WWE and A&E announce programming expansion. The following press release was issued on this week Tuesday to announce the expansion of their programming partnership.
New York, NY – March 1st, 2022 – A&E Networks and WWE [World Wrestling Entertainment] (NYSE:
WWE) today announced a multi-year expansion of their successful programming partnership with the
commissioning of more than 130 new hours of premium WWE [World Wrestling Entertainment]-themed
series and specials to air exclusively on A&E platforms and to be distributed worldwide by A+E
The multi-platform partnership includes 35 new episodes of the genre-defining, Emmy-award-winning
franchise [Biography] featuring documentaries on legends of WWE [World Wrestling Entertainment].
Last year’s [Biography: WWE Legends] episodes drove [Biography] to become A&E’s most-watched
series in 2021. WWE [World Wrestling Entertainment] is also beginning production on 24 new episodes
of the original series [WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures] which will air over multiple seasons. The first
season of [WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures] was A&E’s most-watched new series of last year.
A&E Network has also ordered 40 hours of the new series, [WWE Rivals] [working title]. [WWE Rivals]
will chronicle the little-known stories behind the biggest clashes in WWE [World Wrestling
Entertainment] history. Those episodes will include revelatory insights from those who were a part of
the rivalries that often extended far beyond the ring and the cameras.
Additional hours of original programming are currently in development as well.[The collaboration between these two powerhouse brands has already proven to resonate with
audiences and we look forward to working together to create premium content with broad appeal] said
by Elaine-Frontain-Bryant is Executive Vice President and Head of Programming at A&E® Network,
WWE’s [World Wrestling Entertainment] incredible fanbase and talent roster are a great complement to
A&E’s a unique brand of in-depth storytelling that take fans behind the curtain and we are thankful to the
entire WWE [World Wrestling Entertainment] team for their partnership.
A&E Network is an amazing partner with an impressive lineup of signature series across its networks,
said Nick-Khan, WWE [World Wrestling Entertainment] President [The expansion of our partnership will
allow us to continue creating a massive slate of new content with a trusted partner, while further
establishing A&E Network as a destination for WWE [World Wrestling Entertainment] fans for years to
Through in-depth films helmed by some of the industry’s top directors and storytellers [Biography]
continues its focus on meaningful events and personalities as well as their impact on our culture
Through new and archival interviews and never-before-seen footage, each film will give fans an in-depth
look at the early lives rise to fame and careers of some of the most influential stars in WWE [World
Wrestling Entertainment] history.
memorabilia. In each episode, WWE [World Wrestling Entertainment] Superstars and Legends
investigate, negotiate, bid, and travel across the country to unearth rare items in the hopes of preserving
and sharing the legacy behind the memorable moments in WWE [World Wrestling Entertainment] history.