SuperSport secures pro wrestling broadcast deal


Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Impact Wrestling, a professional wrestling television
show, has made an agreement with sports broadcaster SuperSport to continue
to be broadcast throughout Sub-Saharan Africa until 2019. The deal means that
African fans can continue to watch professional wrestling every week on
Mondays at 18h00 on SuperSport.

SuperSport brings the stars of TNA such as world heavyweight champion Bobby
Lashley, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, James Storm and MVP to fans in: Angola, Benin,
Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African
Republic, Chad, Comoros Islands, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti,
Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea
Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali,
Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of
South Africa, Reunion, Rwanda, St Helena and Ascension, Sao Tome and
Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Socotra, Sudan, South
Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaire, Zimbabwe and
adjacent islands.

Dixie Carter, president of TNA said: “TNA’s international distribution continues to
expand, reaching more fans than ever before.

“We have had a wonderful relationship with SuperSport since first airing on the
channel in 2011 and we look forward to attracting more fans to our entertaining
programming. This multi-year deal with SuperSport is one more example of TNA’s
remarkable international growth as we continue executing our global brand and
programming strategies.’

Brandon Foot, acting chief executive of SuperSport, added: “SuperSport is
delighted with this agreement. TNA has proven to be a valuable staple on our
platforms and we look forward to more good shows.’

“The offering resonates with a large number of our viewers across the African
continent, so this extension is a very encouraging development.’


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