-

TNA and Discovery Communications announce TV deal for Impact Wrestling

Discovery Communications today announced that it has signed a new multi-year deal with TNA to bring Impact Wrestling to Destination America started in January 2015.

“Our partnership in this uniquely entertaining franchise with TNA IMPACT WRESTLING provides a significant addition to Destination America’s programming strategy,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Destination America, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel, Discovery Fit & Health and Discovery Family Channel. “The enduring, cross-generational enthusiasm of pro wrestling is felt by millions of fans around the country, from coast-to-coast and throughout the heartland. We are delighted to bring this beloved American pastime to the one and only network dedicated to celebrating the unique spirit of the U.S., Destination America.”

Mark Etkind, General Manager of Destination America called TNA “the best of all-American entertainment,” saying that the partnership is a perfect fit for their DNA. “Wrestling has created a fiercely loyal, passionate and widespread fan base, and we look forward to being part of the TNA family.”

TNA President Dixie Carter said, “We are very excited about Destination America being the new network for IMPACT WRESTLING and the partnership with Discovery Communications both domestically and across the globe. Their commitment to promote and grow our brand in innovative and compelling ways was instrumental in knowing we had found the right home.”

Carter added that TNA and Discovery will create an experience that takes fans on a new journey that will push the envelope of technology, including where they take their cameras, going deeper into our superstars’ lives and showing the reality of what it takes to create a weekly professional wrestling show.

Colin Vassallohttps://www.wrestling-online.com
Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!

Stories you might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

LATEST NEWS

Dark Side of the Ring S3 E1 rating

The two-hour season three premiere of Dark Side of the Ring featuring the story of Brian Pillman drew 272,000...

WarnerMedia issues press release on AEW being #1 for Wednesday

WarnerMedia was quick to tout Dynamite's number this week as Blood & Guts landed AEW in the #1 spot...

Casting call issued for production on Vince McMahon project

There is a casting call on Backstage.com for a new production on the WWE Chairman and CEO titled No...
spot_img