WWE’s Nick Khan took part in the WWE earnings call today and discussed several topics, including the company television rights and negotiations.

“Last time, having been across that negotiation, the starting prices of where we were for RAW and SmackDown were far far less than the starting prices now, which means deeper and longer conversations. All of those conversations have been productive, we remain quite optimistic on it in terms of time.

I’ve often said in negotiations, you can control a lot of the process, you can never control the timing of the negotiation. We feel we’re there in full force with a robust product that seems to have quite high ratings and relevancy at this moment, we think the results will be what we expect and hope they will be.

The OTT buyers seem quite interested in not only RAW, not only SmackDown, but NXT, as do the more traditional buyers. We think it’s a very strong landscape for products that register.

I don’t see a one-year extension being the outcome for us, I don’t think that’s what the marketplace is suggesting. Also, keep in mind what you already know, our content drives subscription behavior, not just viewership, it’s a 12 month return.

Of course, the digital players are going to be there, they see the results from Peacock with 20 live events or so per year with WWE and NXT premium live events. I don’t see an extension like that in our future, we’re talking to all the digital content partners who I think see the power in what we can do.”