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YouTube strikes content deal with WWE

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Jun 2010 14:11 User comments (7)

YouTube strikes content deal with WWE Google has announced that the most popular video sharing site on the planet, YouTube, will now offer full-length, current episodes of WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) programming.
The new deal will include current episodes of Friday Night Smackdown, WWE NXT, WWE Superstars, and ECW.

Additionally, there will be more footage from Monday Night Raw, classic matches, and interview videos with "WWE Superstars and Divas like John Cena, Chris Jericho and Alicia Fox."

The WWE's official YouTube channel is here: http://www.youtube.com/user/WWEFanNation

YouTube's new deal should help it compete with "catch-up" programming services like Hulu, since the WWE will be making brand new episodes available within 24 hours of its broadcast day.

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7 user comments

123.6.2010 2:48

they should make a deal with nintendo...they could call it wii wwe.

223.6.2010 4:20

This does not include the pay per views yet this should include those aswell mayb delayed to be put on youtube for a month laterz
could work.

323.6.2010 15:08

"The new deal will include current episodes of Friday Night Smackdown, WWE NXT, WWE Superstars, and ECW."
ECW was canceled several months ago, and replaced with NXT.

423.6.2010 15:11

Originally posted by borhan9:
This does not include the pay per views yet this should include those aswell mayb delayed to be put on youtube for a month laterz
could work.
Putting the PPVs on youtube, unless they designed a pay service is not smart from a business perspective. These PPVs are released on DVD in about 2-3 months from the air date giving the company to make more money off the show and enabling those who might not have been able to spend $40-$50 on the ppv, to but the DVD for $20 or so.

523.6.2010 17:38

Noticatbly missing from that list of shows is Monday NIght Raw. What's up with that?

624.6.2010 6:25

Originally posted by 5fdpfan:
Noticatbly missing from that list of shows is Monday NIght Raw. What's up with that?
Because Monday Night RAW is live and has a good channel with a prime spot on air.

725.6.2010 5:52

Um...I thought most of these programs were live, and on network tv? Isn't this the case?

If you want to see it live, then YouTube isn't for you anyway...this is more for people who want to watch last night's match while they are at work, riding the bus, or somewhere where TV just isn't available. This service won't even affect DVR tune-ins...as the broadcast version is still going to be much better quality than the YouTube version.

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