TNA Impact Wrestling to Continue to Be Broadcasted on UK’s Challenge TV
December 9, 2011
TNA Impact Wrestling has clinched a two-year deal with British channel Challenge TV, keeping the UK’s highest-rated wrestling show on free television until the end of 2013.
Screened every Sunday night at 9pm on Challenge just three days after it airs in the United States, TNA’s monthly supercards and spin-off show TNA Xplosion will also remain with the channel.
Ahead of next month’s 2012 Maximum Impact IV UK Tour, the deal is an excellent indication that the TNA brand is continuing to grow.
Dixie Carter, company president, said: “Our first year on Challenge TV has seen us double our viewership in the UK and Ireland – and we are really looking forward to another two years of even greater success.
“Our wonderful fans have made us the most-watched wrestling programme in the UK and we’re pleased this new agreement also gives them the security of knowing they can always watch us on the same channel every week – Challenge TV.
“We cannot wait to celebrate with our fans in person in Nottingham, Manchester and London on the TNA MAXIMUM IMPACT Tour from January 26-28!”
Barbara Gibbon, Challenge’s Head of Channel, added: “We’re very pleased to have the opportunity to consolidate our relationship with the TNA team.
“Over the past year these programmes have become an important destination point in the Challenge schedule because they are much loved by its many fans.”