MANILA, Philippines – TAP DMV and WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced an expanded partnership to broadcast NXT® live in the Philippines for the first time beginning this Wednesday, July 7, via TapGo, Tap DMV’s new subscription video-on-demand service. Weekly episodes of NXT UK® are also coming to the Philippines for the first time beginning Sunday, July 11.
NXT is revolutionizing the world of sports entertainment with innovative styles from trend-setting and unapologetic Superstars including Finn Bálor, Adam Cole, Io Shirai, Karrion Kross, Johnny Gargano, and Candice LeRae.
TapGo will air NXT live every Wednesday. After premiering on TapGo, Tap Sports will re-air NXT at primetime every Thursday night. Additionally, WWE’s weekly flagship program, Raw®, will now air live every Tuesday via TapGo.
“We are thrilled to renew our partnership with WWE which has always set the bar for sports entertainment in the Philippines,” said Bogie De Guia, Chief Technology Officer, TAP DMV. “Alongside airing Raw live, we are proud to be the first to bring Filipino fans the live stream of NXT as well as NXT UK.”
“TapDMV is thrilled to add the iconic Raw and the rising brands of NXT and NXT UK to our impressive portfolio of Live Sports and Entertainment Programming on TapGo,” said Celinda De Guia, President and CEO, TAP DMV. “With this expanded partnership, we continue to innovate and provide our Filipino audience with top-flight viewing experience.”
“Tap DMV is a dynamic partner who shares our vision for engaging and entertaining fans in the Philippines,” said Jay Li, Vice President, WWE International. “This expanded partnership will bring NXT and NXT UK to the Philippines allowing us to grow our reach throughout the country and introduce even more fans to the newest generation of WWE Superstars.”
NXT UK showcases the brightest stars of WWE’s United Kingdom division including WALTER, Kay Lee Ray, A-Kid, Trent Seven, Meiko Satomura, and the youngest singles champion in WWE history, Tyler Bate. NXT UK also launched the WWE careers of current Raw Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley, plus NXT’s Pete Dunne, Toni Storm, and tag team Grizzled Young Veterans. Weekly episodes of NXT UK will air every Sunday at 9 pm on Tap Sports.
About TAP DMV
TAP DMV (TAP Digital Media Ventures Corp.) is a sports and entertainment media company based in the Philippines which owns and operates content services and products made available through the carriage with MVPDs and through its wholly-owned Direct To Consumers (D2C) platform. The branded Linear Services of Tap are Exclusive homes to some of the world’s most popular properties including WWE Raw, NXT, English Premier League, ATP Tour, WTA Tour, NBC Today Show, the Chicago TV Franchise, Indy Car Series, and Badminton World Federation among others.
TAP Go is an OTT streaming platform that provides consumers access to Live Sports, Live TV, and On-Demand Series and Movies anytime, anywhere. The app is available on iOS and Android. Linear channels include TAP Sports which focuses on top-tier global sports content popular to Filipinos; TAP TV featuring news, talk, and reality shows like Today Show, Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Kelly Clarkson Show, and Keeping Up With The Kardashians; TAP Edge, the channel that offers a world of drama with shows like A Discovery of Witches, Gangs of London, Transplant, Chicago Fire/Med/PD/Justice among others; Premier Tennis, the destination for ATP Tour and WTA Tour year-round, and Premier Football, home of English Premier League, Dutch League, Chinese Super League, K-Ligue 1 and Eredivise.