Variety.com has posted a new article that looks at WWE and Comcat/NBC Universal not being able to reach a new deal on television rights after their exclusive negotiating window ended on Friday. The article mentions that WWE programming will remain on NBC Universal through September 30, 2014 and that a deal can still be reached between both parties before then. WWE is now free to negotiate with other potential partners.
WWE released the following statement to Variety:
“WWE’s exclusive negotiating period with NBCU for our flagship television programs Raw and Smackdown has now expired. While we were unable to reach an agreement with NBCU during this period, we have certainly appreciated our long and productive partnership. With year-round, live programming that is highly coveted by programmers, distributors and advertisers, we are extremely excited about our future. We look forward to engaging with potential partners who recognize the value of having the #1 show on cable and live content delivered 52 weeks a year.”
To read the full article, click here.