IMPACT Wrestling Announces New Media Rights Deal with TAPDMV in the Philippines
New broadcast partnership covers more than 600 broadcast hours of IMPACT Wrestling programming on TAP EDGE
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 showIMPACT! 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 Chan Liong, 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.”
For more information, visit www.impactwrestling.com.
For More Information Contact:
Sr. Director, Programming, Global Distribution & Communications
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp.
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.
For more information visit www.impactwrestling.com.
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).
IMPACT Wrestling Welcomes Professional Soccer Players To TV Tapings, Sept. 5-6, At Sam’s Town Live In Las Vegas
IMPACT Wrestling Welcomes Professional Soccer Players To TV Tapings, Sept. 5-6, At
Sam’s Town Live In Las Vegas
Members of Las Vegas Lights FC, which plays in the USL Championship, will be attending the IMPACT Wrestling TV Tapings on Thursday, Sept. 5, at Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas – and plans for a Ceremonial First-Kick are being finalized, IMPACT executives confirmed.
The soccer contingent will be led by Sammy Ochoa, who will be attending with his kids, and goalie Angel Alvarez.
Ochoa, 32, a forward, has been playing professionally since 2006 and his international career has included time with the Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer (MLS). He has played for the Lights for the past two seasons and tallied 10 goals, which is tied for the franchise record.
Alvarez, born and raised in Las Vegas, graduated from Rancho High School and was named the Goalkeeper of the Year by the Las Vegas Review-Journal as a senior in 2015. He has been playing professionally since 2018.
The Lights made their debut in 2018 and play their home games at Cashman Field. The Lights are coached by U.S. soccer legend Eric Wynalda, and the team’s next home match is Sept. 7.
The 32-team USL is sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation as a Division II Professional League.
Lights mascot, Cash The Soccer Rocker, also will be attending the IMPACT show on Sept. 5.
IMPACT Wrestling is holding TV Tapings at Sam’s Town Live on both Thursday and Friday, September 5-6, with the action starting both nights at 6 p.m. The Las Vegas shows will feature the return of wrestling/MMA legend Ken Shamrock, who plans to address Moose following a series of extremely personal tweets. Also appearing at the IMPACT shows in Las Vegas: Rhyno, TJP, Sami Callihan and reigning World Champion Brian Cage, along with Knockouts Tessa Blanchard, Madison Rayne, Tenille Dashwood and reigning champion Taya Valkyrie.
** For more information about IMPACT Wrestling, go to: www.impactwrestling.com
Kiera Hogan Scheduled to Participate in Chicago Wolves’ Inaugural Pride Night, Speak at the Center on Halsted in Chicago & Much More
Kiera Hogan is having her coming-out celebration this October in Chicago in conjunction with IMPACT Wrestling’s Bound For Glory extravaganza, which is Oct. 20 at The Odeum Expo Center in the Chicago area – with multiple high-profile events scheduled, IMPACT Wrestling announced today.
In late-July, Kiera shared on social media that she is dating fellow wrestler Diamante, and her coming-out story was featured on OutSports.com, which is run by SB Nation. (See link below for Kiera’s OutSports.com story.)
Here is the schedule for Kiera’s event in Chicago:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17
IMPACT Wrestling Pizza Party with Kiera Hogan, To Benefit The Pinta Pride Project
Time: 7pm CT
Location: Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria in Buffalo Grove
Details: This Pizza Party is geared for area youth, hosted by The Pinta Pride Project, which runs Buffalo Grove Pride in suburban Chicago. Molly Pinta, age 13, spearheaded the first-ever Buffalo Grove Pride Parade this past June and has garnered widespread local and national press, including The Today Show. Kiera will speak to the attendees, sign autographs, pose for photos, and more.
Ticket Info: Go to pintaprideproject.com.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
Ceremonial Coin-Toss for flag football games from Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA)
Time: 11am CT
Location: Warren Park in Chicago (6601 N. Western Avenue)
Details: Kiera will talk with players before the games start, then perform the ceremonial coin-flip duties for CMSA flag football games. The Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA) is the largest non-profit gay and lesbian sports organization in the Midwest, with about 3,200 members. CMSA has recreational and competitive levels play in a variety of athletic leagues throughout the year. CMSA is open to all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
Ceremonial Puck-Drop before Chicago Wolves game against Rockford IceHogs for the team’s Pride Night.
Time: 7pm CT game-time
Location: Allstate Arena in Rosemont
Details: The successful minor league hockey team is holding its inaugural Pride Night, with a portion of select tickets sold to the game to benefit the Center of Halsted, which is Chicago’s LGBT community center. Kiera will do the Ceremonial Puck-Drop, then participate in various Pride Night festivities.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
Co-Hosting Drag Show at Scarlet Bar
Time: 9pm CT
Location: Scarlet Bar (3320 N. Halsted Street) in Chicago
Details: Every Saturday night, Scarlet Bar hosts PREGAME to kick off the night’s festivities, with four local drag performers on stage. Kiera will join PREGAME host Aurora Gozmic with co-hosting duties.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
Bi-Ceps Before Brunch: A Speech and Q&A with Kiera Hogan
Time: 11am CT
Location: Center on Halsted in Chicago (3656 N. Halsted Street)
Details: Kiera will speak at the Center on Halsted, which is Chicago’s LGBT community center. Her 45-minute talk will include a Q& A session, plus autographs and photo opportunities.
IN THE RING WITH … KIERA HOGAN
Kiera Hogan has been wrestling professionally since 2015 and an IMPACT Wrestling Knockouts Division member since 2017. She is an Atlanta area resident who lives with her three dogs. Kiera played varsity soccer for three years in high school, then went to college for one year.
“My parents wanted me to go to college; I wanted to pursue my dream – being a professional wrestler. So yes, I had to go through a lot to get to where I am now in wrestling, and thankfully, my parents now are head over heels with my wrestling career and super supportive,” she said.
Kiera has the tattoo “Aspire To Inspire” on her left forearm, which truly is her motivation. “Live your life the way you want to. Whatever dream you have, follow it ... I’m able to follow my dream every day,” she said.
Kiera Hogan will participate in Bound For Glory on Sunday night, October 20, at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park. Bound For Glory is the premier event of the year for IMPACT Wrestling, and it will air live exclusively on pay-per-view. For tickets to Bound For Glory, go to: www.impactwrestling.com.
IMPACT Wrestling is donating a limited number of complimentary tickets to Bound For Glory to attendees at all of her various Chicago-area events.
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