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Impact Moving To Pursuit Channel In 2019 *UPDATE* And Twitch!

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TORONTO | LUVERNE IMPACT Wrestling, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., announced today it has entered into an agreement to broadcast its flagship weekly two-hour program IMPACT! nationally across the U.S. on Pursuit Channel, the most widely distributed outdoor network and one of the fastest growing channels in the country.

 

Beginning on Friday, Jan. 11, featuring the aftermath of Homecoming, IMPACT Wrestlings first marquee pay-per-view event of the year, IMPACT! will air weekly on Pursuit Channel on Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET.

 

Pursuit Channel is a natural fit for IMPACT! said Ed Nordholm, president of IMPACT Wrestling. It has a passionate viewership base that correlates strongly with our core audience, and is one of the few broadcast destinations that is expanding its footprint, enjoying a 15% increase in broadcast distribution this year alone. With IMPACT Wrestling coming off a tremendous year of audience growth globally and positive fan engagement, we look forward to leveraging our respective resources to bring fans more of the wrestling content they want to see: tougher, edgier action.

 

Pursuit Channel is pleased to welcome IMPACT Wrestling into our Friday night lineup of popular shows, said Rusty Faulk, CEO and founder of Pursuit Channel. IMPACT Wrestling programming is perfect for our audience, which enjoys adventurous content to feed their wild side. We look forward to a long partnership and providing our fans with new and exciting world-class content while expanding IMPACT Wrestlings audience to a new base.

 

Showcasing top professional wrestling stars such as IMPACT World Champion Johnny Impact, who starred in the most recent season of the hit CBS show Survivor, plus Brian Cage, Eli Drake, Moose, Eddie Edwards, Sami Callihan, Pentagon Jr., Fenix, Rich Swann, the high-flying X-Division and the Knockouts, including Champion Tessa Blanchard, Taya Valkyrie, Rosemary, Allie and Su Yung, IMPACT! has been a leading destination for professional wrestling fans, televised globally in 120 countries since its inception in 2002, while growing its popularity and reach on YouTube, Twitch, Pluto and social media platforms.

https://impactwrestling.com/impact-wrestling-pursuit-channel-announce-agreement-to-televise-impact-nationally-across-the-u-s/

 

Never heard of this channel, I hope I have it lol I was thinking maybe they weren't happy with the move to 10pm on POP, but looks like they're keeping the 10pm slot on Pursuit. Interesting.

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Yeah never heard of the channel either. Seems like every year they move to another channel. By this time next year they will be on Animal Planet.

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I've heard of Pursuit. It's basically a outdoor/redneck channel. Plus, Anthem has partial ownership of the channel. Plus, I heard it's a placeholder until they get a bigger TV deal

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Probably the reason why they've been pushing to be on at 10pm:

 

Impact Wrestling VP Don Callis says the move to Pursuit Channel will be good for the company, as it allows them to produce a sexier and edgier product.

 

Callis briefly spoke about the move to Pursuit on the latest episode of his podcast Killing the Town. "A lot of fans thought, Wow, you guys should be on a different network with a different demographic so we announced this week were moving to Pursuit which is an exciting thing for me," he explained.

 

"Its a great strategic move for us," he added. "And I think people are going to love to see a sexier, edgier, maybe even a little more hardcore IMPACT Wrestling. Im really, really pumped about that."

 

In case you missed it, Impact will begin airing on Pursuit starting January 11 at 10pm ET.

http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/callis-impact-pursuit/#.XCYtFmlOkwC

 

Scarlett Bordeaux bout to be Knockouts champion forever. :shifty:

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Impact will be simulcast on both Pursuit and on Impact's Twitch channel for those who don't have the channel! Smart decision me thinks.

Agreed. It's a great buisness decision. Man, Friday nights are going to be fun with Impact, NJPW, and WOW all on the same night.

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