By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Impact Wrestling issued the following press release to announce the renewal of its television deal in Mexico.
IMPACT Wrestling, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., announced today that it has renewed its broadcast deal for Mexico with Mexico City-based MVS Comunicaciones MVStv.
IMPACT Wrestling launched on MVStv in 2018 and, after a successful start, has now reached a more comprehensive agreement with the Mexico City-based broadcast platform, covering more than 300 hours of IMPACT Wrestling programming, including the flagship weekly show IMPACT!, monthly One Night Only specials and tentpole pay-per-view events such as Slammiversary and Bound For Glory.
“Hot off the heels of a pair of successful events in Mexico City, we are thrilled to extend our partnership with MVStv to broadcast our premier content across Mexico,” said Ed Nordholm, president of IMPACT Wrestling. “We had more than 30 million social media engagements in Latin America across our YouTube, Facebook and Twitter platforms in 2018. We are very pleased that our fans in Mexico will now have an opportunity to see our full lineup of original content.”
Alejandro Vazquez Vela, General Director of Content for MVStv and DISH México, commented: “The weekly IMPACT! show has been very well accepted by our audience and having local wrestling events recorded in Mexico has been a great support for both the channel and the brand. We are happy to continue and expand our collaboration with IMPACT Wrestling.”
IMPACT Wrestling showcases top professional wrestling stars such as IMPACT World Champion Johnny Impact, Eli Drake, Moose, Brian Cage, Killer Kross, Eddie Edwards and Sami Callihan, Mexican superstars such as Pentagon Jr. and Fenix, the high-flying X-Division and the Knockouts, including Champion Taya Valkyrie, third-generation star Tessa Blanchard and Rosemary. IMPACT! premiers weekly on MVStv in Mexico on Saturday nights at 9:00 p.m. CDT.
Powell’s POV: Financial terms were not disclosed, but it would seem to be a good sign for the future of Impact that they are renewing television deals. At some point, however, they need a better television deal than they have with Pursuit Channel if they want to take a step forward in the U.S. market.
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