WWE and BSkyB have extended their television distribution deal for another five years in the United Kingdom, carrying their partnership into a 30th year.
BSkyB will continue to carry Raw and Smackdown and will add WWE Main Event to its lineup. All 12 WWE pay-per-views will also be available on Sky Sports Box Office, including Wrestlemania.
You can read the official press release at this link.
While financial details of the new contract weren’t disclosed, The Hollywood Reporter noted its value is believed to be approximately three times that of the previous five-year agreement. The old deal was reportedly WWE’s biggest international TV rights deal at the time.
This deal was important to WWE and one they’ve been negotiating over the last several months. WWE’s domestic partner will be chosen by the end of next month/beginning of March.