IMPACT Wrestling has confirmed that their partnership with FreeSports and Premier Sport has ended.
Beginning this week, IMPACT! will stream on Facebook and YouTube in the United Kingdom and Ireland following the live broadcast. However, there’s no specific time set for the broadcasts.
The news was revealed on social media, before a press release confirmed further details.
“From this coming Wednesday, weekly episodes of IMPACT! will be available to stream on Facebook and YouTube in the UK and Ireland, within hours of the American broadcast!
This is the new way to watch the UK premiere of IMPACT Wrestling’s flagship weekly show.It can also be seen on IMPACT Plus and there will be an encore presentation on 5Star late night on Fridays. PPVs will remain on FITE.”
From Wednesday, weekly episodes of IMPACT! will be available to stream on Facebook and YouTube in the UK & Ireland, within hours of the American broadcast!
— IMPACT UK & Ireland (@IMPACTUK) January 30, 2021
IMPACT Wrestling had only announced their television deal with Premier Sports and FreeSports on October 2nd, which saw weekly programming return to a prime time slot in the UK, airing on FreeSports every Wednesday at 10pm. Meanwhile, pay-per-views would be available on Premier Sports.
The company have confirmed that the new way to watch the show has replaced that television deal, but the encore presentations on 5Star remain unaffected. The change only affects viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.