WWE/HULU: Hulu set to lose next-day rights for WWE TV shows


Posted on 9/19/122 by Colin Vassallo

WWE’s days on Hulu are numbered as all
content are set to be removed from the
streaming service on Saturday, September 25.

The next-day rights for Monday Night Raw,
NXT, Main Event, Level-Up, as well as Miz &
Mrs, Total Bellas, and Total Divas all have
an “EXP SAT” tag on them. The situation for
Smackdown is different as ever since it
moved to FOX, the FOX Sports app has been
showing it the next day and there are only
the latest four episodes of Smackdown on
Hulu.

Hulu, which is majority-owned by Disney and
part by NBCUniversal, had the next-day
rights for WWE shows for the past 10 years
but there seems to be no new deal in sight.

WWE co-CEO Nick Khan has said that multiple
bidders will be involved in getting the
next-day rights for WWE television shows and
also left the door open for combining these
rights with their main TV deal which expires
in 2024 for an even bigger deal.

The company is still in talks with Hulu over
an extension. NBCUniversal recently pulled
all of its shows from Hulu and moved the
next-day showing to its streaming service
Peacock.

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