MyNetworkTV the new home of SmackDown

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February 26, 2008

NEW YORK -- MyNetworkTV and World Wrestling Entertainment have announced a new broadcast television home for WWE SmackDown, scheduled to debut in Fall 2008. The announcement was jointly made by MyNetworkTV President, Greg Meidel and WWE Chairman of the Board Vincent K. McMahon.

"The momentum at MyNetworkTV continues with this major acquisition," Meidel said. "We have demonstrated tremendous growth and this partnership with WWE, the premier sports-entertainment franchise in the world is a perfect fit for our viewers, advertisers and affiliates."

The two-hour television program will be presented weekly on MyNetworkTV. WWE SmackDown will feature a star-studded cast of WWE Superstars that include Edge, Rey Mysterio, Batista, MVP, Kane and Undertaker, as well as present all the action, excitement, drama and great athleticism that have made it one of the most popular programs among males on broadcast television for nine years, and one of the top ten English language prime time programs among Hispanic households.

"We are excited to add MyNetworkTV and its television affiliates to our family of global network partners," said WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. "We have an unmatched record of delivering ratings success to each and every network partner we've worked with in our long and storied history.  We fully intend to bring that same level of success to MyNetworkTV."

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