‘SmackDown Live’ to Have New TV Home After WWE Inks Major Rights Deals

Jun 27, 2018  •  Post A Comment

WWE has just signed landmark rights deals with two major television distributors. Under the new five-year agreements, “SmackDown Live” will move to Fox Sports while “Monday Night Raw” will continue to run on USA Network.

The new deals for U.S. distribution of WWE’s flagship programs are effective Oct. 1, 2019. “SmackDown Live” will run on Fridays on the Fox broadcast network.

“These agreements increase the average annual value (AAV) of WWE’s U.S. distribution to 3.6 times that of the prior deal with NBCU,” WWE said in the announcement.

Please click here to read WWE’s detailed announcement.

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