Tuesday, 09 October 2012 05:45
by Adam Martin
The following was issued on Impactwrestling.com
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING announces a number of major new global television partnerships, including a deal that brings its top-rated TV show, "IMPACT WRESTLING" to the Middle East and North Africa for the very first time.
TNA's "IMPACT WRESTLING" has begun broadcasting on the popular FX Middle East channel at 10:30pm every Tuesday (local time.) The show is now seen in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, the Palestinian territories, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Mauritania and Somalia.
Beginning mid-October, Egyptian fans will also be able to watch "TNA Xplosion" and TNA's "Greatest Matches" thanks to a new partnership between TNA and Dream TV. The channel will shortly be announcing broadcast times for both shows.
Starting in early 2013, Kuwait TV will also begin airing archive episodes of TNA "IMPACT WRESTLING" under the "CLASSIC IMPACT" brand.
TNA has also made a number of strides in Eastern Europe and is now airing on GSP TV in Romania with TNA's "IMPACT WRESTLING" being broadcast every Monday at 8:00pm and "TNA Xplosion" airing each Wednesday at 8:00pm (local times). GSP TV will also broadcast TNA's monthly pay-per-view events including "Bound For Glory," "Lockdown" and "Slammiversary."
TNA's debut on Orange Sport in Poland earlier this year was also very successful, with high ratings and positive media coverage.
A number of TNA's current international TV partners have recently signed contract extensions, including Thailand's GMM Grammy Sport One, which will now broadcast "TNA Unfinished Business" and TNA's "Greatest Matches" alongside TNA "IMPACT WRESTLING" every week.
"I'm thrilled that this year has seen us bring the very best in professional wrestling to more and more people around the world," stated TNA President Dixie Carter. "The TNA IMPACT WRESTLING family is growing all the time, and I can't wait to chat to all our new fans from every corner of the globe on Facebook and Twitter."