WWE Announces A Broadcast Agreement To Televise RAW In The Philippines

Monday Night RAW will be airing in the Philippines.

World Wrestling Entertainment has announced that they have come to an agreement with '5', which is a free-to-air Filipino broadcast network. Starting this weekend WWE will air a one-hour version of Monday Night RAW at 10 P.M. on Sundays and a one-hour version of SmackDown Live at 8:30 P.M. on Mondays. Below is the official announcement made on WWE.com:

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"MANDALUYONG CITY, Philippines & STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WWE (NYSE: WWE) and 5, a free-to-air Filipino broadcast network, today announced a new agreement to broadcast WWE’s flagship program Raw in the Philippines.

Beginning this weekend, 5 will air a weekly one-hour version of Raw at 10 p.m. on Sundays and will continue to air a one-hour version of SmackDown at 8:30 p.m. on Mondays.

“5 shares our vision for engaging and entertaining fans in the Philippines,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Co-President. “This partnership to televise Raw in addition to SmackDownallows us to expand our reach and deliver our unique blend of action-packed, family friendly entertainment to WWE fans throughout the country.”

"WWE is an iconic brand that has become synonymous with excellence, innovation and a continuous commitment to high quality in the sports entertainment industry,” said TV5 Network Inc. President & CEO, Chot Reyes. “With the latest addition of Raw, we at 5 are honored to be their partner in bringing WWE programming to the Philippine free TV market.”

Over the past number of months WWE has struck deals with other broadcast networks from around the world to air their programming. Recently the sports-entertainment company announced that they have landed a TV deal to air their programming in France and to read the official press release regarding that, click here.

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