Channel 5 in UK to broadcast WWE Raw and SmackDown highlights

Channel 5 in UK to broadcast WWE Raw and SmackDown highlights
Updated on Tuesday 21 January 2020 by @TVNewsroom

Channel 5 and WWE has today announced a free-to-air broadcast agreement to air weekly highlights of WWE Raw and SmackDown.

Beginning 2nd February 2020, Channel 5 will air a one-hour version of Monday Night Raw on Sundays at 10:30am, and one-hour version of Friday Night SmackDown on Saturdays at 10:30am.

In addition, NXT UK will air on Paramount Network each Wednesday from 12am.

“Bringing highlights of our flagship programming to free-to-air television for the first time in the UK with Channel 5 is a significant step for the WWE brand, and more great news for our passionate fanbase in the UK,” said Andy Warkman, Vice President and General Manager, WWE UK & Ireland.

As part of the agreement, content will be made available on Channel 5’s streaming service My5. In addition, full seasons of Total Divas and Miz & Mrs will be offered to My5 viewers, as well as on ViacomCBS-owned Pluto TV in the UK.

James Tatam, VP Commercial, Digital and Operations, Channel 5 said: “WWE has strong appeal throughout the UK and across generations so we’re very excited to be bringing their high-quality entertainment to an even bigger free-to-air audience in the UK.”

Earlier this month WWE launched on BT Sport in the UK, offering exclusive live broadcasts of Raw, SmackDown and NXT, as well as NXT UK and WWE’s monthly pay-per-view events.

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