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WWE, MBC sign MENA broadcast partnership

WWE and MBC Group have announced a major broadcast partnership that will see MBC’s VoD streaming service, Shahid, become the new home of WWE in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the rest of the MENA region. The partnership includes all WWE premium live events, kicking off with WrestleMania 38 on April 3rd and April […]

March 23, 2022By Nik Roseveare

WWE terminates Russian broadcast partnerships

WWE has ceased broadcasting in Russia and has also halted the availability of its SVoD platfrom, WWE Network, in the country following the invasion of Ukraine. WWE confirmed the move is a  statement saying: “WWE has terminated its partnership with Russian broadcaster Match and shut down WWE Network in Russia effective immediately.” “The move eliminates […]

March 4, 2022By Nik Roseveare

BBC acquires Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy

The BBC has acquired docuseries Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy from CNN, with season one coming to BBC Two on February 27th and all episodes arriving on BBC iPlayer the same day. The six-part series follows Hollywood actor Stanley Tucci as he travels across Italy to discover the secrets and delights of the country’s regional […]

February 15, 2022

WWE reports $1bn+ annual revenue

WWE has announced financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31st 2021. “In 2021, we reached a significant milestone of over $1 billion in revenue, for the first time in the Company’s history. We ended the year with strong performance across each of our business lines that reflected the engagement of a […]

February 4, 2022

WWE Special Tribute to Dr Martin Luther King Jr

On January 17th, WWE will honour Dr Martin Luther King Jr with a special tribute set to John Legend’s Never Break across all its platforms, including the broadcast of Monday Night RAW on USA Network. Legend describes this song as “the idea of resilience, the idea of commitment to something greater than yourself, and the […]

January 14, 2022

Xia Li to make WWE Smackdown debut

WWE has announced that Xia Li will make her much-anticipated debut during this Friday’s SmackDown (December 10th), live on BT Sport. Xia Li is the first female Chinese WWE Superstar on SmackDown – and the first Chinese woman to ever compete in a WWE ring. This Friday will be her on-screen debut since being drafted […]

December 8, 2021By Nik Roseveare

WWE Q3 revenue beats guidance

WWE has announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30th 2021. The entertainment juggernaut reported Q3 revenue was $255.8 million (€222m), an increase of 15 per cent or $34.2 million, primarily driven by higher ticket sales and, to a lesser extent, venue merchandise sales, resulting from the company’s return to ticketed live events, […]

November 5, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Ed Sheeran’s performance for Virtual Music Festivals shot with URSA Mini Pro 12K

Blackmagic Design today announced that an exclusive 10 track performance by Ed Sheeran was filmed by London based production agency Electric Light Studio (ELS), using a Blackmagic RAW workflow through acquisition to post. The performance, which included the debut single Bad Habits from Sheeran’s latest album, headlined the virtual music festivals iHeartRadio Wango Tango and […]

July 28, 2021

WWE to air Summerslam 2021 PPV on a Saturday

WWE has announced that it’s annual SummerSlam event will take place on August 21st from a summer destination location. The venue will be revealed during the 2021 Belmont Stakes’ pre-race show on June 5th. The event will reportedly feature a live audience. In recent years, WWE has traditionally held its PPVs on a Sunday. This […]

May 28, 2021By Nik Roseveare

WWE returns to live event touring

WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) has announced it will return to live event touring with a 25-city schedule through Labor Day in the US, with its weekly flagship TV shows, RAW and Smackdown, once again welcoming audiences. The company has only performed once in front of a live crowd – at April’s Wrestlemania 37 PPV event […]

May 21, 2021By Nik Roseveare