WWE-To-Fox Rumors Heat Up As NBCUniversal Could Be In For A Bidding War
January 15, 2018 - WWE
WWE’s 13-year attribute with USA Network and NBCUniversal could be in for a biggest exam as Fox has reportedly emerged as a probable swain for a pro wrestling juggernaut.
As UFC continues to negotiate with other networks in hunt of a new understanding value upwards of $450 million, Fox and WWE seem to have, during a really least, begun rough discussions per what would be a staggering radio understanding between dual giants in a party industry.
WWE withdrawal NBCUniversal would be zero brief of a disaster for USA Network, that is desperately sticking on to what’s left of a wire dynasty. In 2017, USA Network distinguished a ancestral 12th true year as a “No. 1 ad-supported wire network.”
As considerable as that sounds, USA Network has been hurt by a arise of on-demand observation habits, and it actually lost a stranglehold on a some-more prestigious “No. 1 simple wire network” crown after being surpassed by Fox News. With an normal of 3.018 million viewers in 2017, WWE programming is a vital reason because a USA Network was still means to step H2O as a top-five simple wire network to finish a year.
But after Fox met with WWE final summer as partial of a television showcase, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter is now reporting that not usually is Fox meddlesome in alighting a radio rights understanding with WWE, it could also turn a intensity buyer.