WWE has announced that its WWE Network will be available in China for the first time beginning on Friday, August 18.
The network will launch exclusively on PPTV as a subscription video-on-demand service featuring all WWE live pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania and the upcoming SummerSlam.
PPTV customers can download the PPTV App and watch WWE Network content via smart TVs, set-top boxes, mobile devices and tablets.
WWE chief revenue & marketing officer Michelle Wilson said: “PPTV is a tremendous partner and has been key in helping us engage with WWE fans in China and further establishing our brand in this important market.
“With this launch, WWE Network is now available in every market, reaching more than 180 countries around the world, delivering all our premium live events and an archive of action-packed, family-friendly entertainment that has thrilled WWE audiences for years.”
Last year, WWE announced an exclusive multi-year agreement with PPTV to deliver its flagship shows, Raw and SmackDown, live in Mandarin.
“When we began our exclusive partnership with WWE, we brought WWE’s signature programming Raw and SmackDown to PPTV and received a great response from WWE fans in China,” added Godfrey Zeng, executive vice president of Suning Sports Media, parent company of PPTV. “In April, we offered WrestleMania as a pay-per-view event, and again, our fans responded enthusiastically. We are now launching WWE Network on PPTV and presenting the entire lineup of WWE pay-per-views and other premium content to continue to better serve WWE fans in China.”