WWE issued the following press release:
WWE® WINS AWARDS FOR WWE NETWORK® AND SOCIAL MEDIA EXCELLENCE
STAMFORD, Conn., April 16, 2015 – WWE has been named the winner of two awards at the fourth annual Cynopsis Sports Media Awards – WWE Network for Over-The-Top Content Service and the top social media award for Overall Social Media Excellence. Boasting some of the hottest properties, campaigns and brands from around the world of sports, the Cynopsis Sports Media Awards took place earlier today at the New York Athletic Club in New York City.
WWE received the award for best Over-The-Top Content Service for WWE Network, beating the NFL, NHL, CBS Sports and PGA. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 direct-to-consumer network includes all 12 live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and an extensive video-on-demand library, and currently reaches more than 1.3 million subscribers in more than 175 countries.
Additionally, WWE won the award for Overall Social Media Excellence beating Turner Sports, Showtime Sports, Golf Channel, Pac-12 Network and El Rey Network. WWE’s social media team manages 12 major platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and Pinterest, where WWE has a passionate fan base of more than 470 million worldwide.
The Cynopsis Sports Media Awards recognizes the most outstanding work in the sports industry from the past year with categories that span television, digital and marketing.