WWE Announces A New TV Deal To Air Their Programming For Free In France

WWE has agreed to yet another deal, which will expose their programming to more viewers. 

WWE recently announced that have came to an agreement with a French TV channel, L'Équipe, which will allow the channel to broadcast Monday Night RAW for free on television in France. Here is the official press release for that announcement:

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L'ÉQUIPE AND WWE ANNOUNCE FREE-TO-AIR BROADCAST AGREEMENT IN FRANCE

PARIS, France and STAMFORD, Conn., March 2, 2018 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) and L'Équipe, the leading French free TV channel dedicated to sport, today announced a new agreement to broadcast WWE's flagship program Raw® on free-to-air television in France.

Beginning March 10, L'Équipe channel la chaine L'Équipe will air a one-hour version of Raw at 10 a.m. on Saturdays with an additional re-air on Saturday nights, all with French commentary.

"We are delighted to partner with WWE, renowned all over the world for its high-quality TV programs," said Arnaud de Courcelles, L'Équipe TV Director. "La chaine L'Équipe is happy to offer Raw to its viewers, which is a mix of spectacular sport and entertainment!"

"We are thrilled to partner with L'Équipe and expand our reach on their popular channel in France," said Michelle Wilson, WWE Co-President. "This partnership to deliver localized WWE programming allows us to provide our unique blend of action-packed, family-friendly entertainment to WWE fans throughout the country."

Raw will also be available on L'Équipe's TV Everywhere platform for authenticated subscribers, and on its 7-day VOD catchup window.

 

This is coming off of the heels of WWE inking a similar deal with a station in New Zealand, which allows WWE fans in the "Land Of The Long White Cloud" to view RAW & SmackDown Live for free.

 

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