Sony Six acquires wrestling TV rights for South Asia
Rebecca Hawkes | 02-08-2013
Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling is to be broadcast across the Indian subcontinent by sports channel Sony Six each week, following a rights agreement sealed with parent company Multi Screen Media (MSM).
The broadcasting deal includes a range of TNA programming, including Impact Wrestling, Xplosion, Greatest Matches and Unfinished Business, along with four pay-per-view programmes and eight specials throughout the year.
"Sony Six will now offer fans more than 500 hours of original wrestling content every year. TNA Wrestling is a global phenomenon, producing exclusive entertainment for more than five million viewers in 14 languages each week and seen in more than 120 countries across the world. We at Sony Six look forward to building on this fascinating sport in the years to come," said NP Singh, chief operating officer, MSM.
Man Jit Singh, CEO, MSM added: "Wrestling is considered one of the ancient sports in the world, and India with 'kushti' has a storied tradition in wrestling. India's recent success in international wrestling has attracted the youth in India and also captured the imagination and interest of audiences across the country."