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    Re: Impact looking for a home

    Post by danhere on Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:56 am

    word now they are looking to be on destination america (discovery channel property)
    bad news for me because its not part of the uverse 200 package.
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    Post by SBR on Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:44 pm

    big davey dave wrote:--This is an update on the TNA television situation. On Wednesday, sources at Destination America believed they had a deal with TNA and those in the TNA office believed an announcement was being made on Thursday. It is possible they will wait until after the TV show on Wednesday to make the announcement so they don't come across as lame duck on Spike, which was nice enough to keep them on the air past the contract expiration to allow them to not disappear off the radar before a deal is made. Spike officials last night were openly talking that they are getting out of the pro wrestling business. This decision was made a long time ago, but it was always said to me off the record because Spike publicly didn't want to make it look bad for TNA and wanted to be a good partner on the way out. But all the talk about negotiations continuing for the past few months regarding a renewal was never the case. Whether the "Best of" shows air 12/3 to 12/17 or 12/31 is not a sure thing. We were told midweek that this Wednesday would be the final show on Spike and the best of's were not happening by someone on the wrestling side, but Spike told us that 12/3, 12/10 and 12/17 were a go, and 12/24 and 12/31 were up in the air and a final decision hadn't been made. It should be clear later this week whether they will do any of those previously announced show, past the point Spike will not air wrestling on 11/26.


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    Re: Impact looking for a home

    Post by TeeBeeKay on Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:38 pm

    Not that it matters because I don't watch impact, but I just checked and I don't get this new channel, and i have a pretty decent dish package, so thats not a great sign

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    Re: Impact looking for a home

    Post by The PhenomenalBullyOne on Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:42 pm

    I get both channels mention I got Verizion Fios. I just read Online from the Inqusteior if thats how its spelt that TNA is suppoused to make an annoucement on their tv deal within the next 24 hour. And that was 7 hours ago.
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    Re: Impact looking for a home

    Post by Stroke on Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:00 pm

    TNA to Destination America. Multi-year deal.


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    Post by SBR on Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:01 pm

    (Silver Spring, Md.) – Discovery Communications announced today that it has signed a multi-year deal with TNA (Total Nonstop Action) IMPACT WRESTLING to bring the popular league to homes nationwide on Destination America, the only network dedicated to celebrating the people, places and stories of the United States. Destination America officially enters the ring with its first world premiere of IMPACT WRESTLING in January 2015. The series features some of the biggest names in professional wrestling, including Jeff Hardy, Bobby Roode, Kurt Angle, Bobby Lashley and Gail Kim. The partnership includes the U.S. premieres of additional TNA WRESTLING series and specials and provides Discovery Communications with international broadcasting rights in select regions, to be announced at a later date.

    “Our partnership in this uniquely entertaining franchise with TNA IMPACT WRESTLING provides a significant addition to Destination America’s programming strategy,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Destination America, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel, Discovery Fit & Health and Discovery Family Channel. “The enduring, cross-generational enthusiasm of pro wrestling is felt by millions of fans around the country, from coast-to-coast and throughout the heartland. We are delighted to bring this beloved American pastime to the one and only network dedicated to celebrating the unique spirit of the U.S., Destination America.”

    “Our knockout partnership with TNA IMPACT WRESTLING continues Destination America’s mission of bringing our viewers the best of all-American entertainment, and going center ring with one of the world’s foremost professional wrestling leagues fits perfectly within our DNA,” said Marc Etkind, general manager of Destination America. “Wrestling has created a fiercely loyal, passionate and widespread fan base, and we look forward to being part of the TNA family.”

    “We are very excited about Destination America being the new network for IMPACT WRESTLING and the partnership with Discovery Communications both domestically and across the globe. Their commitment to promote and grow our brand in innovative and compelling ways was instrumental in knowing we had found the right home,” said TNA President Dixie Carter. “Together we will create an experience that takes our fans on a new journey that will push the envelope of technology, including where we take our cameras, going deeper into our superstars’ lives and showing the reality of what it takes to create a weekly professional wrestling show, all while showcasing the very best male and female athletes in the world.”

    Since launching in 2012, Destination America has become one of cable’s top five fastest-growing networks*, earning 10 consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth in Prime among P2+. With top series that explore unique American cultures and ways of life – including Mountain Monsters, A Haunting, Hillbilly Blood, Buying the Bayou, Buying Alaska, Ghost Asylum and BBQ Pitmasters – Destination America’s programming spans the nation from Alaska, Hawaii and Colorado to Louisiana, West Virginia and communities in between. To find Destination America, the new home of TNA’s IMPACT WRESTLING, go to destinationamerica.com/watchda.

