IMPACT Wrestling, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment, has announced a new multi-year television contract that will enable e.tv to become the home of IMPACT Wrestling in more than 50 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
The exclusive broadcast agreement will feature the flagship weekly programs of IMPACT Wrestling, IMPACT! and Xplosion, along with four annual pay-per-view payments, is its new monthly event series and library content.
As of January 2020, IMPACT! will broadcast weekly on e.tv and will rebroadcast specific content on the free e.tv satellite platform, Openview.
“Africa has always been a strong market for IMPACT Wrestling, where our passionate fans continue to engage with our content on multiple platforms. We are thrilled to bring professional wrestling back to e.tv, where the sport has a long history and track record of success.” said Ed Nordholm, Chief Corporate Officer of Anthem Sports & Entertainment and president of IMPACT Wrestling
“e.tv is proud to be the home of Impact Wrestling across Sub-Saharan Africa. We received enormous traction from having aired wrestling on our channels a few years ago, and it is only befitting that we bring back content that highly resonates with our audience. We hope to build the IMPACT Wrestling brand on our multi-channel platforms for many years to come,” added Marlon Davids, MD, echannels.
IMPACT Wrestling’s training is led by IMPACT World Champion Sami Callihan and UFC Hall of Fame member Ken Shamrock, and legends Rob Van Dam and Rhino, the third-generation superstar. Tessa Blanchard, X-Division stars such as Rich Swann and TJP, former NFL player. Moose, Brian Cage, Eddie Edwards and Michael Elgin, plus the Knockouts, including champion Taya Valkyrie, Rosemary, Tenille Dashwood and others.