Eurosport Inks Two-Year Deal With WWE
Eurosport and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) have announced a distribution deal for two action-packed WWE programs. The two-year agreement will see Eurosport broadcast
This Week in WWE and
WWE Vintage Collection in all its European territories, excluding the UK, delivering WWE programming to more than 200 million viewers and 58 countries across the continent.
Beginning Feb. 9, Eurosport will broadcast
the two shows back to back in primetime.
This Week in WWE is a weekly catchup show produced exclusively for Eurosport and featuring clips from WWE’s flagship programmes
ECW. Each Monday night at 21:00 CET, fans can catch up on WWE’s week of action, including the latest matches, rivalries, and news on their favourite WWE superstars and divas.
Through this agreement, Eurosport also acquires exclusive European (excluding UK) programming rights to
WWE Vintage Collection, which is dedicated to WWE legends from the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. Airing the show Mondays at 21:30 CET, Eurosport will be the only channel in continental Europe offering fans access to WWE’s greatest legends, including Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Hulk Hogan, and Bret “The Hitman” Hart.
“Offering top-quality WWE programming on our channel will reinforce Eurosport’s positioning as Europe’s leading sports and entertainment group,” says Eurosport Broadcast Director Arnaud Simon. “Eurosport is committed to offering viewers top-of-the-line programming. We believe that WWE programming will be an asset to our channel and will attract family and younger audiences. We are delighted to sign an agreement with WWE, the most prominent action-entertainment organisation in the world.”
Adds Andrew Whitaker, president of International for WWE, “Delivering WWE programming to our fans on a pan-regional basis is testament to the ever increasing demand for the WWE product in Europe. We are delighted to announce our partnership with a group of the strength and breadth of Eurosport, which will see WWE broadcast in over 100 million homes across continental Europe.”