WWE, Fox Sports Latin America Pin Down Distribution Deal

WWE's `Monday Night Raw,' 'SmackDown' To Air Across Latin America
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WWE has reached a deal with Fox Sports to distribute the pro wrestling outfit’s programming across Latin America, company officials said Thursday.

Beginning Oct. 6, the five-year, multi-channel deal will make such WWE shows as Monday Night Raw, SmackDown and Main Event available to 56 million homes on various Fox Sports and Fox Premium platforms across Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia and Venezuela, said the WWE. Overall the partnership will offer more than 480 hours of original WWE content per year.

"We are very excited to build this new strategic partnership with a leading global entertainment brand such as WWE,” said Francisco Pazmino, Senior Vice President Programming and Acquisitions, Fox Sports Latin America in a statement. “No doubt this long-term partnership will give us the opportunity to continue to strengthen our content line-up, offering our fans in the region a strong and consistent weekly schedule of WWE programming through our portfolio of channels.”

WWE Executive Vice President of International Gerrit Meier added: “The combination of WWE’s passionate fan base across Latin America plus FOX’s extensive distribution channels in the region will prove to be mutually beneficial. This important partnership will allow us to engage audiences of all ages with compelling family sports entertainment programming and further grow the WWE fan base.”