In an update on WWE’s TV deal, as mentioned previously on the website, the negotiating period between the company and NBCUniversal to keep WWE RAW on the USA Network and WWE SmackDown on the SyFy Network expired a few days ago and as both sides were unable to reach a deal, WWE now have permission to shop their programming to other distributors.

The company issued the following statement today in regards to their TV deal:

“WWE’s exclusive negotiating period with NBCUniversal for our flagship television programs, Raw and SmackDown, has now expired. While we were unable to reach an agreement with NBCUniversal during this period, we have certainly appreciated our long and productive partnership.

With year-round, live programming that is highly coveted by programmers, distributors and advertisers, we are extremely excited about our future. We look forward to engaging with potential partners who recognize the value of having the No. 1 show on cable and live content delivered 52 weeks a year.”

It should be noted that the WWE still have the option to sign a new agreement with NBCUniversal, as they have the right to match any offer that the WWE may receive. The company are looking for a vast improvement on the $139.5M they currently receive for their programming in the United States. The current deal will expire at the end of September.