WWE and Prosiebensat.1 Announce Multi-Platform Partnership
• WWE pay-per-view events on Germany's largest online video store, www.maxdome.de, including WrestleMania 30 which will be available live to all fans for the first time on Monday, April 7 at 1:00 am and on demand.
• Monday Night Raw®, the longest-running weekly episodic program in U.S. primetime TV history, on ProSieben FUN pay TV.
• SmackDown® on ProSieben MAXX free TV every Saturday at 11:00 pm beginning April 5.
• NXT® on ProSieben FUN pay TV.
WWE combines compelling storylines with an exciting mix of in-ring action, featuring WWE Superstars John Cena®, Randy Orton®, Alberto Del Rio®, Daniel Bryan® and many more.
This year, WrestleMania 30 takes place on Sunday, April 6 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA and will be televised in more than 100 countries.
“This cooperation with WWE creates tremendous added value for our viewers and customers. WWE is well recognized in Germany and has a loyal and growing fan base,” said COO of ProSiebenSat.1 Digital, “We will be showcasing some of the very best programming WWE has to offer across our various platforms including SmackDown on ProSieben Maxx and the huge event WrestleMania 30 which will be available live as a pay-per-view for the first time on www.maxdome.de.”
“This new deal with ProSiebenSat.1 provides WWE fans with a great choice of platforms with massive reach to follow the storyline of WWE’s flagship programming,” said Stefan Kastenmueller, General Manager of WWE Germany. “Coupled with the increased activities from our team to bring the very best of all of our lines of business to the German market including Live Events, PPV, Consumer Products and Digital Services, we are set to solidify WWE’s footprint in Germany”
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The ProSiebenSat.1 Group
The ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the leading media corporations in Europe. We reach more than 41 million TV households with our free TV stations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Free TV financed by advertising is our core business. Alongside a strong digital and ventures portfolio, the Group also has an international production network. This means, ProSiebenSat.1 has a broad and solid revenue and profit basis.
Our free TV stations SAT.1, ProSieben, kabel eins, sixx, SAT.1 Gold and ProSieben MAXX are positioned to complement each other and reach all commercially relevant target groups in the German-speaking countries. With our successful stations and far-reaching digital services, we are the leading video sales company in Germany. Our digital activities range from Germany's largest video-on-demand portal maxdome, the online platform MyVideo and online games from ProSiebenSat.1 Games to SevenVentures GmbH, which is establishing an attractive investment portfolio of media investments. In addition, with Starwatch we own an independent music label. With the Red Arrow Entertainment Group, we produce international TV programs and sell them to TV stations worldwide.Red Arrow is represented with 18 production companies in nine countries. Our headquarters are located in Unterföhring near Munich. ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG was established in 2000. The Group is listed and employs more than 3,000 staff in 12 countries.
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 150 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Miami, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Munich and Tokyo.
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