Latest update on potential new NJPW US Television Deal.
New Japan Pro Wrestling recently signed a deal with Roku, allowing fans in the UK, US, and Canada to watch a weekly series every Thursday. The deal also included a library of NJPW content being brought to the platform.
However, the deal with Roku isn’t exclusive to the channel, meaning NJPW can form partnerships with additional platforms to bring their content to a wider audience.
As per PWInsider, NJPW has now entered negotiations with several different major television providers in the United States. It was noted that there has been interest from several outlets who previously hadn’t inquired, as well as at least one outlet that had started to grow interest early last year.
The report mentioned that KENTA’s recent appearances on AEW television and NJPW’s deal with Roku has increased the interest for potential NJPW broadcast homes.
It was also noted that similarly to the WWE on FOX deal in 2019 increasing the interest for professional wrestling on television, which later led to AEW signing a TV deal with WarnerMedia, Peacock recently acquiring the U.S rights to WWE Network, creating even more attention from broadcast providers looking to bring professional wrestling to their platforms.