WWE’s Smackdown Live is on the move!
Multiple reports say WWE has agreed in principle to an agreement that will bring WWE SmackDown Live to Fox starting in October 2019. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox will pay $1 billion for five years.
As David Bixenspan wrote last week, WWE is cashing in on TV channels’ thirst for live sports TV. While WWE isn’t exactly sports—in case you weren’t aware, wrestling is scripted—its fans enjoy watching programs live. That means it’s relatively DVR-proof.