02nd May2019

Impact Wrestling launch Impact Plus subscription VOD service

by Phil Wheat

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Impact Wrestling have announced the launch of IMPACT Plus, a multi-platform digital subscription video-on-demand service featuring live monthly premium network specials, instant access to the 3,000-plus hour IMPACT Wrestling library, groundbreaking original series, reality shows and documentaries, exclusive events from international promotional partners and historical content from old territories.

The 17-year library from Impact Wrestling includes every classic pay-per-view event and features household names in professional wrestling such as Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Sting, Kurt Angle, Kevin Nash, Mick Foley, Booker T, Jeff Jarrett, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode and many more. Said Ed Nordholm, EVP of Anthem Sports & Entertainment and president of IMPACT Wrestling:

Anthem Sports & Entertainment is proud to partner with Brightcove on the development and launch of IMPACT Plus, the latest evolution of IMPACT Wrestling’s subscription video-on-demand service. As our subscriber base has grown, we have established the need for a more robust back-end technology, while looking to enhance our user experience and content offering. Starting this Sunday, we will be delivering a live premium event every month exclusively for IMPACT Plus subscribers.

The first live IMPACT Plus special – Code Red – takes place this Sunday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m. ET in partnership with House of Glory. Emanating from NYC Arena in Queens, NY, Code Red will feature top IMPACT Wrestling stars. The confirmed matches include:

  • Johnny Impact & Taya Valkyrie vs. Eddie Edwards & Alisha Edwards
  • Michael Elgin vs. Willie Mack
  • LAX (Santana & Ortiz) vs. oVe (Dave & Jake Crist) vs. New York Wrecking Krew (Smoothe Blackmon & Chris Seaton)
  • Rich Swann vs. Ace Austin vs. Trey vs. Smiley vs. Evander James vs. Mantequilla – HOG Crown Jewel Championship
  • The Rascalz (Dez & Wentz) vs. The North (Ethan Page & Josh Alexander)
  • Tessa Blanchard & Violette vs. Scarlett Bordeaux & Sonya Strong
  • Moose vs. Ken Broadway

Impact Wrestling’s four major annual pay-per-view events, including Slammiversary and Bound For Glory, will also be available to purchase. Anyone who purchases a pay-per-view event on IMPACT Plus will also receive three months of free access toIMPACT Plus with every pay-per-view purchase. Meanwhile legacy subscribers to Impact Wrestling’s Global Wrestling Network service will be migrated to IMPACT Plus.

IMPACT Plus is available now on all major over-the-top (OTT) platforms and devices, including web at plus.impactwrestling.com, iOS and Android, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV. A premium subscription will be priced at just US$7.99 per month with a 30-day free trial for new members. Annual subscriptions will also be available for US$71.99.

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