WWE (NYSE: WWE) announced that SummerSlam will expand from a three-hour show to a four-hour telecast live on WWE Network. It will begin 7 p.m. EST on Sunday, Aug. 23.
SummerSlam joins WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania, as the only two events with four hours of live non-stop action.
Emanating live from a sold-out Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., SummerSlam will feature WWE Superstars Undertaker and Brock Lesnar in a rematch of their historic WrestleMania 30 bout where Lesnar ended Undertaker’s undefeated WrestleMania streak.
In addition, WWE Network will also air a one-hour live SummerSlam Kick-Off Show starting at 6 p.m. EST.
WWE Network is the only place to get all 12 WWE pay-per-views live at no additional cost, exclusive original programming, and the most comprehensive video-on-demand library with more than 3,300 hours of content, including every WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-view.
Like other digital subscription services, such as Netflix and Hulu, fans are able to sign up for WWE Network online by going to WWENetwork.com, and can watch WWE Network on their TVs through connected devices such as Sony PlayStation 3, Sony PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku streaming devices as well as Smart TVs including Sony and Samsung.
WWE Network is available in more than 175 countries and territories. It has reached 1.3-million subscribers as of March 31.
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience.
WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 35 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all 12 live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 175 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.
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