TNA sent out the following press release:
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING’s television rights will be distributed by Total Sports Asia (TSA) in South East Asia (excluding Thailand). RDA Television, the UK-based sport rights distribution agency that controls TNA’s global media distribution rights, has licensed TNA’s South East Asian media rights in a three year agreement with TSA.
TNA produces over 200 hours of original programming a year in HD that includes the flagship show Impact Wrestling, 4 main PPV Specials, 8 One Night Only PPVs and also the weekly magazine programme Xplosion. As well as “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan, the TNA talent roster boasts such household names as Olympic Gold Medallist Kurt Angle, “The Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy, “The Icon” Sting and MMA & Hollywood superstar Rampage Jackson.
TSA who have a long and very successful experience with distributing combat sports in Asia, especially wrestling, will market the brand and its programmes to the region, where they expect to significantly increase TNA’s previous distribution as well as revenues in the region.
TSA’s Chief Content Officer, Julian Jackson, said that “having been very successful previously in selling pro wrestling, we know that it works in pretty much every country in the region. It is a sport that transcends religious, racial and regional boundaries to become appointment TV in every country and we are delighted to be working with TNA to really take the brand to the next level of success given the high quality of programming that TNA delivers week in, week out”
Richard Dennis, Managing Director, RDA Television, commented, “We have great confidence that TSA will help drive the TNA Wrestling brand forward in South Asia, and deliver great content for broadcasters throughout the region. We have known and worked with TSA for many years and we’re looking forward to this new dimension in our working relationship.”