L'Équipe, WWE ink free-to-air broadcast agreement in France
| 04 March 2018

Global family entertainment provider WWE has announced a new agreement to broadcast its flagship wrestling programme Raw on the L'Équipe free-to-air sports television channel in France.

WWE's TV-PG, family-friendly programming can be seen in more than 800 million homes worldwide in 20 languages. WWE Network, claimed to be the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries.

From 10 March, la chaine L'Équipe will air a one-hour version of Raw at 10 am on Saturdays with an additional re-air on Saturday nights, all with French commentary. Raw will also be available on L'Équipe's TV everywhere platform for authenticated subscribers, and on its seven-day VOD catch-up window.

"We are thrilled to partner with L'Équipe and expand our reach on their popular channel in France," said Michelle Wilson, WWE Co-President. "This partnership to deliver localised WWE programming allows us to provide our unique blend of action-packed, family-friendly entertainment to WWE fans throughout the country."

Added L'Équipe TV director Arnaud de Courcelles: "We are delighted to partner with WWE, renowned all over the world for its high-quality TV programmes. La chaine L'Équipe is happy to offer Raw to its viewers, which is a mix of spectacular sport and entertainment."