ZES to Air Raw & SmackDown in Belgium


SBS Belgium has inked a deal with WWE that will see the company’s flagship programs Raw and SmackDown air on ZES in Belgium.

Beginning today, March 6, a one-hour version of Raw will air on ZES at 10:30 p.m., followed by a one-hour SmackDown at 11:30 p.m. Both broadcasts will have Dutch-Flemish subtitles and will be available for later viewing on SBS’s VOD platform.

“ZES stands for exciting, lean-back and action-packed entertainment, and that is exactly what WWE Raw and SmackDown have to offer,” said Miguel Casier, head of scheduling at ZES. “In addition, WWE is a popular, all-American competition that perfectly suits our baseline, ‘U.S.A. all day,’ and adds extra value to our brand.”

Stefan Kastenmüller, WWE senior VP and group general manager for EMEA, said: “SBS shares WWE’s vision and passion for engaging and entertaining our fans. This partnership to televise Raw and SmackDown allows us to deliver action-packed, family-friendly entertainment and expands our reach in Belgium.”