The WWE Network continues to expand, announcing that it will grow its presence in the Middle East, North Africa, and Canada “in time for WrestleMania” on Sunday, March 29.
In Canada, the wrestling network made a deal with Rogers Communications, which will allow Canadians to watch OTT WWE content via carriage agreements with TV providers Telus Satellite TV and Videotron (which will go into effect on February 25) in addition to Cogeco Cable Canada, Telus Optik TV, and Shaw and Shaw Direct, which will begin in March.
WWE and Rogers had made a deal back in August 2014 that granted the media company exclusive distribution rights to WWE’s flagship Canadian programming for 10 years.
In MENA, pay TV network OSN now has an exclusive, five-year partnership with WWE that will let it distribute the network’s content in the form of a premium, linear channel. Viewers can subscribe to OSN to watch the channel through their set-top boxes and OSN Play. OSN’s Go will also let users access the content directly through the WWE app.
The WWE Network is currently available in over 170 countries.