The Fight Network, the television channel based in Canada and in the possession of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., arrives in the United Kingdom. The official announcement was issued today, which has predicted the premiere of all programming from July 24 through digital satellite television services SKY (by channel 192) and Freesat (by channel 161).
“We are delighted to expand Fight Network’s global footprint to the UK,” said Peter Einstein, COO of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., the parent company of Fight Network. “The UK is rooted in combat sports tradition, producing many world champions and memorable personalities over the years. Our diverse programming line-up will showcase premium combat sports content from around the world while highlighting local stars and events, and we plan to bolster our schedule with more exciting content over the next few months.”
“Based on popular demand, we are excited to announce that Impact Wrestling fans in the UK can now watch our weekly show contemporaneous with its North American broadcast premiere, as well as replays in primetime,” said Ed Nordholm, president of IMPACT Wrestling.
Fight Network will broadcast on Showcase TV in the UK starting at 9:00 p.m. every night.”
Some of the programming that will broadcast the television channel in the United Kingdom will include Ultimate Challenge MMA (one of the most important MMA companies in London), Abu Dhabi Grand Slam (coverage of events of the Jiu-Jitsu Federation of the United Arab Emirates ), Wrestling at the Chase (series from the 50s to the 80s in which Ric Flair, Harley Race or Lou Thesz appear) and the weekly episodes of IMPACT Wrestling, among many other things.