WWE (NYSE: WWE) and the Foxtel Group today announced a major new multi-year agreement to deliver WWE’s weekly flagship programming Raw®, SmackDown® and NXT® , as well as WWE’s monthly pay-per-views, live to Australia fans via Main Event on the Foxtel Group’s platforms.
Raw, SmackDown and NXT will continue to air live on Foxtel’s FOX8 and Fox Sports each week, with one-hour versions of each show airing the next day and on-demand. In addition, the Foxtel Group’s SVOD services, Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now, will continue carrying all weekly WWE programming.
Rebecca McCloy, Foxtel Group Commercial Director - Sports, said: “We are excited to extend our long-term partnership with WWE, bringing all the amazing WWE action, personalities and theatre to the Foxtel Group’s 2.4 million sports subscribers.
“We know our Foxtel customers love WWE. Our new sports streaming service Kayo now has over one million subscribers, which is seeing a whole new audience of Australian sports fans entertained by WWE’s universe of superstars including Roman Reigns, Bobby Lashley, Rhea Ripley and Bianca Belair.”
“For more than 20 years, Foxtel has shared our passion for engaging and entertaining fans throughout Australia,” said Jay Li, WWE Vice President, International. “We are pleased to renew our partnership and look forward to continuing to provide WWE’s unique blend of action-packed, family-friendly entertainment.”
Fans can order WWE’s pay-per-view events on Foxtel’s Main Event pay-per-view channel and streaming live on Kayo, including WrestleMania®, next month’s massive SummerSlam® event, Survivor Series® and Royal Rumble®. WWE weekly highlight shows, Afterburn® and Bottom Line®, will be available to stream on Kayo and Foxtel Now.