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New Deal for WWE and Sky Sports

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has extended its contract with Sky Sports for another five years, which takes effect from January 2010.

Sky Sports will broadcast ten-and-a-half first run hours of WWE’s weekly programs. RAW, SmackDown, ECW, Bottom Line, AfterBurn, and Vintage Collection.

WWE Experience and the brand new WWE Superstars will broadcast on Sky1 and Sky1 HD.

Sky Sports will show thirteen WWE special events a year. eight on Sky Box Office and five on Sky Sports.

Barney Francis, Sky Sports Managing Director said: “Our relationship with WWE goes back many years, since our network began in 1989. WWE fans have grown up watching all the big events and weekly programmes on Sky. We are delighted to once again extend our relationship and offer our viewers the globally renowned sports entertainment which is WWE for another five years ? and all available in high definition.”

Updated: Monday 30 November 2009