WWE and Talpa Network today announced a new partnership to
broadcast WWEs weekly flagship programs Raw and SmackDown,
and to offer WrestleMania as a live pay-per-view event for
the first time in the Netherlands this weekend.
Beginning tomorrow, April 9, one-hour versions of Raw and
SmackDown will be broadcast on the free-to-air channel
Veronica on Friday evenings beginning at 11:45 PM. The full-
length versions of Raw and SmackDown will be available to
view on Talpa Networks on-demand service KIJK, immediately
following the U.S. broadcasts.
In addition to weekly programming, WWEs two-night pop
culture extravaganza, WrestleMania, will made available live
on KIJK pay-per-view on April 11 and 12.
We are excited to bring our weekly flagship programming to
Talpa Network along with our global pop culture
extravaganza, WrestleMania, said Andy Warkman, WWE VP,
General Manager, Europe and Sub Saharan Africa. This new
partnership allows us to expand our reach and deliver our
unique blend of action-packed, family friendly entertainment
to WWE fans throughout the Netherlands.
We are very happy that this unique partnership enables us
to broadcast WWEs weekly flagship programs Raw and
SmackDown, and offer WrestleMania as a live Pay-Per-View
event to the Dutch audience on April 11 and 12. Its an
exciting and spectacular novelty in the Netherlands that
hopefully leads to many happy fans and viewers on Veronica
and KIJK, said Bastiaan van Dalen, Head of Veronica.