Canada’s TVA Sports has inked a multiyear deal with WWE to begin broadcasting a weekly, hour-long version of Raw in French next month.
Raw is the flagship program of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). The show is scheduled to premiere in French on TVA Sports as of Wednesday, October 18, at 10 p.m. Patric Laprade will be joined on commentary by social media sensation Kevin Raphael.
“We’re delighted to meet the demand for WWE by offering in-ring programming every week on TVA Sports,” said Veronique Dubois, the director of programming at TVA Sports. “Quebec has produced its share of great WWE Superstars over the years, and we hope that a new generation of Superstars will follow in the footsteps of Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and the Rougeau Brothers, among others.”
“We’re pleased to have TVA Sports join us in televising WWE programming,” added Michelle Wilson, WWE’s chief revenue and marketing officer. “This partnership allows us to broaden our reach as we deliver our unique blend of action-packed, family-friendly entertainment throughout the region.”