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WWE moving from Sky to BT Sport in the UK and Ireland from 2020

In a historic move, World Wrestling Entertainment will be moving home in the UK and Ireland from January 2020 with BT Sport announcing a new exclusive partnership for broadcasting rights. The move will mark the end of a 30 year partnership with Sky Sports where Raw, SmackDown LIVE and pay-per-views have been broadcast.

The change will also see the two partner to create new content and drive engagement across digital and social media platforms.

Andy Haworth, Managing Director of Content and Strategy at BT, had the following to say on the historic deal:

“We are incredibly excited by our new partnership with WWE.

It is the most successful sports entertainment brand in the world, with a rich, fun and colorful history, loved by fans across the UK and Ireland.

This is a brilliant addition for our customers and we can’t wait to get going in January.”

Stefan Kastenmüller, WWE’s Senior Vice President and Group General Manager, also chimed in:

“We are pleased to begin an exciting new chapter for WWE in the region as we join BT Sport’s innovative offering and impressive portfolio of premium sports content.”

The first PPV to be broadcast on BT Sport’s Box Office Channel will be Royal Rumble 2020.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    BT are trash

  • rob

    What a waste of money

  • CC

    Well Sky has not given a damn about WWE for years now. With what I have heard so far, BT Sport is going to do far more with them than Sky has ever done.
    All Sky really cares about these days is Football anyway.

    And why would AEW contact Sky Sports seeing as they already have a UK deal on free to air ITV 4?
    Why on Earth would Sky sports that costs money and not everyone has, be a better deal than ITV 4 that is free and everyone can access?

  • Moe

    Brutal! 30 years with Sky Sports! If AEW is smart they contact Sky Sports! Sky Sports has a much bigger platform! Big miss by the WWE there!

  • RealityKiller87

    so now i’m going have to pay an additional £39 a month for the BT sports channel, i don’t think so, if WWE viewing numbers are down now they are going to be even worse when it moves to BT