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Thursday, September 29, 2022

WWE programming to be pulled from Hulu soon – Wrestling News

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All WWE content on Hulu will be pulled on Saturday, September 25th. This is before its deal with the streaming service for next-day rights for Raw & SmackDown is set to expire.
The deal currently sees Raw, NXT, Main Event, SmackDown, Total Divas, Total Bellas, and other programming featured on the streaming platform. Nearly all WWE content on Hulu has a 'Exp. Sat' flag.
According to a report by PWInsider's Mike Johnson, talks between the two sides are ongoing as they attempt to negotiate a new deal.
Hulu, which has approximately 46 million subscribers, is primarily owned by Disney (67%), with NBCUniversal owning the remaining stake.
NBCU has been a long partner of WWE and currently pays for the TV rights to air Monday Night Raw and NXT on the USA Network, while WWE has been working with Hulu for ten years.
WWE co-CEO Nick Khan has spoken about several aspects of WWE’s programming rights in the past, one of which is the second-day rights for its flagship shows – Raw and SmackDown.

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