WWE

Latest Features

Pay-television broadcaster BT Sport took advantage of Sky’s long-running concerns over wrestling body WWE’s OTT service to grab WWE rights in the UK and Ireland from its rival at a steep discount, SportBusiness Media understands.

OSN’s decision to close most of its sports channels will leave a vacuum in the Middle East and North Africa for rights-holders that is unlikely to be filled for some time, experts have told SportBusiness M…

WWE’s value in Malaysia has stayed flat in a new deal with pay-television broadcaster Astro.

World Wrestling Entertainment has continued its transition into a pay-television property outside the US, moving away from free-to-air to sign a four-year deal with SuperSport in sub-Saharan Africa

WWE’s exclusive distribution deal with Chinese digital operator PPTV marks a step change in the wrestling promotion’s approach to the Chinese market.

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 5 has acquired multi-platform free-to-air highlights rights to WWE wrestling

Pan-African pay-television broadcaster SuperSport has signed a “multi-year” rights extension to its World Wrestling Entertainment deal which will include the launch of a dedicated channel for the rights-holder’s conte…

World Wrestling Entertainment has signed an expanded events agreement with the Saudi General Entertainment Authority, guaranteeing a second annual large-scale wrestling event in the country until 2027

Shares in World Wrestling Entertainment fell by over 15 per cent yesterday amid doubts over the timing of new broadcast rights agreements in India and the Middle East and North Africa

Features

Interview with George Barrios, WWE’s chief strategy and financial officer, on the promotion’s media-rights deal with digital operator PPTV in China.

WWE’s five-year extension of its partnership with pay-television broadcaster Ten Sports has made the Indian subcontinent the most valuable media rights market outside the US for the wrestling series.