Sky German (aka Sky Deutschland) issued the following press release announcing that next month all WWE programming will be replaced by AEW. The notice states that this was a 'WWE decision." Check out the details below. (*Press release went through an English translation)
Wrestling formats will no longer be available at Sky from April. The end of the collaboration is due to a WWE decision. Sky will now add another wrestling league to the program.
Sky Deutschland and the WWE wrestling series will no longer work together. The current contract expires at the end of March. Sky Deutschland stated that it had not continued the cooperation because the important pay-per-view events that would bring the great stories within the shows to the top and also to the end were no longer separately advertised for Germany - and could not be acquired at all. As a result, only the weekly shows “Raw” and “Smackdown” were available for the period from April onwards - in fan circles these two in particular have recently been criticized more and more because of falling quality.
Sky said to Oddsmeter.de: "The broadcast rights to the WWE's pay-per-view events were no longer part of the tender and were therefore no longer available for Sky Germany. As a result, WWE will no longer be part of Sky Deutschland's program offering from the end of March. ”Sky customers will not have to do without wrestling in the future either. The expansion of the new, emerging wrestling league AEW is to be expanded. It has existed since last year. It is owned by billionaire Shahid Khan and his son Tony. He is also the owner of Fulham FC and the Jacksonville Jaguars in the NFL, and with $ 8 billion in assets, he is trusted to give the new league time and resources to grow. The currently most famous name there is probably Chris Jericho,
The “AEW Dynamite” show runs weekly on the Sky platform on TNT series (Fridays, 9:50 pm). What is new is that Sky will also offer the AEW Pay Per Views via the Sky Select service. According to Sky, these are to be made available "shortly". The Sky Group recently made headlines in connection with the WWE in Great Britain - after around 30 years of partnership with Sky, martial arts switched to the smaller pay TV provider BT Sports at the turn of the year.