Anthem Announce Fight Network UK Which Will Show Impact Wrestling
The Fight Network has launched in the UK allowing fans in the UK to watch Impact wrestling on a weekly basis as well as some classic wrestling shows and MMA shows.
Impact owners Anthem announced yesterday that the Fight Network has come to the UK and can be viewed on Sky channel 192, as well as on Freesat, channel 161.
The news means that fans of Impact will be able to watch the weekly shows simulcast at the same time as US television at 1 am on Fridays with the repeats being shown during the 9 pm prime time slot later that day.
In a statement announcing the news Peter Einstein, COO of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., the parent company of Fight Network, said:
"We are delighted to expand Fight Network's global footprint to the UK. The UK is rooted in combat sports tradition, producing many world champions and memorable personalities over the years. Our diverse programming line-up will showcase premium combat sports content from around the world, while highlighting local stars and events, and we plan to bolster our schedule with more exciting content over the next few months."
**BREAKING NEWS**@fightnet launches @fightnetuk on Channel 192 on SKY and 161 on Freesat across the UK via Showcase TV! You can now watch #ImpactUK on Fridays at 1am contemporaneous with our #ImpactonPop broadcast premiere, followed by prime time replays! #ImpactWrestling pic.twitter.com/jo2A4xuzP4- IMPACT UK & Ireland (@IMPACTonSPIKE) July 17, 2018
Ed Nordholm, president of IMPACT Wrestling added, "Based on popular demand, we are excited to announce that IMPACT Wrestling fans in the UK can now watch our weekly show contemporaneous with its North American broadcast premiere, as well as replays in primetime."
As well as being able to see the likes of Johnny Impact, Pentagon Jr, Fenix, Matt Sydal and Eddie Edwards and Brits Grado and Joe Hendry on a weekly basis for Impact there's also some classic stuff on the channel.
'Wrestling at the Chase,' will feature wrestling from St Louis from the 1950s through to the 1980s featuring the likes of Ric Flair, Harley Race and Lou Thesz.
The channel will also feature MMA from European promotion UCMMA, Jiu-Jitsu from Abu Dhabi and kickboxing from South America in WGP Kickboxing.
For a full listing of Fight Network's broadcast schedule, please visit www.fightnetwork.com.