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IMPACT Wrestling Renews Agreement with Twitch, Expands Weekly Content Production

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TORONTO – IMPACT Wrestling, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment and one of the world’s largest professional wrestling organizations, announced today it has renewed and expanded the scope of its agreement with Twitch, one of the world’s largest live streaming video platforms, which includes the weekly premiere of the flagship two-hour show IMPACT!, streaming on Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET.

The renewal will include the production of more exclusive content on the Twitch platform (www.twitch.tv/impactwrestling), including original weekly programming, pre and post-shows, live monthly specials, weekly airings of Xplosion which features never-before-seen matches, IRL (in real life) first-person streams, and much more. To support Twitch’s development of its co-streaming features, IMPACT Wrestling will facilitate co-streaming of the weekly flagship show and will be announcing details of a contest featuring co-streamers in the near future.

“Since debuting the weekly premiere of IMPACT! on Twitch this past January, we have been committed to growing the passionate professional wrestling community on the platform and the response has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Ed Nordholm, Executive Vice President of Anthem Sports & Entertainment and President of IMPACT Wrestling. “We have grown our subscriber and follower bases significantly, while spreading our reach to new audiences. With our increased slate of exclusive content hosted by the likes of Melissa Santos, Don Callis and top IMPACT Wrestling stars, fans have been able to interact with our larger-than-life personalities like never before.”

“IMPACT Wrestling has quickly established itself as a leading wrestling channel on our platform”, said Jane Weedon, Director of Business Development at Twitch. “We are excited by the potential to expand on the content delivered by IMPACT Wrestling to the Twitch community, and their commitment to delivering live, shared, interactive and entertaining experiences for our audiences.”

IMPACT! showcases top professional wrestling stars such as IMPACT World Champion Brian Cage, plus Rob Van Dam, Moose, Eddie Edwards, Sami Callihan, Rich Swann, Michael Elgin, the high-flying X-Division and the Knockouts, including Champion Taya Valkyrie, Tessa Blanchard, Rosemary and Su Yung. Since its inception in 2002, IMPACT! has been a leading destination for professional wrestling fans, televised globally in 120 countries, while growing its popularity and reach on YouTube, Twitch, Pluto and social media platforms.
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Re: IMPACT Wrestling Renews Agreement with Twitch, Expands Weekly Content Production

Good for them.

I'm glad Impact is in a stable place now after years of instability.
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Impact has been killing it recently. Feuds, Touring, PPVs, Potential new TV deal and now this. Long time since Impact had any positives going for it.
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Re: IMPACT Wrestling Renews Agreement with Twitch, Expands Weekly Content Production

Bad news for Impact imo. It suggests that their deal with AXS is dead in the water.
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I feel like this is bad news for their television deal, which is really unfortunate. Their product comes off looking really mediocre when it's presented on twitch.

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So, bottom line, you can watch weekly Impact on Twitch completely free? It would make much more sense for them to stream it on Impact Plus.
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So, bottom line, you can watch weekly Impact on Twitch completely free? It would make much more sense for them to stream it on Impact Plus.
Nobody would see the product if they had to pay 7.99 a month for it. If it was that hot to demand that they would be able to get a tv deal. While Twitch is free to watch they do get ad money from Twitch show it on there. That's why they added more contend In this new deal with Twitch.
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Yeah, but you wouldn’t pay 8$ just for weekly shows but for 80% Impact/TNA matches that ever took place + a bunch of indie shows. I mean, in my book it’s worth it but not complaining to being able to see it free lol. If their booking was better, as well as promos they probably could have make it to air on some minor tv station but Twitch is good for now I guess, baby steps. Impact roster is quite decent but again when you see those tiny venues it kinda answers by itself why are they on Twitch
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Re: IMPACT Wrestling Renews Agreement with Twitch, Expands Weekly Content Production

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Nobody would see the product if they had to pay 7.99 a month for it. If it was that hot to demand that they would be able to get a tv deal. While Twitch is free to watch they do get ad money from Twitch show it on there. That's why they added more contend In this new deal with Twitch.
You need a free way to view to draw people in to pay the 7.99, not the other way around.
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Re: IMPACT Wrestling Renews Agreement with Twitch, Expands Weekly Content Production

Hope they can make it work. They've hung in there this long, when it looked like the end so many times
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