In the world that we live in today, it isn’t difficult to broadcast your content to an audience. With so many platforms such as YouTube and Twitch, even the most basic channels and content creators can reach a number of people.
Impact Wrestling, being one of the top wrestling promotions of the world, are fully aware of the power of steaming. That is why they recently announced that they will be streaming their Weekly Impact Show on Twitch. The Pursuit Channel is now home to Impact Wrestling, so Twitch will be there 2nd Platform.
The Tweet by Impact Wrestling read: BREAKING: Starting THIS FRIDAY and every week IMPACT will stream on @Twitch in the US at 10pm ET simulcasting with the @PursuitChannel airing! The possibility of Impact Wrestling going this route was slightly hinted at Impact Executive Vice President Scott D'Amore a while back.
This is what he said when he talked to Wrestling Inc. last month: "We've been looking at moving on, doing some other things, as we looked at the options it seemed like the best time to make a move to Pursuit, which is a sister company to Impact Wrestling.
There's an ownership stake that [Impact parent company] Anthem Sports & Entertainment has in them and Pursuit is a male dominated demographic. They're excited to have us, it gives us a nice home base and it doesn't mean that we don't have long term plans that we hope for Impact to be as a television show and a wrestling company.
We're excited to have a partner that is excited to have us. "The first part of this deal is what we're doing now, the flagship Impact broadcast, airing on Friday nights at 10 pm E. And I know people look at that and go, 'Oh my God, it's the death spot.'
Well, if you look back, when we debuted on Spike TV, it's a different era and network, but wrestling fans find good wrestling. When we went on Spike TV at 11 o'clock on Saturday, we went out there and did probably about 850k viewers when we debuted.
We're excited to work with Pursuit on building it as a platform. We have some ideas and things in the work for other properties on Pursuit. Also, looking to expanding our domestic and international distributions."