BT Sport confirm new TV rights partnership with WWE

Posted on Thursday 20th June 2019 by Johnnie Larkin
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BT Sport today confirmed an exclusive new partnership with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

From January 2020, BT Sport will air both Raw and SmackDown exclusively live every week, with same day primetime re-airs of Raw on Tuesdays and SmackDown on Saturdays.

A two-hour version of Raw, one-hour version of Raw and one-hour version of SmackDown will air across BT’s portfolio of channels.

“We are incredibly excited by our new partnership with WWE,” said Andy Haworth, BT’s Managing Director of Content and Strategy.

“It is the most successful sports entertainment brand in the world, with a rich, fun and colorful history, loved by fans across the UK and Ireland.

“This is a brilliant addition for our customers and we can’t wait to get going in January.”

WWE’s monthly pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania, will be available on BT Sport Box Office.

Stefan Kastenmüller, WWE Senior Vice President & Group General Manager, added: “We are pleased to begin an exciting new chapter for WWE in the region as we join BT Sport’s innovative offering and impressive portfolio of premium sports content.”