TNA (Total Nonstop Action) wrestling has been in need of some changes for a while but Dixie Carter recently shared some good news with fans. Discovery Communications has signed a multi-year deal with TNA and Impact Wrestling will begin appearing on the Destination America channel in January 2015.
“We are very excited about Destination America being the new network for IMPACT WRESTLING and the partnership with Discovery Communications both domestically and across the globe. Their commitment to promote and grow our brand in innovative and compelling ways was instrumental in knowing we had found the right home,” said Carter. “Together we will create an experience that takes our fans on a new journey that will push the envelope of technology, including where we take our cameras, going deeper into our superstars’ lives and showing the reality of what it takes to create a weekly professional wrestling show, all while showcasing the very best male and female athletes in the world.”
— Destination America (@DestAmerica) November 19, 2014
The Destination America channel was made to show different sports, lifestyle, hobbies and aspects of American life. Discovery Communications said that wrestling has a lot of history in America and is something that should be apart of the Destination America lineup.
“Our partnership in this uniquely entertaining franchise with TNA IMPACT WRESTLING provides a significant addition to Destination America’s programming strategy,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Destination America. “The enduring, cross-generational enthusiasm of pro wrestling is felt by millions of fans around the country, from coast-to-coast and throughout the heartland. We are delighted to bring this beloved American pastime to the one and only network dedicated to celebrating the unique spirit of the U.S., Destination America.”
The new channel could help bring new fans to TNA and help them get more viewers and better ratings.
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