UK broadcaster Challenge drops TNA effective January 2017

 
 

The bad news for TNA keeps rolling in as Challenge, the British broadcaster which is the home of TNA in the United Kingdom, announced today that they are not renewing their deal with the company.    

“We know that many TNA fans will be disappointed to hear this, but we wanted to let you all know that as of January 2017, Challenge will no longer be the home of TNA in the UK,” said a statement on the broadcaster’s website.

“TNA has been a huge and important part of Challenge’s story over the years and we will treasure some great moments like the British Bootcamp and UK tours. We have been proud to bring UK viewers coverage of TNA and have huge respect for the company and its fans. TNA is packed with great talent and we know they will continue to do great things – we wish them all the best,” the rest of the statement read.

The UK has been one of the most important for TNA in terms of tours and TV deals. TNA has not announced its yearly tour in January and with the cash flow problems it’s highly unlikely that a tour will be held in 2017.

In January 2014, Sky, the parent company of Challenge, announced that it bought the exclusive rights for TNA in the United Kingdom and Ireland.