WWE, SKY Deutschland announce multi-year agreement

WWE, SKY Deutschland announce multi-year agreement

MUNICH, Germany and STAMFORD, Conn. – WWE and SKY Deutschland today announced a new multi-year agreement to distribute WWE’s premier pay-per-view events starting this Monday with Survivor Series, and televise WWE’s flagship programs, Raw and SmackDown LIVE, live on SKY Sports beginning April 2017.

SKY customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland will be able to order one of WWE’s biggest events of the year, Survivor Series, this Monday, Nov. 21, at 1:00 a.m. Central European Time. The pay-per-view features a Mega Match 12 years in the making between WWE Superstars Brock Lesnar and Goldberg, as well as 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Matches between Superstars from Raw and SmackDown LIVE.

“We are very happy about WWE coming back to Sky Deutschland,” said Dr. Malte Probst, Senior Vice President, Programming Operations & Transactional Business, SKY Deutschland. “With this new, long-term agreement with WWE, we can offer our customers many spectacular events, combining the best of sports with top entertainment. This mixture fits perfectly with SKY.”

“We are excited to once again partner with SKY to showcase WWE’s flagship programs Raw and SmackDown, and our marquee pay-per-view events to our fans in Germany, Austria and Switzerland,” said Ed Wells, WWE Executive Vice President, International. “This agreement illustrates the power and global growth of WWE, while creating another destination for our fans to enjoy our unique blend of thrilling, family-oriented entertainment.”

With this agreement, SKY plc now distributes Raw and SmackDown LIVE in three of its biggest markets: Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom.

WWE’s popularity in Germany continues to grow with viewing options that now include SKY Deutschland, ProSieben MAXX and WWE Network.

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