TNA Impact Wrestling has a new UK television deal

Anthem Sports & Entertainment issued the following press release to announce a new television deal for TNA Impact Wrestling in the United Kingdom.

Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. announced today a new broadcast deal for IMPACT Wrestling to be televised exclusively on Spike UK, making its flagship weekly show available throughout the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

From Spring 2017, IMPACT Wrestling, TNA pay-per-views, including One Night Only specials will be available on Spike UK, and TNA Xplosion exclusive to My5, which is part of the Channel 5 stable available on Sky TV (160), Freeview (31), Freesat (141), Virgin Media (154) and other DTT platforms.

New episodes of IMPACT Wrestling will premiere on Friday nights, quenching the appetite of U.K. fans to view IMPACT Wrestling within hours of the US premiere broadcast.

“Since our acquisition of IMPACT Wrestling, growing the brand in the UK has been one of our most important initiatives,” said Ed Nordholm, president of IMPACT Wrestling. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Spike UK to fill this important spot in their programme schedule and look forward to rebuilding our presence in the UK market. As one of the hottest wrestling scenes in the world right now, we look forward to taking an active role in the market, both on television and with live events.”

Anna-Belen Dunlop and Kris Graham, Acquisitions and Channel Managers of Spike UK, added: “We are excited that Spike will be the new exclusive home of IMPACT Wrestling in the UK With Anthem’s new leadership and founder Jeff Jarrett back, this is a watershed moment for the franchise, which is a perfect fit for our Spike audience.”

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Powell’s POV: Nordholm and Jarrett were in the UK recently and it would seem that this deal was high on the priority list unless the deal was struck before then. TNA has been without a television home in the UK since January after Challenge TV moved on. Now if only TNA could get back on Spike TV in the United States…

Readers Comments (3)

  1. When is TNA BEING Showed in UK Sky TV. It was on Challenge Sundays 9pm. Since Xmas its not been on TV. Anywonder WWE ate ahead of ball game. There consistant on TV UK they even invrsted in WWE UK? In meantime TNA Has Vanashed into Thin Air. No explinatipns nothing. Shows how much there uk base means? As were paying Sky ill not be paying extra to watch PPVS.

    • I believe it starts in April on Spike UK. They have an app feature available where you can pay a fee to keep up on the show in the meantime. It’s not ideal, but it’s at least an option.

    • No explanations, nothing? You don’t follow their social media accounts then?

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