New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) continues with its international expansion plans reaching more television agreements. The contracts obtained in countries such as the United States, India or France, would now be joined by more coverage in Europe with emissions in Italy, the United Kingdom and Belgium.
Alain Mitrangélo, the NJPW commentator on the French channel J-One, says through his Twitter account that the Japanese company will arrive in those countries and that the announcement will be made next week.
The NJPW continues to expand in Europe. New contract, renewable, with @ j_onefrom a 2h (with @NorbertFeuillan the commentary) and next week announcements concerning Belgium, Italy and the United Kingdom.
— Alain Mistrangélo (@AlainMist) August 31, 2018
For its part, confirms that the renewable television contract for 6 months, renewable for one year if all goes well. In addition, the format will be two hours and will see its continuation in France where it is broadcast from last May 5 every Saturday at 20:30 PM.
For the time being, no new countries have been revealed but NJPW would continue to look for new markets in which to broadcast its programming. With this step, NJPW is approaching one of the markets that most pro-wrestling consumes as it is the United Kingdom at the same time that it would approach other key countries in Europe such as Belgium and Italy.
NJPW continues to increase its international coverage not just with its official platform, New Japan World. In the United States, a condensed version of their AXS TV shows is broadcast on Fridays with comments from Jim Ross and Josh Barnett. They also broadcast in Canada on The Fight Network, rebroadcasting the AXS version.
They recently reached an agreement in India where you can see the summary version of the World of Pro-Wrestling show and reaching a maximum coverage of 70 million homes in the country.