    TNA is a privately held sports entertainment company based in Nashville, Tenn., specializing in TV properties, events, merchandise, music, and the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. TNA annually delivers more than 500 hours of original content to millions of fans around the world.

    I actually get Destination America, I know this because my dad loves that channel. Might be the only one.


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    Re: Impact looking for a home

    Post by danhere on Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:19 pm

    saddly no tna for me on tv, as mentioned dam is on the uverse 200 package, I'll watch replay on youtube
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    Re: Impact looking for a home

    Post by Slayer on Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:45 pm

    I get Destination America, as I have DirecTV and it's not a channel that costs any extra to get (as far as I know).

    Destination America also has a Hulu channel (http://www.hulu.com/companies/destination-america), so perhaps there's a possibility they put episodes of Impact on there for people that don't get the channel.

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    Post by danhere on Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:55 pm

    Slayer wrote:I get Destination America, as I have DirecTV and it's not a channel that costs any extra to get (as far as I know).

    Destination America also has a Hulu channel (http://www.hulu.com/companies/destination-america), so perhaps there's a possibility they put episodes of Impact on there for people that don't get the channel.
    if it on hulu free thats great if on plus I'm fine with that, I'll just get the free trial to watch impact and then cancel it. I did that with the voltron movie there.
    uverse200 which i have doesn't include dam (love the initials for destination america)
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    Re: Impact looking for a home

    Post by SBR on Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:06 pm

    Their highest rated show does about 400,000 viewers. So ends up it makes sense why they would want TNA.


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    Re: Impact looking for a home

    Post by TeeBeeKay on Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:26 pm

    Interesting that Joe's name wasn't in the press release, I thought I heard his contract was up and I wonder if they're not going to re-sign him?
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    Re: Impact looking for a home

    Post by WhoBetta on Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:51 pm

    In my search for this channel (my parents have like every package) I did discover I in fact do have the El Rey Network. Woot!!!

    LUCHA LIBRE MADNESS!!!


    I have like 1500+ channels here and none are Destination America.


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    Re: Impact looking for a home

    Post by JustSkiff on Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:58 pm

    RON SIMMONS TO TNA!!!



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    Re: Impact looking for a home

    Post by danhere on Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:03 pm

    JustSkiff wrote:RON SIMMONS TO TNA!!!



    I get it lol DAM is the initials of destination america
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    Re: Impact looking for a home

    Post by Joe5150 on Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:02 am

    PWInsider:

    Obviously the big news is that TNA has signed a TV deal with Destination America. The company is currently working on finalizing plans for their next TV tapings, which may come as soon as the week of 12/15 in the Mid-West. The company also has holds on The Manhattan Center in New York City the week of 1/6, but if they tape in December, they may let those holds go and instead tape in January during the European tour.

    As Dave Scherer and I discussed in detail yesterday in the PWInsider Elite section, one of the reasons TNA signed with Discovery’s Destination America is that the company will be an important cornerstone of the Network. While they are taking a step backward in the amount of potential viewers who receive the Network vs. their former home at SpikeTV, they will be an important cornerstone of the Network. While they are taking a step backward in the amount of potential viewers who receive the Network vs. their former home at SpikeTV, they willbe much more at the forefront of the Network’s promotional and marketing ends. Destination America’s social media changed all their graphics to showcase TNA talents as soon as the deal was signed. The Network will also provide TNA with the chance to potentially produce additional programming beyond Impact Wrestling, which considering how badly Dixie Carter has wanted to get into reality TV, may be the proper venue for her. Carter was adamant during TV negotiations that the company not just sign a deal for just another two hours of Impact Wrestling, feeling that if they did that, the company was dead in the water in terms of growing their brand in the future. She wanted a partner they can grow with and they may have found that in Discovery Communications.

    Although it’s been portrayed that TNA was in dire straights without SpikeTV, that really wasn’t the case as the company had a number of potential suitors they were negotiating with via their representatives at UTA. It was entirely possible TNA was going to land at WGN America, although that would have meant they were off TV until the second quarter of 2015, which TNA just couldn’t have for obvious reasons. There were also discussions at different points, that we are aware of, with FOX (I am told the ownership of the series was a big sticking point there, as it was when the company met with them in 2010) and with CMT.

