By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Ring of Honor issued the following press release to announce that its weekly television show will air on Sinclair Broadcast Group’s regional sports networks.
BALTIMORE, Nov. 4, 2019 — Sinclair Broadcast Group (Nasdaq: SBGI) today announced the start of a weekly airing of professional wrestling promotion Ring of Honor (ROH) on its regional sports networks (RSNs). Beginning Friday, November 8, matches will air at midnight in the applicable time zones for wrestling fans who receive from their TV provider any of the 21 RSNs that Sinclair acquired earlier this year and on Marquee when it launches in early 2020. This marks the first original sports entertainment content brought by Sinclair since acquiring the RSNs.
“The one thing that has always made Ring of Honor so special and able to overcome any hurdle over the past 17 years, is our undeniable commitment to wrestling fans,” said Ring of Honor Chief Operating Officer, Joe Koff. “Gaining distribution in a fixed time every week is a major breakthrough that makes it easier for our audience to find and follow Ring of Honor. We are constantly endeavoring to bring more to our fans, so we are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand our offerings to reach more viewers geographically and offer more programming time for our existing viewers.”
“This is a significant step for Ring of Honor and the Regional Sports Networks, and we look forward to delivering more original content to our viewers,” said Jeff Krolik, President of Sinclair’s regional sports networks.
Viewers can tune in every Friday at midnight starting on November 8th to watch Ring of Honor Wrestling. Check your channel guide or visit http://sbgi.net/
Powell’s POV: While it’s good news that more people will be able to access the show, I’ve found the new format of the weekly television series to be a major turnoff. In other words, hopefully the addition of these new networks will lead to another format change or some major improvement in the weekly ROH Wrestling television series.
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