– The following press release hit the wires this morning:
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE has extended its current distribution agreement with Eurosport for another two years. Eurosport, in all European territories excluding the UK, will continue to broadcast “This Week In WWE” and “WWE Vintage Collection” to more than 113 million homes in 57 countries across the continent on Monday nights, starting at 9PM CET.
Announcing the deal, Julien Bergeaud, Broadcast Director for Eurosport, said “We are very happy to renew our agreement with WWE, the most prominent action entertainment organisation in the world. The continued partnership reinforces Eurosport’s positioning as Europe’s leading sports and entertainment group and demonstrates our commitment to work with the best entertainment groups to offer top quality programmes to fans across Europe.”
Andrew Whitaker, Executive Vice President of WWE International, added “Eurosport is a highly valued partner for WWE. Their penetration across Europe is unrivalled and this renewal is testament to the ever-growing popularity of WWE across the continent.”
“This Week In WWE” is a weekly catch up show aired exclusively by Eurosport in Europe, featuring clips from WWE’s flagship programmes RAW, SmackDown, NXT and WWE Superstars. Each Monday night at 9PM CET, fans can catch up on WWE’s week of action, including the latest matches, feuds and news on their favourite Superstars and Divas.
“WWE Vintage Collection”, which is dedicated to WWE legends from 1970 through to 2000, will also air each Monday at 9:30PM 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, ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage and Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart.