Today, TNA issued the following press release:
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING continues European expansion with new TV Deal in Portugal
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING takes another step forward in Europe by announcing a new tie-up with Portugal’s leading sports broadcast, SPORT TV.
The contract will bring global wrestling stars including ‘The Immortal’ Hulk Hogan, ‘The Icon’ Sting, ‘The Charismatic Enigma’ Jeff Hardy, Olympic Gold Medallist Kurt Angle, Velvet Sky and Magnus back to Portuguese TV screens.
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING will air every Tuesday at 10.30pm on SPORT TV, with repeats each Thursday at 7.30pm. TNA’s monthly One Night Only and PPV events – including Lockdown and Bound For Glory – will go out on Monday nights at 9.30pm.
Other sports broadcast by SPORT TV in Portugal include NBA, NFL, NHL, Formula 1, NASCAR, UFC and soccer from around the world including the Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and German leagues, as well as UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europe League games.
SPORT TV Programming and News Director Nuno Ferreira said: “SPORT TV wishes to integrate in its programming the most important and prestigious international competitions to reinforce the quality that our subscribers are looking for.
“TNA is now another extraordinary brand that we are proud to work with. Our wrestling fans are certainly very happy with this partnership.”
TNA Executive Vice President Andy Barton added: “Europe is a key growth area for TNA IMPACT WRESTLING and we are delighted to be returning to TV screens in Portugal.
“Portugal has always been full of fanatical wrestling fans and now they can watch the most innovative experience in professional wrestling each and every week – only on SPORT TV.”
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING is currently the No1 rated weekly wrestling programme in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Australia and Switzerland. The show also airs in France, Poland, Romania, Israel and more than 120 countries around the world.