IMPACT Wrestling, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., announced today that it will be launching the IMPACT Wrestling Channel on Pluto TV, the leading free Internet television service in America. Available on the Pluto TV app by tuning to channel 204, the IMPACT Wrestling Channel gives fans instant, 24-hour access to shows and series from the extensive IMPACT Wrestling catalogue.
Programming for the channel will include the flagship IMPACT! show, which features top professional wrestling stars including World Champion Eli Drake, Bobby Lashley, the high-flying X-Division, the lovely and lethal Knockouts, and talent from international partner promotions such as Johnny Impact, Naomichi Marufuji and El Hijo del Fantasma. The IMPACT Wrestling Channel will also run the original weekly show Xplosion, pay-per-view events on a second window, plus over 1,000 hours of original programming showcasing classic content featuring household industry names like Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Sting, Kurt Angle, Kevin Nash, Jeff Jarrett, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode and many more.
“Digital growth has been a top priority in our global expansion strategy,” said Ed Nordholm, president of IMPACT Wrestling. “With our launch on Pluto TV, IMPACT Wrestling fans can now access our live feed 24/7 on the IMPACT Wrestling Channel, bringing them more content and exclusive coverage of their favorite professional wrestling stars from past and present.”
“We are proud to partner with IMPACT Wrestling to bring world-class professional wrestling programming to fans for free,” said Tom Ryan, CEO of Pluto TV. “This partnership further establishes Pluto TV as the premier destination for passionate wrestling fans nationwide.”
Xplosion will premiere Friday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. ET and run weekly on Fridays at 8 p.m. ET. The show features exclusive original matches, recaps from the latest episodes of IMPACT!, classic matches from the past and exclusive interviews with IMPACT Wrestling personalities.
The 24-hour live stream of the IMPACT Wrestling Channel can be accessed at www.impactwrestling.com and www.Pluto.tv.
The Pluto TV app is available via web at www.Pluto.tv or on any mobile, tablet or connected living room device such as Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation or Xbox, as well as most Smart TVs, including Samsung, Vizio, Sony and Hisense.
Anthem Launches Global Wrestling Network Multi-Platform Digital Service
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., the parent company of IMPACT Wrestling, announced today the launch of the Global Wrestling Network, a multi-platform digital service designed to give fans around the world instant 24-hour access to the extensive IMPACT Wrestling library, including every classic pay-per-view event, groundbreaking original series, reality shows and documentaries, exclusive events and cards from international promotions and partners, classic content from old territories, over 1,000 hours of original programming, plus the ability to purchase premium live pay-per-view events.
Global Wrestling Network will be available on all major over-the-top (OTT) platforms and devices, including web at GlobalWrestlingNetwork.com, iOS and Android, and coming soon to Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV and Smart TVs. A premium subscription will be priced at just US$7.99 per month with a 30-day free trial for new members.
Members will also have free access to episodes of the weekly flagship show IMPACT!, as well as new weekly episodes of Xplosion and other original digital content featuring top professional wrestling stars, including Eli Drake, Bobby Lashley, EC3, Eddie Edwards, James Storm, the high-flying X-Division, the lovely and lethal Knockouts, including Sienna, Rosemary and Gail Kim, and talent from international partner promotions such as Johnny Impact, Naomichi Marufuji and El Hijo del Fantasma.
“Within just one year, we have made tremendous progress by re-branding and re-energizing the IMPACT Wrestling product,” said Ed Nordholm, president of IMPACT Wrestling. “The launch of the Global Wrestling Network marks a significant milestone in the brand’s digital growth and international expansion. Working with our partners, GWN will create, acquire and curate content from various promotions around the globe to become the leading provider of independent professional wrestling content in the world.”
Programming from IMPACT Wrestling’s 15-year library showcases household industry names such as Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Sting, Kurt Angle, Kevin Nash, Jeff Jarrett, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode and many more.