Anthem Sports Inks Impact Wrestling Distribution Deal With DAZN

Anthem Sports & Entertainment, a global multi-platform media company, and DAZN, a global sports entertainment platform, have entered into an international partnership that will deliver Anthem’s Impact Wrestling to more than 170 countries worldwide beginning Nov. 29.

The multiyear agreement will give DAZN viewers in 170-plus countries — including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, France, Poland, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan and Brazil — access to Impact Wrestling’s weekly “Impact!” flagship series.

Additionally, DAZN viewers will have access to Impact’s PPV events and premium Impact Plus live specials, as well as select titles from Impact Wrestling’s archives, directly through the DAZN platform.

DAZN can be accessed on Smart TVs, games consoles, Amazon Fire TV/Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast and Apple TV, as well via the DAZN app on iPhone, iPad, android and other tablet and mobile devices.

“DAZN is a global leader in premier sports programming, and we are proud to partner with them as we expand Impact Wrestling’s international reach even further,” Scott D’Amore, EVP, Anthem Sports Media Group, said in a statement. “From the beginning, Impact Wrestling has enjoyed a worldwide audience of passionate and knowledgeable fans who crave high-quality professional wrestling content.  With this announcement, we hope to make it even more convenient for them to enjoy our flagship series, premium specials and pay-per-view events, while also introducing the Impact Wrestling brand to even more sports enthusiasts across the globe.”

“We are incredibly excited to sign this multiyear partnership with Impact,” Veronica Diquattro, CEO of DAZN Global Markets, said in a statement. “This deal will see the promotion’s world-class professional wrestling content arrive on the DAZN platform in more than 170 countries worldwide, reinforcing our growing position as the global home of combat sports.”

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Since its inception in 2002, Impact Wrestling has established itself as one of the largest professional wrestling organizations in the world. Its extensive programming library includes more than 5,000 hours of content, featuring performers such as Ric Flair, Sting, Kurt Angle, Kevin Nash and AJ Styles.  Impact’s current roster includes Impact World Champion Josh Alexander, Knockouts World Champion Jordynne Grace, World Tag Team Champions Heath & Rhino, and Knockouts World Tag Team Champions Death Dollz, X Division Champion Trey Miguel, and Digital Media Champion Joe Hendry. Other Impact stars include Bully Ray, Moose, Steve Maclin, Chris Bey, Rich Swann, Matt Cardona, Brian Myers, Sami Callihan, Tommy Dreamer and PCO, and the Knockouts Division, featuring Deonna Purrazzo, Mickie James, Killer Kelly, Masha Slamovich and Rosemary.

In addition to the aforementioned countries, Impact Wrestling programming is televised globally in 120 countries including on Anthem properties AXS TV in the United States and Fight Network in Canada, as well as the Commonwealth of Independent States, Latin America, Mexico, the United Kingdom, India and its subcontinent, and Africa.