FOX EVP and CFO says Smackdown is a “unique opportunity” for the network

During the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference held yesterday, John Allen, the Senior Executive Vice President and CFO of 21st Century Fox, talked about FOX acquiring the broadcast rights of Smackdown Live starting in October 2019.

“It’s a 50 to 52-week-a-year sport with no repeats. It’s a new novella every week,” Nallen said as reported by TheWrap.com. “For us to have that kind of appointment programming, that audience, every week of the year, is a really unique opportunity for us.”

The new, five-year deal between WWE and FOX is worth $1.025 billion, with FOX paying WWE $205 million per year for the show. With the move to FOX, Smackdown will also change days and will start airing live on Friday nights.

Colin Vassallohttps://www.wrestling-online.com
Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!

Stories you might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you


Humberto Carrillo injured during match on Raw

The match between Sheamus and Humberto Carrillo was aborted last night on Raw after Carrillo suffered an injury.The ending...

Lumberjack match added to Backlash 2021

A lumberjack match was added to the WrestleMania Backlash pay-per-view card last night on Raw and will feature Damien...

WrestleMania rematch headlines Monday Night Raw tonight

A WrestleMania rematch will headline tonight's Monday Night Raw live from the ThunderDome as Bobby Lashley takes on Drew...