The following press release was issued last week.
GROUPE AB SECURES WWE FOR THREE MORE YEARS
Paris, July 18, 2014 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) and Groupe AB have extended their partnership for three more years to broadcast WWE's weekly flagship programming in France through 2017.
The extension of this partnership carries WWE and Groupe AB's partnership into its 15th year and will allow fans in France to continue enjoying WWE's family-friendly entertainment shows Raw®, SmackDown®, and WWE Main Event®, plus all WWE Specials, such as WrestleMania®, Royal Rumble® and SummerSlam®. These shows will be available in French across AB1, RTL9, AB3 and AB4 and all programing will be available in HD.
Richard Maroko, Executive Vice President of Programs, Groupe AB, says, "WWE delivers consistently strong ratings and one-of-a-kind events. We are proud to partner with one of the biggest brands in entertainment."
"WWE is thrilled to be extending its partnership with Groupe AB," said Jo Parkinson, General Manager and VP in EMEA. "France continues to be a very important market for us and we look forward to deepening this valuable relationship to strengthen WWE's brand and grow our audience."