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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.

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

The New Japan Pro Wrestling promotion secured broadcast coverage in India for the first time via a deal with pay-television broadcaster DSport.

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.

South African free-to-air broadcaster e.tv has agreed a multi-year rights deal with US wrestling promotion Impact

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

Canadian pay-television sports broadcaster TSN has struck a rights agreement with the recently-launched All Elite Wrestling promotion

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

Media rights clips from February 4 to 17

Media rights clips from August 27 to September 9

Media rights clips from June 11 to 24

Media rights clips from May 28 to June 10

Media rights clips from March 26 to April 15

Indian pay-television channel Sony Six’s decision to extend its deal for TNA Wrestling last month is a strategic buy for a property the channel believes it can develop.

Media rights clips From March 12 to 25

Media rights clips from February 26 to March 11

Media rights clips from November 13 to 26

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.

Media rights clips from September 18 to October 1

Media rights clips from September 4 to 17

Media rights clips from August 21 to September 3

Media rights clips from July 24 to August 20

Media rights clips from July 10 to July 23.

Media rights clips from May 15 to May 28

Media rights clips from March 13 to March 26

Media rights clips from February 27 to March 12