Impact Wrestling's parent company Anthem Media has agreed to purchase AXS TV as per reports from Mike Johnson for PWInsider.com.
The company currently airs on The Pursuit Channel in the United States with a simulcast on Twitch, but AXS TV will likely be the new home for the show as part of the deal. A huge potential positive for Impact, the channel can be found in millions of additional homes in the USA, whilst already boasting New Japan Pro Wrestling, WOW: Women of Wrestling, and the MMA group Legacy Fighting Alliance as part of their pro wrestling/combat sports offering.
Further notes on the deal from PostWrestling.com commented on changes to the existing power structure, with notable names featuring as part of the deal.
Post's John Pollock noted that "Anthem, the parent company to Impact Wrestling and the Fight Network, will partner with AXS TV founder [and NBA Dallas Mavericks Owner] Mark Cuban in the new venture with AEG remaining on board as an active partner.
Additionally, [comedian, TV show host, actor and personality] Steve Harvey is coming on as an investor and strategic partner that will provide Anthem’s it’s largest reach. His company, Steve Harvey Global, will have a seat on Anthem’s board of directors."
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