Major League Wrestling Announces New TV Deal In The UK And Ireland
Major League Wrestling has a new home in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Sports Channel Network and Major League Wrestling (“MLW”) announced a new multi-platform broadcast partnership for the UK and Ireland starting this fall. Sports Channel Network (Channel 266 on Freeview and Youview as well as on Freesat, mobile and smart TV devices) offers the consumer “the opportunity to watch premium sports content from over 25 categories ranging from action sports to fishing.”
MLW will also be distributed on VOD365, SCN’s free online streaming platform; it is available on all iOS and Android devices.
“The UK and Ireland are amongst MLW’s strongest markets globally and with Sports Channel Network making a significant move as a multi-platform player, it made perfect sense to partner with them to showcase our thrilling product to our loyal and passionate fans. And it’s all free to millions of homes,” states Court Bauer, CEO and Founder of MLW.
“We are pleased to welcome Major League Wrestling as a key content partner on Sports Channel Network. The free to air channel proposition will allow fans of MLW to enjoy the content across multiple streaming devices without the need to subscription or payment,” Giles Goodwin, Head of Content Strategy said.
The premiere broadcast will be announced at a later date. Inside The Ropes first reported the news regarding MLW’s new distribution partner. A source within MLW said the announcement was originally supposed to coincide with a live special in the UK prior to the pandemic, and also offered ITR the following statement:
“The key appeal to this deal is that it is a multi-platform deal. MLW has put a big focus on betting on streaming while being mindful of always having a conventional cable/satellite partner. This comprehensive deal provides MLW with a streaming presence on Sports Channel Network’s sister streamer VOD365 as well as Sports Channel Network, which does not require a subscription and is available on FreeView.”
ABOUT SPORTS CHANNEL NETWORK
Sports Channel Network offers premium programming from Major League Baseball, Pro Fight League, Formula E Motor Racing and the European Cricket League.
Sports Channel Network is wholly owned by VOD365, a streaming media services provider that creates and distributes video on demand channels on internet connected TV, digital and mobile devices.
To date the business has four channels live with more rolling out in the coming months.
Learn more about SCN and VOD365 at: www.vod365.co.uk.