WWE’s Raw & SmackDown Land in Colombia


WWE has inked a deal to bring its flagship series Raw and SmackDown to Colombia on Canal 1 beginning Saturday, August 19.

Under the terms of the agreement, every Saturday at 3 p.m., Canal 1 will televise a one-hour edition of Raw, followed by an hour-long version of SmackDown at 4 p.m. Both programs will feature Spanish commentary. In addition, beginning August 20, WWE Experience, which airs weekly highlights of current WWE storylines, will broadcast on Sundays at 3 p.m.

“We’re pleased to have Canal 1 join us as our first national over-the-air broadcast partner in Colombia,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE’s chief revenue and marketing officer. “This partnership allows us to expand our reach in Colombia and deliver our unique blend of action-packed, family-friendly entertainment to WWE fans throughout the country.”

“Keeping our promise to deliver a channel that is relevant and different from what Colombians are accustomed to seeing, it is a pleasure to partner with one of the biggest brands in entertainment, WWE,” said Felipe Boshell, the president of Canal 1. “WWE is very popular in Colombia, and we are proud to be the first national over-the-air television channel to bring the best of WWE to our viewers.”