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05-17-2014, 06:20 PM #1
Reason Why WWE Was Considering Taking SmackDown Live
Variety's report on WWE's new TV deal yesterday noted that WWE expected the new deal to be announced by May but several points in the deal needed to be worked out, including digital distribution.
Variety noted that lawyers had been working out windowing terms of when RAW and SmackDown episodes would be available on mobile platforms such as tablets and smartphones, as well as when the shows could be re-broadcast on the WWE Network. No word yet on whether or not WWE will be able to add RAW and SmackDown to the Network sooner than they can now but one would think that they would have announced that yesterday.
Variety also confirms reports that WWE considered taking SmackDown live but obviously that's not happening. They noted that WWE considered offering SmackDown as a live show to sweeten the deal with potential networks they were negotiating with.
05-18-2014, 10:32 PM #2
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WWE would definitely increase viewers in Smackdown since there wouldn't be any spoilers.
05-18-2014, 11:52 PM #3
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05-19-2014, 12:27 AM #4
The problem is doing Smackdown live would require them to completely rework how they operate with regards to house shows, production staff and all sorts of other factors.The Prince Is Here...