The following was issued by WWE:

March 2, 2009

Istanbul, March 2, 2009 ? World Wrestling Entertainment? (WWE) and Fox Turkey have announced a new agreement to launch SmackDown? across the country on March 2.

SmackDown’s biggest WWE Superstars, including Undertaker?, Edge?, Triple H? and Vladimir Koslov?, are poised to captivate viewers across Turkey every Monday at 11pm with their unique brand of action entertainment.

Andrew Whitaker, President of International for WWE, said: ?WWE is excited to announce SmackDown’s launch on Fox in Turkey. To partner with one of the fastest growing youth TV stations in the country will prove an excellent fit for WWE’s energetic and athletic SmackDown programming.?

Emre Mumcuoglu, Director of Programme Acquisitions at Fox Turkey, added: ?Fox Turkey is delighted to launch WWE in Turkey, one of the biggest entertainment shows in the world. We hope that it will receive the same success with the Turkish audience as it has worldwide.?

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