WWE secures multi-year extension with Supersport in Africa

MUMBAI: Sports entertainment brand WWE and African sports broadcaster SuperSport have announced a multi-year extension to continue delivering WWE’s weekly flagship programming live in more than 50 countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa while expanding the partnership to include a dedicated WWE channel on DStv.

The new WWE channel will air ‘Raw’, ‘SmackDown’ and ‘NXT’ live each week and will feature premium WWE programming including ‘205 Live’, ‘Ride Along’, ‘WWE Chronicle’ and ‘Table for 3’..

The 24/7 channel launches on DStv channel 128 beginning 1st January 2020, and builds on the success of the WWE pop-up channel that launched this year. SuperSport channels will continue to air Raw, SmackDown and NXT live each week and be home to all of WWE’s monthly pay-per-view events.

“The fans of the WWE universe asked for it, and we are delighted to deliver. WWE programming has proven to be compelling content with riveting storylines and insane action, which our viewers absolutely love. This is a big step and a great start to the new year,” said SuperSport CEO Gideon Khobane.

“SuperSport is a valued partner who shares our approach to engaging and entertaining our fans. We are thrilled to expand our partnership with a new, 24/7 WWE channel which will super-serve our passionate fans in the region,” said WWE senior VP, group GM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Stefan Kastenmüller.

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