WWE to tour India for first time since 1996

MUMBAI: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) today announced it is undertaking a three-city live event tour of India in November, it's first tour of India in six years. The tour will feature some of the biggest names in the WWE.

The "WWE RAW Tour of India" kicks off at JN Stadium in New Delhi on 21 November. The other dates are 22 November at MMRDA Grounds in Mumbai, and 23 November at Palace Grounds in Bangalore.

"WWE is planning an exciting series of live events for our return to India. We have a passionate fan base that views our TV programming on Ten Sports, but have not had the opportunity to witness WWE Live. This tour will remedy that for more than 60,000 fans," Roger Marment, WWE's executive V-P, international business development, was quoted as saying in an official release.

Ten Sports, the exclusive provider of WWE television programming in India, is the broadcast partner for the tour. Also quoted in the release was Peter Hutton, V-P, programming and events, Taj Television Limited, who explained: "WWE is at the heart of our broadcast content in the Indian subcontinent. The WWE Superstars are revered by their fans in India. When we brought down one of their top talents, Big Show, to India the response to him was remarkable, with more than 6,000 people turning up to see him at Ansal Plaza in Delhi. That experience led us to encourage the WWE to come perform in India and give Indian viewers the unique opportunity to watch their favourite stars from Ten Sports live."

Viewers can win two free tickets in each city through a contest that kicks off today on Ten Sports.

Latest Reads
CNNMoney new section will be about the fastest growing economy; MoneyStream app launched

MUMBAI: Attracting 1.8 million average monthly page views, witnessing a 37 per cent growth in video consumption and 16 per cent in unique browsers month-on-month from India in less than a year’s time is not smooth. In its ambitious plan of global expansion, CNN Digital is leaving no stone unturned...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Content a 'Game of Thrones'; AT&T's control over HBO, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros faces regulatory lens

The global media landscape is resulting in a new juggernaut as an internet and cable behemoth yesterday purchased an entertainment conglomerate making the former unmatched in its size and reach to consumers through home broadband, smartphones, satellite television and a battery of movies and cable...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
US$ 4.5 bn expected from IPL rights; SC recommends accounts scrutiny

The Supreme Court on Friday froze all financial transactions between the BCCI and state cricket associations by directing the apex body not to disburse any funds till it resolves to abide by the Justice RM Lodha panel recommendations on reforms by 3 December . The top court ordered that none of...

Television TV Channels Sports
TVS Tyres is co-presenter for Asian Champions Trophy 2016

Continuing its strong connect with sports, TVS Tyres has associated with Asian Champions Trophy 2016 by becoming the co-presenter. The Asian Champions Trophy is one of the premier hockey tournaments, a much sought after annual international competition promising some great hockey action. This...

Television TV Channels Sports
Q2-17: Zee Learn declares maiden interim dividend

The board of directors of the Essel group’s education company Zee Learn Limited (ZLL) have declared a first time ever dividend of 5 percent per equity share of Re 1 each for the quarter ended 30 September 2016 (Q2-17, current quarter).

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
Whether BARC action can stop unethical practices?

MUMBAI: Can businesses and industries practise their art of selling fairly although they have 'Fair Practices' training during academic courses, workshops and several ISO and other certifications? There seems to be the fear of the lawman, and not the law in India. If the traffic cop is watching,...

Television TV Channels Viewership
TV Superhighway: beIN, Yaddo, AfricaXP have joined us, says Magine CEO Ambuj Goyal

CANNES; Magine has secured partnerships with four of the industry’s most exciting sports, documentary and entertainment content providers. Partnerships with beIN, the international media group and owner of MIRAMAX; Yaddo, the new documentary streaming service headed up by former head of The BBC’s...

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
Colors emerges strong on strength of Naagin I & II

MUMBAI: One of the top rated shows Naagin Season 2 helped Colors reach a top-ranking position.

Television TV Channels GECs
Pakistan Broadcasters Association to oppose PEMRA Indian content ban

MUMBAI: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) shocked both Pakistan and Indian broadcasters when it issued an order blanking out  all Indian content from Pakistan’s television channels on 19 October.

Television TV Channels GECs

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories