WWE And Fox Sports Strike Huge Content Deal, WWE Backstage Returns
As per a report on WWE.com today, “WWE and FOX Sports have teamed up to offer a new slate of action-packed programming to viewers with 22 hours of timeless WWE content to air on Tuesday nights this spring, beginning with Royal Rumble 2020 tonight at 7 p.m. ET followed by the return of WWE Backstage in a modified remote format at 11 p.m. ET.”
Essentially, with Fox Sports lacking content from the shut down of so many sports leagues, they’ve struck a deal to air the catalog of WWE content. It will all begin with the airing of WrestleMania 36 on the FOX Sports App and FOXSports.com.
As per the article:
“Viewers can live stream two nights of the WrestleMania pay-per-view for $59.99 on the FOX Sports and FOX NOW Apps via mobile and connected devices such as Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku or at FOXSports.com. Both nights of WrestleMania Kickoff Shows will also air on FS1 and FOX Deportes both nights at 6 p.m. ET with a panel of experts breaking down the night’s upcoming matches.
WWE will also work with Fox to produce one-hour versions of past WrestleManias, will air WWE 24 productions that are currently on the WWE Network and the Ruthless Aggression series.
WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon commented on the new deal noting that this comes just six months after their historic television partnership with Fox to air SmackDown on Fridays and she said, “we are thrilled to deliver even more premium programming, including WrestleMania, across the entire FOX Sports portfolio.” She added, “In partnership with FOX Sports, it’s a privilege to be able to entertain our fans each week and put smiles on their faces, particularly during a time when they need it the most.”
Mark Silverman, President, National Networks, FOX Sport agreed with McMahon and said, “We hope this lineup of sports-entertainment programming serves as a much-needed relief for fans.”
WWE Backstage Returns
Also in the news as it pertains to WWE and FOX Sports, after taking a couple weeks off for a production freeze, WWE Backstage is back this week. Tonight’s guest will be Charlotte Flair.