Additional details have emerged regarding WWE Raw’s move to Netflix, which was announced on Tuesday morning.
According to information provided in an SEC filing, this groundbreaking partnership between WWE and Netflix outlines several key points. One of those key factors is that Netflix’s long-term commitment calls for the option to extend WWE RAW deal by ten years. Below are the key points, followed by the SEC filing.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On January 23, 2024, the Company announced a partnership between WWE and Netflix. Beginning in January 2025, Netflix will be the exclusive new home of Raw in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Latin America, among other territories, with additional countries and regions to be added over time. Likewise, as part of the agreement, Netflix will also become the home for all WWE shows and specials outside the U.S., as available, inclusive of Raw and WWE’s other weekly shows – SmackDown and NXT – as well as the company’s Premium Live Events, including WrestleMania, SummerSlam and Royal Rumble. WWE’s documentaries, original series and forthc
The agreement has an initial 10-year term for an aggregate rights fee in excess of $5 billion with an option for Netflix (x) to extend for an additional 10 years and (y) to opt out after the initial five years.oming projects will also be available on Netflix internationally beginning in 2025.
This partnership marks a monumental shift in how WWE content is distributed, and it represents a significant financial commitment from Netflix.
As of January 2025, wrestling fans can anticipate enjoying WWE Raw and a wide range of WWE content on Netflix in the specified regions, with the potential for even more years of collaboration between the two entertainment giants.
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