The deal will not only include access to the weekly episodes of Impact Wrestling, but fans will also be able to watch Xplosion, the quarterly pay-per-view events, and the monthly events featured as part of the Impact Plus Presents series. Fans can expect to receive access to these shows from January 2020 onwards.
Anthem's Chief Corporate Officer and Impact Wrestling president Ed Nordholm had the following to say on the deal;
"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.”
Meanwhile, Marlon Davids, the Managing Director for echannels, added the following statement;
“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."
With all the positive news coming Impact's way as of late, it looks like the company is heading in the right direction. Their next big event takes place on Sunday, January 12 in Dallas, Texas as they present Hard To Kill, main evented by Sami Callihan vs. Tessa Blanchard for the World Championship. That will mark the first time a female wrestler has challenged for the world title of a wrestling promotion on a live pay-per-view.
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