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WWE Set To Sell Pay-Per-View Rights To Other Streaming Services?
Posted By: Ben Jordan Kerin on Feb 06, 2020
WWE might be looking for other outlets other than the WWE Network to air some of their biggest pay-per-view events. During today's WWE 2019 fourth-quarter earnings call, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon noted the company could be looking to sell rights to their content.
"Well, we have a lot of options. We could continue on as we are now, with an enhancement of a tier… we also have an option right now, there’s no more better time to exercise the selling of our rights to all the majors who, quite frankly, all the majors are really clamoring for our content. So that could be a significant increase, obviously, in terms of revenue."
It also seems this isn't a pipeline plan, with McMahon saying that if a deal is made it will be made in the first quarter of 2020.
"Making reference to OTT and the interest of the major players, we’d be announcing that deal if we go that way, in the first quarter, that’s how far along we are.” OTT, or “Over-The-Top” is defined as: “A streaming media service offered directly to viewers via the Internet bypassing cable, broadcast, and satellite TV."
Which other streaming services would you like to see WWE PPV's air on?
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