Foxtel extends deal with WWE

Foxtel platforms stay in the ring in a new multiyear deal.

Foxtel has announced a new multi-year agreement with WWE for more Raw, SmackDown and NXT  as well as pay-per-view events live via Main Event.

Raw, SmackDown and NXT will continue to air live on FOX8 and FOX Sports each week, with one-hour versions of each show airing the next day and on-demand. In addition, Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now, will continue carrying all weekly WWE programming.

Rebecca McCloy, Foxtel Group Commercial Director – Sports, said: “We are excited to extend our long-term partnership with WWE, bringing all the amazing WWE action, personalities and theatre to the Foxtel Group’s 2.4 million sports subscribers.

“We know our Foxtel customers love WWE. Our new sports streaming service Kayo now has over one million subscribers, which is seeing a whole new audience of Australian sports fans entertained by WWE’s universe of superstars including Roman Reigns, Bobby Lashley, Rhea Ripley and Bianca Belair.”

“For more than 20 years, Foxtel has shared our passion for engaging and entertaining fans throughout Australia,” said Jay Li, WWE Vice President, International. “We are pleased to renew our partnership and look forward to continuing to provide WWE’s unique blend of action-packed, family-friendly entertainment.”

Fans can order WWE’s pay-per-view events on Foxtel’s Main Event pay-per-view channel and streaming live on Kayo, including WrestleMania®, next month’s massive SummerSlam® event, Survivor Series® and Royal Rumble®. WWE weekly highlight shows, Afterburn® and Bottom Line®, will be available to stream on Kayo and Foxtel Now.

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    1. Agree! Even when they did the ‘Animation Domination’ a few months back, they’d break to go to WWE for 2 hours a day. Surely it belongs on a sports channel? (Although I’d imagine there’d be some irony in putting it on a Sports channel, and not one of the scripted show channels)

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