Netflix signs $5 billion streaming deal for WWE Raw

In a major programming shift, WWE’s flagship weekly program Raw is making its way to the world’s leading entertainment service, Netflix, starting January 2025. The multi-year deal also includes WWE’s other highly-rated shows, SmackDown and NXT, as well as its Premium Live Events. The streaming service is gearing up to face the competition in live sports, with competitors like Apple TV Plus already in the arena. This long-term partnership further expands the reach of WWE’s shows and events, bringing weekly live appointment viewing to Netflix’s global audience. The WWE library is currently available on Peacock. Netflix enters live sports streaming with a 10-year deal WWE Raw is getting in the ring with Netflix! Starting in January 2025, Netflix will exclusively stream WWE Raw in the US, Canada, UK, & Latin America. Every single week, all year long.— Netflix (@netflix) January 23, 2024 Variety reports that the streaming service will pay $500 million per year for rights to Monday Night Raw, bringing the total up to $5 billion for the next 10 years. We’re hopeful this won’t mean another price hike for Netflix subscribers, but that seems unlikely. “We are excited to have WWE Raw, with its passionate multigenerational fan base, on Netflix,” said Bela Bajaria, Chief Content Officer of the streaming service, in a press release. “By combining our reach and fandom with WWE, we’ll be able to deliver more joy and value for their audiences and our members.” The show, which is currently the number one show…Netflix signs $5 billion streaming deal for WWE Raw

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