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First Smackdown, now ESPN5 brings WWE Raw to free TV starting May 13

WWE and ESPN5 recently announced a new agreement to broadcast WWE's flagship program Raw in the Philippines.

Beginning May 13, ESPN5 will air a weekly one-hour version of Raw at 10 p.m. on Sundays and will continue to air a one-hour version of SmackDown at 8:30 p.m. on Mondays.

"ESPN5 shares our vision for engaging and entertaining fans in the Philippines," said WWE Co-President Michelle Wilson. "This partnership to televise Raw in addition to SmackDown allows us to expand our reach and deliver our unique blend of action-packed, family friendly entertainment to WWE fans throughout the country."

"WWE is an iconic brand that has become synonymous with excellence, innovation and a continuous commitment to high quality in the sports entertainment industry," said TV5 Network Inc. President & CEO, Chot Reyes.

"With the latest addition of Raw, we are honored to be their partner in bringing WWE programming to the Philippine free TV market."