    Then there was SpikeTV. A SpikeTV source states they were still in
    discussions with TNA for a “lesser deal” before the two sides agreed they were parting ways just a few weeks ago. Spike had wanted to pay less for the programming as they and TNA were unable to hit the 2 million viewer milestone that was agreed upon as a goal when they signed their last deal in 2010, but there was still interest in maintaining the relationship in the company. After all, SpikeTV Network President Kevin Kay didn’t just happen to show up to one of the NYC TV tapings for no reason, didn’t keep them on the air “to be nice” and didn’t salute TNA on the way out – the two sides were still negotiating

    Those negotiations ended, officially, about 2-3 weeks ago, according to Spike sources, who told me that TNA was never going to get additional programming on Spike, especially when there was a major push within the network to put their resources towards more serious dramas.

    In the months to come, there will be a serious attempt to rebrand the
    appearance of the network into something grander. Spike wants to be more AMC and less of a “Cops” rerun network.
    The reality was that even if TNA had signed a new deal with Spike, they weren’t going to get the type of promotional push that Destination America was going to offer and the chance to do additional programming, something TNA has wanted for years, as recently as wanting to broadcast what are now the One Night Only PPVs as monthly specials, which Spike declined.

    TNA officials are extremely happy that the deal, which was agreed upon about a week or two ago and finalized earlier this week, was done, especially in an environment where Jeff Jarrett has been pitching a promotion and there’s a belief that others (Eric Bischoff's name has been bandied about, but I believe he is still under a no compete with TNA) have been as well, but have been unable to get a TV deal done while TNA was able to get something locked in for the next several years.

    The feeling internally is that now that the TV deal is done, they can work on locking in some new talent deals, focus on the creative for 2015 and re-work the company from the inside out, something John Gaburick has been working on. The live event touring will likely remain light for the time being as the feeling is it can’t currently support them financially the way that it needs to, so it’s going to be babysteps in that they are going to work on building storylines and securing talent first and hopefully bring in fan interest before trying to take the product back out on the road. They are already working on overhauling the TNA website, with Josh Mathews as the point person there.

    On the talent side of things, Kurt Angle, who WWE offered a one-year, full-time deal to several months back, was at the forefront of the Destination America promotional material and looks to be remaining in a part-time position as he attempts to also bridge into more acting work. Gail Kim, who’s deal was expiring, was also promoted heavily. Bobby Lashley, in the midst of his best career run to date, will split his time between TNA Wrestling and Bellator. Others who’s deals have expired have agreed to work on a per appearance basis. The lone talent question mark that remains currently is Bully Ray, who may have actually ended up too expensive for TNA to re-sign given what his market value is worth, but now that TV is secure, that could change as well. He’s obviously valuable in terms of being able to get heat, have good matches and bring others up to a higher level over the course of working programs with him. In 2014, those are all very desirable qualities.
    TNA sources declined to comment onAlberto Del Rio’s statement to fans over the weekend that he was coming into the company.

    With the move from SpikeTV, TNA is now off TV in Canada as of January. A top TNA executive stated yesterday that the company is already working on securing a new deal in that country, so for those of you who are North of the Border, TNA hasn’t forgotten about you. The company’s other international TV deals are unaffected by signing with Destination America, although the deal gives Discovery Communications (Destination’s parent company) the rights to distribute TNA Impact Wrestling internationally in certain markets that weren't named in yesterday’s announcement.

    Impact Wrestling will remain a two hour series. What day of the week it will air has not yet been finalized, although Tuesday or Wednesday appear to be the smart bets.

    TNA will continue with SpikeTV episodes through 12/24, with next week’s episode billed as the start of a look back at “The Best of 2014” for the promotion. There was actually a hell of a lot of good wrestling towards the second half of the year, so the company will have a lot of good matches to showcase.


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    Re: Impact looking for a home

    Post by Xero on Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:38 pm

    tl;dr

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    Re: Impact looking for a home

    Post by danhere on Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:00 pm

    from what I read from dixies interview with jb, the new deal is not a just channel deal,but a network deal: "The support that they are promising across all of their platforms, they are the number one pay TV programmer in the world. This is a global deal. It’s not a channel deal and it’s not just a broad U.S. deal with discovery, this is a global deal. I’m really excited and we have not even begun to scratch the surface, I think, on all that we can do together.”
    who knows explosion might be shown on another discovery channel (maybe on discovery family formerly the hub)

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