Total Sports Asia has announced that they have picked up the rights to carry iMPACT! Wrestling in Southeast Asia, including Thailand, in a three-year agreement via RDA Television. RDA is the agency that handles TNA’s global media distribution rights.
The press release lists Hulk Hogan, Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy, Sting and Rampage Jackson by name and notes that TSA will market TNA and its shows in the region and “expect to significantly increase TNA’s previous distribution as well as revenues in the region.”
Here is the full press release that Total Sports Asia sent us this afternoon:
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING’s television rights will be distributed by Total Sports Asia (TSA) in South East Asia (excluding Thailand). RDA Television, the UK-based sport rights distribution agency that controls TNA’s global media distribution rights, has licensed TNA’s South East Asian media rights in a three year agreement with TSA.
TNA produces over 200 hours of original programming a year in HD that includes the flagship show Impact Wrestling, 4 main PPV Specials, 8 One Night Only PPVs and also the weekly magazine programme Xplosion. As well as “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan, the TNA talent roster boasts such household names as Olympic Gold Medallist Kurt Angle, “The Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy, “The Icon” Sting and MMA & Hollywood superstar Rampage Jackson.
TSA who have a long and very successful experience with distributing combat sports in Asia, especially wrestling, will market the brand and its programmes to the region, where they expect to significantly increase TNA’s previous distribution as well as revenues in the region.
TSA’s Chief Content Officer, Julian Jackson, said that “having been very successful previously in selling pro wrestling, we know that it works in pretty much every country in the region. It is a sport that transcends religious, racial and regional boundaries to become appointment TV in every country and we are delighted to be working with TNA to really take the brand to the next level of success given the high quality of programming that TNA delivers week in, week out”
Richard Dennis, Managing Director, RDA Television, commented, “We have great confidence that TSA will help drive the TNA Wrestling brand forward in South Asia, and deliver great content for broadcasters throughout the region. We have known and worked with TSA for many years and we’re looking forward to this new dimension in our working relationship.”
About Total Sports Asia
Total Sports Asia (TSA) is a leading independent sports marketing agency and content distributor with a dedicated team of over 100 sports marketing experts and seven offices in Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Singapore and Jakarta. Media rights distribution, TV production, sponsorship/licensing, events management and consulting are its core business activities. Representation includes major international rights including, BWF Super Series (Badminton), PSA Pro Tour (Squash), ITTF (Table Tennis), AIBA (Boxing), GLORY World Series kickboxing Visit totalsportsasia.com for more information.
TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held sports entertainment company based in Nashville, Tennessee that specializes in events, products, numerous TV properties, merchandise and music, as well as, the management and promotion of professional wrestlers.
The roster features such greats as Hulk Hogan, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Sting, James Storm, Bobby Roode, Velvet Sky, Brooke Hogan, the lovely and lethal Knockouts and many more through its highly successful TNA IMPACT WRESTLING weekly broadcasts on SPIKE TV.
In addition, TNA produces monthly PPV events and over 100 live shows a year. The product is the world’s most innovative experience in professional wrestling and is broadcast in more than 120 countries.
For more information please visit impactwrestling.com
Visit impactwrestling.com for more information
RDA Television is a UK-based sports media rights distributor. RDA TV works with many leading football clubs including Real Madrid and Liverpool, and has extensive experience in distributing football rights including Copa America, World Cup Qualifiers and international friendly matches. RDA also has extensive experience in wrestling and combat sports, and RDA’s clients include UFC and TNA Impact Wrestling.
Visit rda.tv for more information