India will have access to WWE action for another five years.
World Wresting Entertainment and Ten Sports, the Asian country’s leading sports network, have extended their television distribution agreement through 2019.
The latest pact also extends their partnership past simply broadcasting WWE’s flagship programming. Beginning on Jan. 1, Ten Sports will begin airing WWE content in multiple Indian languages and introduce a new one-hour version of “Raw” tailored specifically for Indian audiences.
Ten Sports will also bring WWE live events back to India next year.
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“India remains a strategically important market for WWE and we are thrilled to continue our long-term partnership with Ten Sports, the region’s leader in sports programming,” Gerrit Meier, WWE Executive vice president, international, said in a statement. “As the value of the WWE brand and our content continues to increase around the world, the scale and scope of this new agreement illustrates our ability to drive a passionate and engaged audience as well as the potential we have for future growth.”