The expansion continues...
World Wrestling Entertainment is continuing to expand as it was recently revealed that they have struck a deal with FOX for their weekly program entitled 'SmackDown Live' for a total of $1 billion dollars over the course of five years. The sports-entertainment company has also came to agreements with broadcast networks in various areas of the world such as in Spain, New Zealand, and France to air their weekly programming on networks in those specific areas.
Today, it was announced that WWE has came to an agreement with 'Imagen Televisión' which is a broadcast television network based in Mexico and the deal entails that the network will be airing RAW and 'SmackDown Live'. Below is the press release on the topic by way of WWE:
Imagen Televisión to Televise Raw® and SmackDown® in Mexico
Fri June 1, 2018 11:00 AM
"MEXICO CITY & STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE (NYSE: WWE) and Imagen Televisión, the newest national broadcast television network in Mexico, today announced a new agreement to broadcast WWE’s flagship programs Raw® and SmackDown® on free-to-air television in Mexico.
Beginning tomorrow, Imagen Televisión will air a weekly one-hour version of Raw at 3 p.m. on Saturdays and a weekly one-hour version of SmackDown at 4 p.m. on Saturdays, both with Spanish commentary.
“We are thrilled to bring Raw and SmackDown back-to-back, every Saturday to our viewers,” said Adriana Ibañez, Chief Content Officer for Imagen Televisión. “WWE’s content has proven to be very well received by the Mexican audience and we are counting on fans to come enjoy these two fun-filled shows at Imagen Televisión.”
“Imagen Televisión shares our vision and passion for engaging and entertaining our fans,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Co-President. “This partnership to televise localized WWE programming on free-to-air TV in Mexicoallows us to expand our reach and deliver action-packed, family-friendly entertainment to WWE fans throughout the country.”
The new agreement with Imagen Televisión complements FOX Sports’ broadcasts of Raw and SmackDown, which will continue to air live in Mexicoand the rest of Latin America."