WWE May Make Smackdown a Live Show on a New Night For Possible TV Rights Fees Increase
Posted by Larry Csonka on 12.17.2013
According to Variety, WWE is still looking to significantly increase the $139.5 million in TV licensing fees that they earn in a year. The trade reports that WWE would consider a major change to their programming to make this possible, taking Smackdown live…
WWE is considering a live version of its two-hour "SmackDown," which currently is taped on Tuesday before its Friday airing. To do that, costs to produce the series would increase, due to scheduling, and the show would likely need to move to a new night. But WWE would be willing to make the switch in return for a better fee for the series.