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  • Writer's pictureCarlos Astorga

IMPACT Wrestling Announces New Media Rights Deal with TAPDMV in the Philippines

TORONTO | MANILA – IMPACT Wrestling, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment, announced today a new broadcast deal with Tap Digital Media Ventures Corp. (TAPDMV) to broadcast its flagship weekly show IMPACT!on TAP EDGE across the Philippines beginning this September.

TAP EDGE will also broadcast all major pay-per-view events, including the annual extravaganza Bound For Glory, which takes place on Oct. 20 in Chicago, IL.

IMPACT! will air weekly on TAP EDGE on Saturday nights at 9:00 p.m. The network can be found on SkyCable Channel 218.

“We have always seen tremendous engagement from our fans in the Philippines across IMPACT Wrestling’s digital and social platforms,” said Ed Nordholm, Chief Corporate Officer of Anthem Sports & Entertainment and president of IMPACT Wrestling. “We are excited to expand our presence in the Filipino market through our new broadcast partnership with TAPDMV.”

“We are thrilled to bring IMPACT Wrestling to the Philippines,” said Celinda De Guia, president and CEO of TAPDMV. “Filipinos have always loved wrestling and there’s a renewed interest with a growing community of both new and longtime wrestling fans in the country. Our plan is to make IMPACT Wrestling available on our linear and OTT platforms.”

Peter ChanLiong, TAPDMV COO, added: “IMPACT Wrestling is the perfect fit for our channel, TAP EDGE. It truly complements our line-up of action sports, MMA and Esports. We look forward to the excitement and thrills IMPACT Wrestling will bring.”

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About IMPACT Wrestling

IMPACT Wrestling is one of the world’s largest wrestling entertainment properties, creating more than 300 hours of original content annually across television and other digital platforms. IMPACT Wrestling specializes in creating premium content, events, products, merchandise and music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. Its highly successful flagship, IMPACT!, is broadcast globally, including Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Pursuit Channel and Twitch in the United States, Fight Network and GameTV in Canada, Sony ESPN in India, 5STAR and Fight Network in the United Kingdom, SuperSport in Africa, and MVStv in Mexico.IMPACT Wrestling is a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp.

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About TAP

TAP (TAP Digital Media Ventures Corp.) is a multi-platform sports media brand which aims to connect and engage with sports fans by bringing together a robust collection of world-class programs and live sporting events. With an array of exciting broadcasts that cater to different audiences, TAP takes sports entertainment to greater heights with bold and innovative ways to enjoy your favorite sports and lifestyle contents.

TAP offers a wide range of sports categories which include Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Football, Contact Sports, Motorsport, Action Sports, E-Sports, News and Lifestyle.

TAP brands include TAP Sports featuring popular and top-tier sports content with big name athletes and live events; TAP W, the only female-oriented sports channel featuring women’s sports, lifestyle, fitness and health; TAP Edge featuring trendy and adrenaline pumping content for millennials; and TAP Live, a free access streaming service offering both Linear and Ad-Supported Video on Demand (AVOD).


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