MLW sent out the following press release announcing their TV deal with FreeSports in the UK and Ireland.
MLW AND FREESPORTS REACH MEDIA RIGHTS DEAL; MLW FUSION TO PREMIERE THIS TUESDAY NIGHT IN UK & IRELAND
UNITED KINGDOM - Major League Wrestling, announced today it has entered into an agreement to broadcast its flagship weekly hour-long program MLW Fusion and Special Events nationally across the UK and Ireland on FreeSports, the most widely available Sports Channel in the country.
The partnership will commence with a 2-hour special special this Tuesday evening featuring the 2019 Battle Riot at 10pm.
Starting next week, FUSION will air every Monday at 10pm on FreeSports.
FreeSports is available on Freeview HD channel 64, Sky channel 422, Virgin 553, FreeSat 252, TalkTalk 64 and BT Vision channel 64. FreeSports is available in Ireland on Sky channel 429.
“This is a landmark deal for Major League Wrestling,” said MLW CEO and founder Court Bauer. "FreeSports features some of the premier sports leagues in the world. This partnership is going to take MLW to the next level as we take the league global."
Richard Webb, COO of FreeSports said: “There is a huge wrestling following in the UK and we are delighted to bring Major League Wrestling, the fastest growing wrestling league to UK viewers. UK wrestling fans will be already familiar with the Hart Foundation, the famous wrestling family as well as Davey Boy Smith Jr.’s father, the British Bulldog who are stars in the promotion.
“MLW already adds to our whole range of sports including – ice hockey, pool, rugby, football, etc. And it’s all free to 18 million homes in the UK on FreeSports."
FreeSports is dedicated to bringing free sport back to 18 million UK homes through the Freeview, Sky, Freesat, Virgin TV (HD), TalkTalk and BT Platforms.
For too long top quality sport has been locked behind a paywall, but now FreeSports aims to break this barrier and bring live sport back to the masses.
Our ever growing sports line-up includes; Football - Rugby League - Tennis - Ice Hockey - MMA - Basketball - Cricket - Speedway - Nascar - Athletics - Wrestling... and lots more world class action brought to you in partnership with some of sports' leading rights holders including; IMG, MP Silva, Lagardere & Infront.
Televised sport is back where it belongs, Live and Free on FreeSports - because sport is better free!
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About Major League Wrestling
Major League Wrestling (MLW) is a sports media holding company with a focus on professional wrestling sporting events/programming, digital content and ancillary entertainment.
The fastest growing wrestling league today, MLW’s weekly TV series, Major League Wrestling: FUSION, airs Saturday nights 9pm ET / 6pm PT on beIN SPORTS in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Wrestling fans in the United Kingdom and Ireland can watch FUSION on FreeSports Tuesday nights at 10pm. In Israel, FUSION airs at 6:10pm on Ego Total.
MLW features a roster full of high profile fighters and on-air talent from around the world including: The Hart Foundation, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, Low Ki, LA Park, Salina de la Renta, Jim Cornette, CONTA Unit, Alex Hammerstone, MJF, Mance Warner, Sami Callihan and many more.
MLW is the parent company of the MLW Radio Network, the leading provider of professional wrestling podcasts in the world with 5-6 podcasts in the top iTunes 100 in the sports category on the average day.