Update on WWE Programming and PPVs in Germany
Posted by Larry Csonka on 03.13.2014
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According to Pwinsider.com, WrestleMania 30 will be the final WWE PPV to broadcast on Sky in Germany as the company has signed a new TV deal with the ProSieben/Sat1 Group. WrestleMania 30 will air on Sky Select as the final WWE broadcast on Sky, the end of a twelve year broadcast partnership which brought the country live WWE PPVs as well as live Raw broadcasts and Smackdown broadcasts.
ProSieben/Sat1 has already announced that three weeks after WrestleMania, the event will be available on online VOD provider Maxdome, although the price for that VOD has not been revealed. Going forward, PPVs will air live on Maxdome, with VOD set to be available three weeks after the live airing.
Smackdown will have its final broadcast on Sky on March 31st, and then return to free TV in Germany on April 5th. The series will air on Saturdays at 11 PM on ProSieben Maxx. The three-hour version of Raw, Smackdown replays and WWE NXT will be broadcast on ProSieben FUN, which is paid channel
WWE highlights will also air on MyVideo.de, which is a German website similar to YouTube, on a WWE-branded channel.