The new Impact Plus streaming service made its debut yesterday, replacing the Global Wrestling Network, the last piece of business that Impact had using the name and colors of the failed Global Force Wrestling.
Powered by solutions provider Brightcove, Impact Plus features instant access to the 3,000-plus hour Impact Wrestling library, groundbreaking original series, reality shows and documentaries, exclusive events from international promotional partners and historical content from old territories. The 17-year library from IMPACT Wrestling includes every classic pay-per-view event.
A premium subscription is priced at just $7.99 per month with a 30-day free trial for new members. Annual subscriptions will also be available for $71.99.
Impact’s quarterly pay-per-views will also be available for purchase through Impact Plus, something which was not available before with GWN. Unlike WWE Network, these will not be part of the subscription price and need to be purchased separately.
“Anthem Sports & Entertainment is proud to partner with Brightcove on the development and launch of IMPACT Plus, the latest evolution of IMPACT Wrestling’s subscription video-on-demand service,” said Ed Nordholm, EVP of Anthem Sports & Entertainment and president of IMPACT Wrestling. “As our subscriber base has grown, we have established the need for a more robust back-end technology, while looking to enhance our user experience and content offering. Starting this Sunday, we will be delivering a live premium event every month exclusively for IMPACT Plus subscribers.”