Anthem Sports & Entertainment, the parent company of Impact Wrestling and Fight Network announced today that they will be joining the Sports Plus package on YouTube TV. For $10.99 per month, subscribers can get the Sports Plus add-on and watch content from the wrestling promotion and the combat channel.
“Fight Network and IMPACT Wrestling have built a strong legacy delivering quality sports-based content to audiences around the world, and we are proud to join forces with YouTube TV’s Sports Plus package to reach even more viewers through this landmark deal,” said Jaime Pollack, Chief Revenue Officer, Sports Group, which includes IMPACT Wrestling and Fight Network.
Founded in 2002, IMPACT Wrestling was the second-largest professional wrestling company in North America at its peak, and in 2017, the company was acquired by Anthem after nearing bankruptcy. The promotion has since rebounded by embracing innovative technologies, digital media, and launching its own streaming service. With a library of more than 4,000 hours of new and classic content, wrestling Hall of Famers Ric Flair, Kevin Nash, Sting, Kurt Angle, and superstars AJ Styles, and Samoa Joe are just some of the names who have stepped inside of the squared circle in IMPACT Wrestling.
Launched in 2005, Fight Network was originally a linear cable channel but has transitioned to streaming content while becoming a dominant force in the world of combat sports. MMA, kickboxing, professional wrestling, and boxing can all be found on the network. The network also features critically-acclaimed original programs including Retrospective, In 60, Diary and After The Fight
Impact Wrestling and Fight Network will be joining Sports Plus Package lineup which features beIN SPORTS / beIN SPORTS XTRA, GOL TV, MAVTV Motorsports Network, NFL RedZone, Stadium, Outside TV+, and more.
Pollack continued: “YouTube TV is leading the way in the streaming landscape, and we are excited to join their lineup as we continue delivering the exclusive high-quality combat sports and professional wrestling programming that Fight Network and IMPACT Wrestling are known for.”