WWE and DAZN, the sports streaming service, have announced a new multi-year agreement that will make WWE’s weekly flagship programming available live and on demand with original U.S. commentary on DAZN in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Starting immediately, DAZN will air Raw and SmackDown exclusively live 52 weeks a year. WWE fans can also enjoy Raw and SmackDown via VoD on DAZN along with a two-hour version of Raw, one-hour version of Raw, one-hour version of SmackDown and WWE’s two popular weekly recap series Bottom Line and Afterburn.
“We are thrilled to be embarking on a new chapter for WWE in Germany as we bring our unique blend of action-packed, family-friendly sports entertainment to DAZN’s robust portfolio of premium sports content,” commented Stefan Kastenmüller, WWE Senior Vice President & Group General Manager.
“We are expanding our portfolio to add an absolutely premium sports entertainment brand that delights many fans in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. We are very pleased to make WWE’s two biggest weekly shows available to all fans live and on demand,” added Thomas de Buhr, Executive Vice President, DAZN DACH.
WWE’s monthly pay-per-view events will continue to be available in Germany exclusively on WWE Network, the company’s SVoD platform – which is currently free – while ProSieben MAXX will continue to serve as WWE’s exclusive free-to-air TV partner in the region.