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BT Sport and WWE announce new partnership in multi-year TV deal

BT Sport agrees multi-year deal to become the exclusive new home of WWE in the UK and Ireland.

Watch WWE on BT Sport from January 2020

BT Sport is proud to announce an exclusive new partnership with WWE.

The multi-year agreement will make WWE’s weekly flagship programming available exclusively on BT Sport in the UK and Ireland from January 2020.

BT Sport will air both RAW and SmackDown exclusively live every week, delivering edge-of-your-seat action and showcasing the world-class athleticism from global superstars including Roman Reigns, Becky Lynch, Seth Rollins, Kofi Kingston and Charlotte Flair.

WWE and BT Sport will also partner across digital and social media platforms to create new content, further increase reach and drive engagement for UK and Irish fans.

BT's managing director of content and strategy, Andy Haworth, said: “We are incredibly excited by our new partnership with WWE.

"It is the most successful sports entertainment brand in the world, with a rich, fun and colourful history, loved by fans across the UK and Ireland.

"This is a brilliant addition for our customers and we can’t wait to get going in January."

Stefan Kastenmüller, WWE senior vice president and group general manager, echoed Haworth's excitement about the partnership.

He said: “We are pleased to begin an exciting new chapter for WWE in the region as we join BT Sport’s innovative offering and impressive portfolio of premium sports content."

WWE’s monthly pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania, will also be available on BT Sport Box Office.

BT Sport will carry same-day primetime re-airs of RAW on Tuesdays and SmackDown on Saturdays, a two-hour version of RAW, one-hour version of RAW and one-hour version of SmackDown across its portfolio of channels.   

BT Sport is home to the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, Gallagher Premiership rugby, MotoGP and UFC.

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