Yahoo and WWE sign global streaming partnership, new shows and Raw pre-show

Yahoo and World Wrestling Entertainment have signed a global deal to bring a WWE hub to the online service, which will include streaming a 30-minute WWE Raw pre-show programme every week.

In addition, Yahoo will exclusively broadcast two newly produced weekly series made especially for the platform, and will air pre-show content live before every pay-per-view event throughout the year.

Yahoo will also offer exclusive access to premium archive video material, including historical full matches, shows, highlights and other events. And you will be able to watch clips from current WWE programming streamed through the hub.

The deal will start in summer 2013 and all content will be available worldwide. That means UK wrestling fans will be able to see all of the footage too.

It comes as part of a major content assault by Yahoo, which will also include original comedies and lifestyle shows from its own studio.