be a part of their 50th anniversary celebration.”

“We are pleased to partner with Yahoo!, a global leader in digital media, to bring the Rolling Stones pay-per-view online to millions across the world,” said Vince McMahon, Chairman and CEO, WWE. “Our partnership will create unprecedented reach for this historic event.”

WWE, the world’s pre-eminent provider of pay-per-view programming, in partnership with Dainty Group and Endemol, will distribute the pay-per-view event globally. For additional information on how to watch the pay-per-view event in your market, please visit www.rollingstones.com/watch. And the Official Rolling Stones app is now available on the App Store http://bit.ly/UaJTNQ.

WHAT: Yahoo! Music (http://music.yahoo.com) to host the exclusive pay-per-view live stream of the Rolling Stones’ 50th Anniversary concert from The Prudential Center.

WHEN: Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

WHERE: Concert to be streamed globally on Yahoo! Music (http://music.yahoo.com).

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  • Puppet H

    This will be a big win for Yahoo!, their company as of late = notsogood.

    • askbillmitchell

      Yahoo! is going to shock a lot of people in 2013, Marissa Myers has really made some significant changes since taking charge of the floundering company. Yahoo can pull this off, I can see a long term strategic partnership with the WWE in terms of iPPV, it costs money to produce and distribute content online the way that WWE does it, and the cost only escalates as each new fan hops on to any one particular feed. Yahoo has a lot of infrastructure so they could present WWE’s content at a third of the cost. If I can read the mind of Vince I know he’s probably thinking Google alliance somewhere down the line, and considering that Marissa (who coincidentally left Google as one of the vice presidents to take the CEO position at Yahoo) is still on good terms with many of the higher ups, she could play the middle man by pitting two global powerhouse brands. In the short term, Yahoo could use any partnership that brings in revenue.

  • 7 year old boy

    Oh god now you will see another symbol on our TV screen -_-

  • SensibleSam

    why have the Stones’ anniversary in what is regarded as the worst atmosphere in the world? American crowds suck ass.

  • Bushwald Sexyface

    Yahoo needs a shot in the ass and this will certainly help.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clare-McFadden/505577415 Clare McFadden

    the only reason mcMahon agreed to this is because then he won’t have to buy tickets for the gig