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Sky Germany agrees multi-year deal with WWE

Sky in Germany has agreed a new multi-year with World Wrestling Entertainment to distribute pay-per-view WWE events. The deal starts from this week and also covers the broadcast of flagship WWE events including Raw and SmackDown, which will be available live on Sky Sports. “We are looking forward to the renewed partnership with Sky to […]

WWE Network reports 24% increase in subs

Subscribers to over-the-top wrestling service WWE Network increased 24% year-on-year to 1.46 million in the third quarter. Announcing its results last week for the three months ended September 30, World Wrestling Entertainment said that WWE Network subscription revenue increased 18% to US$42.8 million from US$36.4 million in the prior year quarter. However, overall revenues from the company’s media division decreased […]

Leftfield pins down WWE star Cena

US producer Leftfield Entertainment has scored a development deal with WWE wrestling superstar John Cena. The pair will co-create and produce unscripted series for television networks and digital platforms, with Cena’s involvement coming through his Hard Nocks South banner. This comes after they worked together on Fox’s American Grit, which Cena (pictured) starred in and […]

WWE twins get Total Divas spin-off

WWE wrestling twins Nikki and Brie Bella are getting their own reality series on US cable channel E!. Total Bellas will be a 6x60mins spin-off of the Total Divas series, which follows the lives of wrestling entertainment company WWE’s female stars away from the ring. The new show will feature the Bella twins and their […]

Ex-WWE boss to run Smithsonian, Blue Ant 4K co

Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks have teamed to launch Blue Skye Entertainment, a new UK-based company exclusively focused on 4K content. Canada-based Blue Ant, which runs specialty channels as well as producing and distributing non-fiction content, and the TV division of museum and research organisation Smithsonian, have appointed Jo Parkinson to run the new […]

OTT WWE Network hitting Germany

World Wrestling Entertainment is due to launch its over-the-top service WWE Network in Germany on January 5, 2016. Viewers in Germany will be able to access the US English language version of WWE Network for US$9.99 per month, gaining access to 12 WWE pay-per-view events, WWE programming and a video-on-demand library with more than 4,000 […]

WWE Network gets UK, Ireland launch

Wrestling entertainment company the WWE is launching its direct-to-consumer channel, WWE Network, in the UK and Ireland this month. The OTT channel has launched around the world in more than 170 territories since going live in the US last year, but had significantly not debuted in the UK despite the large sports entertainment audience in […]

WWE Network gets global OTT launch

Over-the-top wrestling channel WWE Network has launched outside the US for the first time. The network, which sports entertainment giant WWE launched earlier this year in the States, is rolling out in 170 territories including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Spain, and the Nordics. The WWE expects the network to be available in […]

Amazon Fire TV pins down WWE Network

Amazon’s streaming TV device Amazon Fire TV has added WWE Network to its stable of channels and services. WWE Network, which is a 24/7 streaming service, will be available to Amazon Fire TV users for US$9.99 a month. It is already distributed on Apple TV, Roku, Sony Playstation 3 and 4, iOS devices, Kindle Fire […]

NBCU pins down WWE wrestling shows

NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment has scored a deal to keep the lucrative WWE wrestling programmes on its channels. This will keep flagship shows Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown on USA Network and Syfy, respectively, as part of a multi-year deal. The shows are the longest-running episodic entertainment series on US cable and have a […]