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Impact Wrestling sent us the following.  It's a Christmas Miracle!
MPACT Wrestling and Pursuit Channel Announce Broadcast Agreement to Televise IMPACT! Nationally Across the U.S.
IMPACT! to Premiere Weekly on Fridays at 10:00 p.m. ET on Pursuit Channel, Starting on Jan. 11

TORONTO | LUVERNE – IMPACT Wrestling, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., announced today it has entered into an agreement to broadcast its flagship weekly two-hour program IMPACT! nationally across the U.S. on Pursuit Channel, the most widely distributed outdoor network and one of the fastest growing channels in the country.

Beginning on Friday, Jan. 11, featuring the aftermath of Homecoming, IMPACT Wrestling’s first marquee pay-per-view event of the year, IMPACT! will air weekly on Pursuit Channel on Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET.

“Pursuit Channel is a natural fit for IMPACT!” said Ed Nordholm, president of IMPACT Wrestling. “It has a passionate viewership base that correlates strongly with our core audience, and is one of the few broadcast destinations that is expanding its footprint, enjoying a 15% increase in broadcast distribution this year alone. With IMPACT Wrestling coming off a tremendous year of audience growth globally and positive fan engagement, we look forward to leveraging our respective resources to bring fans more of the wrestling content they want to see: tougher, edgier action.”

“Pursuit Channel is pleased to welcome IMPACT Wrestling into our Friday night lineup of popular shows,” said Rusty Faulk, CEO and founder of Pursuit Channel. “IMPACT Wrestling programming is perfect for our audience, which enjoys adventurous content to feed their wild side. We look forward to a long partnership and providing our fans with new and exciting world-class content while expanding IMPACT Wrestling’s audience to a new base.”

Showcasing top professional wrestling stars such as IMPACT World Champion Johnny Impact, who starred in the most recent season of the hit CBS show Survivor, plus Brian Cage, Eli Drake, Moose, Eddie Edwards, Sami Callihan, Pentagon Jr., Fenix, Rich Swann, the high-flying X-Division and the Knockouts, including Champion Tessa Blanchard, Taya Valkyrie, Rosemary, Allie and Su Yung, IMPACT! has been a leading destination for professional wrestling fans, televised globally in 120 countries since its inception in 2002, while growing its popularity and reach on YouTube, Twitch, Pluto and social media platforms.


Never heard of the channel..it is not on Comcast. 

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A channel I've never heard of that I might not get on FIOS and they're still stuck at 10:00 PM but now on Fridays.  This is the equivalent of no longer having TV.  Impact has gotten much better from an in-ring standpoint, but they really, really need to throw in the towel here.  There are nearly a dozen minor promotions that have about the same or better TV coverage.  Certainly MLW now joins the list of companies that surpass them.



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Several sources within Impact Wrestling have painted today's announced move to The Pursuit Channel as a positive, citing that financially, it will be a step forward for the company and noting that the network, which is built around men's outdoors programming, including fishing and hunting shows, are extremely happy to have Impact coming on board. Anthem Media, which owns Impact Wrestling, is a partner in the Pursuit Network, so one would think they would have a vested interest in pushing the product.

The problem is that it will be pushed to a MUCH smaller, limited audience as several major cable providers, including Comcast, don't carry Pursuit while others, such as Verizon Fios, only have it as part of a paid tier, so those who want to watch the show will have to pay more for it. You can find out whether you get Pursuit by clicking here.

There is no word yet as to whether Impact will release the episodes on Twitch or YouTube to make them available for those who cannot get the series another way. The Pursuit Channel does have a Roku channel, Pursuit Up, but does not live stream content there.

Impact had spoken with a number of cable outlets about potentially shifting there, but the fact that they were unable to score a deal anywhere other than a network that their parent company has a vested interest in doesn't speak well for how those conversations went. It's always possible the series was moved to Pursuit as a placeholder location while discussions with a larger, stronger platform continue, but if that's the case, we haven't heard that. With the limited scope that Pursuit has, something even more limited than Pop or Destination America, one would think it's going to be even harder for Impact to score sponsors and advertisers.

Impact sources had nothing but positive things to say about Pop on the way out, noting that they went from a barter deal on advertising to getting paid a fee by the network (believed to be worth $1 million per year) on top of the ad split (which sources have claimed brought another $1-2 million per year) and that everyone at the network went out of their way to work with them. With the exception of the most recent time change move coming out before Impact would have preferred, no one I spoke to had any complaints about Pop. I know that in the past Pop Network President Bradley Schwartz had been very excited about having Impact on, but there are a lot of changes in terms of how the channel will be branded going into 2019 and Impact, for what they were delivering in terms of an audience, wasn't going to be factored into those plans.

Impact will debut on Pursuit HD on 1/11 with material filmed on 1/7/19 at the Nashville Fairgrounds Arena aka the TNA Asylum, coming out of the 1/6/19 Homecoming PPV. It will be the company's third new home on cable since departing the now-defunct SpikeTV in 2014.

Pursuit was launced in 2008, initially as a DirecTV exclusive channel. A press release issued by the network in June 2018 touted that the network had seven million unique viewers in March 2018.



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As of this afternoon, Pursuit HD has yet to publicly acknowledge Impact Wrestling is moving to their network. Seriously? No matter how positive anyone wants to claim this move is, it's obvious this was a stop-gap move made out of desperate necessity.



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Never heard of this network.

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I recently ran across PlutoTV which is a free TV service on my Firestick. It has an Impact Wrestling Channel which shows all the old weekly PPVs and the regualr PPVs. They also have a AAA Channel which show AAA shows 24 hours a day.

PlutoTV also has movies and a bunch of other channels. Totally Free.
http://www.pluto.tv



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I have Pluto through my TV's as a built in App. The AAA channel 218 is pretty new. The Impact one has been on there for a while. It's a pretty good setup. Tons of channels on a free streaming service.

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Is the Impact Wrestling channel free? I'm asking because I have Pluto TV and don't want to add the channel if it costs money because I don't think TNA is worth paying for anymore.



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it's free, its on my free Pluto app as well..



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Married Jo wrote:it's free, its on my free Pluto app as well..
I will have to try the app. On FIOS it’s not part of the standard package. 



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Never saw it on FiOS but we just got a Roku a few days ago because even though we have FiOS, we subscribed to Hulu for .99 per month on Black Friday for a year. I'm keeping track of how much we watch FiOS vs Hulu because our contract is up next year and I'm thinking about dumping TV or at bare minimum lowering the package to something different.



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Principal_Raditch wrote: I have Pluto through my TV's as a built in App. The AAA channel 218 is pretty new. The Impact one has been on there for a while. It's a pretty good setup. Tons of channels on a free streaming service.

Yes. Great for the channel surfer.



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First time I found the AAA channel they were playing the first Triplemania card from 1993 or so. Main Event was the Konnan vs. somebody retirement match. Konnan was insanely over. People crying in the crowd when he lost and "retired".

Since then, the shows have been mostly from around 2003 or 2004. I enjoy the flippy floppy shit from time to time so I will throw it on the background while doing something else.



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I’ll need to check that AAA channel out; 93/94 era AAA was badass.



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Josh Mathews announced during the Homecoming PPV that starting this Friday, they will live stream every Impact Wrestling episode on Fridays on their Twitch.TV channel starting at 10 PM, simulcasting the episodes as they debut on their new TV home The Pursuit Channe



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