WWE Announces New Multi-Year TV Deal with NBC/Universal
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.15.2014
For Raw, Syfy and Total Divas...
- WWE and NBC/Universal have announced a new multi-year deal for Raw and Smackdown to continue airing on USA Network and SyFy. The press release does not note the length of the contract, the terms of the deal or whether Smackdown will stay on Fridays or go live. It is worth mentioning that Smackdown is referred to as "Friday Night Smackdown" although that is the full name of the show on SyFy, so it doesn't preclude the possibility of it going live.
The agreement also notes that Total Divas will continue to air on E!, which isn't a surprise.
Vince McMahon said of the deal, "We are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with NBC/Universal given their premiere position in the marketplace and vast promotional platforms. We are excited about our future as we further the reach and popularity of our live, family-friendly entertainment programming 52 weeks a year."