GFW has been in the news recently because their parent company Anthem Sports might be realizing they bleed money. There are reports saying they might be looking to sell Global Force Wrestling. After Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard first reported this everyone seems to be fearing the worst.
But GFW is announcing some big plans to turn it around for the company. They are launching their own television channel via a streaming service in the United States as well as securing their extended deal with Pop TV which will run through 2018.
In their official statement they said:
“These digital initiatives and broadcast agreements are a significant step forward for the Global Force Wrestling organization as we continue to expand the brand globally, making it available on more platforms and in more countries,” said Ed Nordholm, president of Global Force Wrestling. “Anthem is committed to broadening Global Force Wrestling’s footprint, as we work alongside international broadcast partners, digital platforms and professional wrestling promotions to bring our passionate fans a high-quality product that not only stands out in today’s media landscape, but continues to thrive into the future.”
They release also went on to say:
“We are excited to extend our partnership with Anthem and remain the exclusive linear television home of IMPACT in the U.S.,” said David Mandell, COO of Pop. “IMPACT delivers over 100 hours of original programming per year on Pop with some of the best and most passionate fans in television. With our broad distribution across all major cable and satellite providers, as well as almost every new over-the-top bundle, including DirecTV Now, Sony Vue, Fubo TV, Hulu TV and YouTube TV, IMPACT fans have more options than ever to catch their favorite show every week.”
Let’s hope for the best because there are some really talented people currently working in front of and behind the cameras who really deserve a chance for us to see what they can do.