Home is seemingly where the heart is, as WWE announced a multi-year renewal with NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment for WWE’s flagship series Monday Night RAW on USA Network and Friday Night Smackdown on Syfy. In addition, the deal will see E! – in partnership with WWE and Bunim-Murray Productions – continue to broadcast the reality series Total Divas.
“USA Network President Chris McCumber, Syfy President Dave Howe and I are incredibly pleased to renew this strategic partnership with WWE,” said NBCUniversal Cable Chairman Bonnie Hammer. “In today’s TV landscape, live event programming is an extraordinarily valuable asset, and WWE remains the only entertainment franchise that consistently delivers this on a 52-week a year basis. We look forward to bringing WWE’s action-packed and unique brand of drama to the wide audiences across our cable networks for many years to come.”
“We are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with NBCUniversal given their premiere position in the marketplace and vast promotional platforms,” said WWE Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Vince McMahon. “We are excited about our future as we further the reach and popularity of our live, family-friendly entertainment programming 52 weeks a year.”