Rogers and WWE announce landmark broadcast and multimedia agreement

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July 31, 2014

TORONTO — Rogers Communications and WWE announced a historic 10-year broadcast and multimedia agreement, making Rogers the exclusive distributor of WWE’s flagship programming in Canada through 2024. The deal extends WWE’s current programming on Sportsnet 360 and includes the right to distribute WWE Network as a premium linear channel, with a preview beginning August 12.

Rogers will be the exclusive distribution partner of all WWE pay-per-view events throughout Canada and will sponsor an application to the CRTC to bring the popular WWE Network to Canada. The best of WWE Network is coming to Canada in the new WWE NET PAK subscription package, including live WWE pay-per-view events, groundbreaking original series, live in-ring action, reality shows and on-demand content. The preview is available seven days a week beginning Tuesday, August 12th on the WWE NET PAK subscription service on Rogers Channel 512. Call your local service provider for details.  

Fans in Canada will receive more WWE programming than ever before through Rogers' cable and digital assets. Highlights from the new deal also include national rights for Raw, SmackDown and WWE Main Event on Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet NOW and Rogers Anyplace TV.

“This landmark deal is a win-win for WWE fans in Canada,” said Scott Moore, President of NHL & Sportsnet, Rogers. “The premium WWE content offers our customers more of the programming they want, on any platform of their choosing. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with WWE, and deliver exclusive content to its passionate fan base in Canada for the next decade.”

“We are excited to expand our partnership with Rogers as we look for innovative ways to grow our brand and further the reach of our programming in Canada through their vast distribution channels and marketing platforms,” said Gerrit Meier, WWE Executive Vice President, International. “The structure of this new agreement demonstrates WWE’s commitment to growing our brand internationally through integrated partnerships as well as the flexibility we have in rolling out WWE Network around the world.” 

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