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 Posted: Tue Nov 17th, 2015 12:00 am
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Got this in me e-mail today.  Have no idea what COMET is or if I have it.  But there you have it, the last episode of ROH on DA is Nov. 25 and then the following week they start on COMET.  Somehow ROH secured a back-up plan quicker than TNA.



(BALTIMORE, MD) – Ring of Honor (“ROH”) is proud to announce that beginning December 2nd, ROH will air its weekly television program nationally on the COMET television channel. Fans will be able to #WatchROH every Wednesday night at midnight for the latest Ring of Honor action.
 
“Ring of Honor has been enjoying tremendous growth and expansion across the broadcast space, including new local TV deals in strategic markets, and even internationally with L'Equipe 21 in France,” said Ring of Honor COO, Joe Koff. “As we continue to push for greater domestic and international distribution, Ring of Honor truly showcases itself as world-class wrestling. Having Ring of Honor on COMET, in addition to the availability in Sinclair markets and independent agreements, means fans across the United States can continue to enjoy ROH television weekly.”
 
Ring of Honor’s weekly episodes recently enjoyed great success on Destination America, peaking at 227,000 viewers on a single television airing. ROH’s 26-week deal signed in May 2015 with Destination America is set to expire, which will see ROH’s final episode air on the channel on November 25th, 2015.
 
Sinclair Television Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) (“Sinclair”), and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (“MGM”), recently announced that COMET, the first-ever 24 hour/7 day per week science fiction multi-channel network, which will feature more than 1,500 hours of premium MGM content, would premiere in over 60% of the country and over 65 million homes on October 31st of this year. The network will debut in all top markets including New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Seattle, WA; Denver, CO; St. Louis, MO; San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA; Washington D.C.; Boston, MA; Pittsburgh, PA and Houston, TX. In addition to the Sinclair owned television stations, COMET will also launch on a number of Tribune and Titan stations. 
 
Fans can also watch Ring of Honor content on http://rohwrestling.com. To find out where Ring of Honor Wrestling airs in your area click here. Fans can also follow Ring of Honor’s social media channels for even more content and news, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube

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 Posted: Tue Nov 17th, 2015 12:14 am
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srossi wrote: Got this in me e-mail today.  Have no idea what COMET is or if I have it.  But there you have it, the last episode of ROH on DA is Nov. 25 and then the following week they start on COMET.  Somehow ROH secured a back-up plan quicker than TNA.



(BALTIMORE, MD) – Ring of Honor (“ROH”) is proud to announce that beginning December 2nd, ROH will air its weekly television program nationally on the COMET television channel. Fans will be able to #WatchROH every Wednesday night at midnight for the latest Ring of Honor action.
 
“Ring of Honor has been enjoying tremendous growth and expansion across the broadcast space, including new local TV deals in strategic markets, and even internationally with L'Equipe 21 in France,” said Ring of Honor COO, Joe Koff. “As we continue to push for greater domestic and international distribution, Ring of Honor truly showcases itself as world-class wrestling. Having Ring of Honor on COMET, in addition to the availability in Sinclair markets and independent agreements, means fans across the United States can continue to enjoy ROH television weekly.”
 
Ring of Honor’s weekly episodes recently enjoyed great success on Destination America, peaking at 227,000 viewers on a single television airing. ROH’s 26-week deal signed in May 2015 with Destination America is set to expire, which will see ROH’s final episode air on the channel on November 25th, 2015.
 
Sinclair Television Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) (“Sinclair”), and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (“MGM”), recently announced that COMET, the first-ever 24 hour/7 day per week science fiction multi-channel network, which will feature more than 1,500 hours of premium MGM content, would premiere in over 60% of the country and over 65 million homes on October 31st of this year. The network will debut in all top markets including New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Seattle, WA; Denver, CO; St. Louis, MO; San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA; Washington D.C.; Boston, MA; Pittsburgh, PA and Houston, TX. In addition to the Sinclair owned television stations, COMET will also launch on a number of Tribune and Titan stations. 
 
Fans can also watch Ring of Honor content on http://rohwrestling.com. To find out where Ring of Honor Wrestling airs in your area click here. Fans can also follow Ring of Honor’s social media channels for even more content and news, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube

A quick search indicates that COMET is a new Sci-Fi channel co-owned by Sinclair Broadcasting, which might explain how the deal was sealed so quickly.
http://sbgi.net/pr-news/sinclair-broadcast-group-and-metro-goldwyn-mayer-announce-comet-first-ever-science-fiction-multi-channel-network-to-premiere-on-october-31st/

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I'm wondering if I'll still be able to watch ROH after the switch on November 25th. Right now it airs locally on the Seattle ABC affiliate late Friday nights and on the Rochester FOX affiliate on Saturday and Sunday evenings.



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CanadianHorseman wrote: I'm wondering if I'll still be able to watch ROH after the switch on November 25th. Right now it airs locally on the Seattle ABC affiliate late Friday nights and on the Rochester FOX affiliate on Saturday and Sunday evenings.
If that is through the Sinclair Broadcasting affiliates, then yes.



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srossi wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: I'm wondering if I'll still be able to watch ROH after the switch on November 25th. Right now it airs locally on the Seattle ABC affiliate late Friday nights and on the Rochester FOX affiliate on Saturday and Sunday evenings.
If that is through the Sinclair Broadcasting affiliates, then yes.

Looks like you are correct.

http://rohwrestling.com/content/ROHTVListings



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Cool, I get one of the stations on their list.

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With this news of ROH to Comet, I'm still trying to confirm TNA to Ajax and Global Force landing a deal with Pine Sol. 

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I hope 'seeds' like Lucha Underground & NJPW on AXS take hold & grow over time into solid alternatives because ROH, TNA & GFW inspire very little hope for the future of wrestling

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Infamous wrote: ROH, TNA & GFW inspire very little hope for the future of wrestling
Not to mention the WWE. :tongue:



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