The move sees IMPACT return to a prime time slot in the UK, with their weekly show airing on FreeSports every Wednesday at 10pm.
In a press release sent to Inside The Ropes, the company elaborated on the new contract, confirming that the new relationship slams into action this Tuesday, October 6th, with a special presentation of Victory Road on Premier Sports 2 – which first airs this Saturday, October 3rd, on IMPACT Plus.
The very next evening, IMPACT’s weekly show will air on FreeSports for the first time at 10pm, which is the timeslot it’s set to remain in going forward thereafter. The move means IMPACT fans in the UK and Ireland can catch the show less than 24 hours after it’s United States premiere.
Bound For Glory will also be available for fans in the UK and Ireland, with Premier Sports 1 hosting Bound For Glory, which emanates live from Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, October 24, from 1am.
Victory Road will also be available via Premier Sports 2, and Bound For Glory via Premier Sports 1.
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Speaking about the deal, IMPACT Wrestling Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore said:
“We’re very excited to be back in prime time and for our fans in the UK and Ireland to be able catch all the action from our flagship weekly show for free… and just hours after it takes place in the United States. The fans over there are some of the most passionate and knowledgeable wrestling fans in the world. They love IMPACT Wrestling and we’re beginning this new partnership with Premier Sports at the perfect time, with a stacked Bound For Glory just weeks away.”
IMPACT Wrestling October schedule
- Tuesday, Oct 6 9pm: VICTORY ROAD on Premier Sport
- Wednesday, Oct 7, 10pm: IMPACT! new episode on FreeSports
- Wednesday, Oct 14, 10pm: IMPACT! new episode on FreeSports
- Wednesday, Oct 21, 10pm: IMPACT! new episode on FreeSports
- Saturday, Oct 24 from 1am: BOUND FOR GLORY – LIVE! – on Premier Sports
- Wednesday, Oct 28, 10pm: IMPACT! new episode on FreeSports
IMPACT have confirmed late-night repeats will still air every Friday on 5Star.
Premier Sports is available in the UK via Sky, Virgin TV and the Premier Player from just £9.99 per month and the easiest way to subscribe is via the Premier Sports website.
Meanwhile, FreeSports is available for FREE on Freeview channel 64, Sky HD channel 422, Virgin HD channel 553, BT/TalkTalk channel 64. FreeSports is also available online via the FreeSports Player. In ROI, Premier Sports is available via Sky and NOW TV.