TNA Wrestling will be leaving Destination America and will be debuting on Pop TV on January 5, 2016. The deal kicks off with a live two-hour broadcast and Impact will then start airing every Tuesdays at 9PM EST.
“Wrestling has been a fan-fueled staple since the ’50s and continues to be some of the most watched, appointment-tune content in all of television today,” said Pop president Brad Schwartz. “The die-hard fandom and extraordinary passion surrounding Impact Wrestling captures the spirit of Pop as a network that celebrates fan driven entertainment and excitement.”
TNA President Dixie Carter said, “Pop’s enthusiasm for our partnership and the network’s fan focus is a perfect fit for our company. Wresting has always been at the forefront of pop culture with the most passionate, loyal fan base. We’re thrilled to be in business with Pop and to bring IMPACT WRESTLING to more than 80 million homes.”
Pop is the rebranded TV Guide channel and it is a joint venture between CBS Corp and Lionsgate. The channel has been operating under that name since January 2015 and it’s available in around 80 million homes. In comparison, Destination America is only available in around 60 million homes, giving TNA an additional clearance of 20 million homes.