TNA WRESTLING TO DEBUT ON MCS EXTREME IN FRANCE
Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling announced a new television agreement that brings its flagship programme, “TNA iMPACT!” to France’s MCS EXTREME on Ma Chaine Sport. The deal was negotiated by RDA TV, exclusive international television distribution partners of TNA Entertainment.
“TNA iMPACT!” will air Fridays at 20:00 starting September 10, while TNA pay-per-view events will be available via MCS’s On-Demand service beginning with TNA’s biggest event of the year, “Bound For Glory 2010,” October 10.
“TNA iMPACT!” brings a two hour weekly dose of the very best in professional wrestling to MCS, featuring huge matches and high drama from some of the most famous names in professional wrestling such as pop culture icon Hulk Hogan, ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair, ‘The Phenomenal’ AJ Styles, “The Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy and Rob Van Dam.
MCS is the among the leading sports channels in France reaching over 8 million households through Cable, Satellite, ADSL and Mobile. MCS boasts several sports channels including: Ma Chaine Sport (its flagship channel), MCS Extrême, MCS Mobile, as well as various PPV and VOD services. Other content carried on Ma Chaine Sport includes Football, Boxing, Tennis ATP/WTA, Athletics and many more, for a total of more than 4000 hours per year of exclusive content.
TNA President Dixie Carter said: “TNA is excited to bring ‘iMPACT!’ back to our French fans. As TNA continues to grow internationally, our French fans have demanded TNA programming, and we’re thrilled to bring the best professional wrestling in the world to MCS.”
TNA Wrestling has gone from strength to strength since its founding in 2002 and now boasts broadcast deals in over 100 countries. In a sign of the growth of the TNA brand, global wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan signed on in 2009 to lead the roster of experienced veterans and up and coming superstars to new heights.
RDA TV has secured a record number of deals for TNA content over the past 12 months, amounting to almost 2000 hours of programming including the UK (Bravo, Extreme Sports Channel and BT Vision), Germany (Sky), Australia (Fox8, Fuel TV and One), Africa (Setanta Sports), Portugal (Sport TV), Denmark (Canal 9) and Panama (TV Max)
Attention French Fans: TNA Wrestling Debuts on MCS Extreme in France