THR reports that NBCUniversal is focusing on renewing Raw and as a result, Smackdown is being shopped to various networks.
Sporting News' Michael McCarthyreported in March that Fox was looking to acquire the rights for Raw and SmackDown Live, with Raw potentially airing on network television and SmackDown Live going to FS1.
TV rights is a huge revenue earner for the WWE, so it's unlikely WWE just wants to put Smackdown on its own WWE Network. It was noted that a new deal for RAW would be worth three times the current value, which would open up Smackdown moving to a new network.
For the past few years now, NBCUniversal owned the rights to both WWERaw and Smackdown Live.
Especially after the brand extension in 2016, it wouldn't hurt to create more separation between WWE's two biggest weekly programs.
Mets Places Yoenis Cespedes On 10-Day Disabled List
Cespedes will be eligible to return on May 24 but in the meantime, the team has recalled Phillip Evans from triple-A Las Vegas. The Mets placed Cespedes on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained right hip flexor, retroactive to Monday.
NBCU and WWE declined to comment on the negotiations.
Reportedly, NBCUniversal paid $30 million for the rights to Smackdown Live in 2010, but the deal in 2019 would have been way more expensive.
Smackdown Live moved to the USA Network July of 2016, after 17 years of appearing on SyFy, MyNetworkTV, UPN and others. SmackDown started airing live in May 2016, increasing the value for advertising during the wrestling show. WWE programming is an obvious fit for the "new Fox" focused on sports and live events and SmackDown could anchor Fox programming on Tuesday nights.
If it does play out this way, it's a dream scenario for WWE. FOX is said to be among the networks interested in WWE programming so the show could land there.
President Donald Trump met on Wednesday with leaders from the state of California who oppose the state's sanctuary city laws. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) from the left, fired back. "The families you're tearing apart are people, just like you".
President Donald Trump had announced the embassy move on 6 December, which immediately sparked violent protests. Shah says that "Israel has the right to defend itself" and is blaming Hamas for the "dire situation".
The investment professionals in our partner's database now own: 67.46 million shares, up from 67.06 million shares in 2017Q3. California State Teachers Retirement Sys has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT).
Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Apple from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Friday, January 19th. After $2.73 actual EPS reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -19.78% negative EPS growth.
A primary election can be the deciding election for an office if there is no other competition seeking election for that office. Those who decide to vote at their assigned polling place should bring their mail ballot with them to give to poll workers.
So basically, now it is a clash between siblings, Harshvardhan Kapoor will clash with his elder sister Sonam Kapoor . The film is based on the story of a common man, who undertakes the role of a superhero owing to multiple incidents.
Pliskova argued but the call ultimately stood even though replay clearly showed Pliskova's ball catching the line. With the deciding set even at 5-5, Pliskova had a shot that was wrongly called out by a linesperson.
Details for the actual game are sparse right now but they want players to experience the feel of Project CARS in a whole new way. Project CARS hangs its hat on being a faithful simulation of racing across all types of vehicles and conditions.
The new CT law allows state officials "to regulate wagering on sporting events to the extent permitted by state and federal law". That ruling strikes down a federal ban in place since 1992 that restricts sports betting for most states.
Air France-KLM Names Transition Management
After the meeting, Air France-KLM said: "The decisions of the CDC will be taken collectively by its three members". Janaillac said he would resign if Air France staff voted against a pay offer tabled by the company.
Walmart Goes Upscale, Offering Lord & Taylor Brands
To distinguish the new flagship site, a Premium Brands from Lord & Taylor header will run across each premium brand page. There will be thousands of styles available from the store and it will be updated regularly.
Ubiosft now taking registrations for The Crew 2 closed beta
Forget what you know about the first game, though, The Crew 2 is a far bigger, more ambitious prospect than its forebear. Ubisoft has announced plans to host a closed beta for The Crew 2 , from May 31 at 8 am UTC to June 4 at 8 am UTC.