Sportsnet & WWE Expand Pact


Sportsnet and WWE have expanded their agreement to air live broadcasts of NXT on Sportsnet 360 and SN NOW.

Beginning February 24, NXT will air live every Wednesday night on Sportsnet 360 and SN NOW, 52 weeks a year. NXT features innovative styles from trend-setting and unapologetic superstars, including Finn Bálor, Adam Cole, Io Shirai, Karrion Kross, Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae. In addition to NXT, Sportsnet 360 will continue to air WWE’s weekly flagship programs Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown, as well as WWE Main Event and This Week in WWE.

Sportsnet is also the exclusive distribution partner for WWE Network in Canada, offering all WWE pay-per-view events and groundbreaking original series as a premium linear channel. In 2014, Sportsnet and WWE signed a ten-year broadcast agreement, making Sportsnet the exclusive distributor of WWE programming in Canada through 2024.

Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE executive VP of global talent strategy and development, said: “Our fans in Canada have been all in on NXT since day one. We’re thrilled about this expanded partnership with Sportsnet which will help us grow NXT’s reach throughout the country and introduce even more fans to the newest generation of WWE Superstars.”

Greg Sansone, VP of programming at Sportsnet, said: “WWE provides some of the most electrifying entertainment in all of sports, and the passion of their fanbase in Canada is second to none. Reinforcing our already robust slate of live WWE programming with NXT was an easy choice and one our audiences have been asking for. We can’t wait to see the newest generation of Superstars live in action every Wednesday night.”