IMPACT Wrestling Leaving Showcase TV At The End Of August
IMPACT! will still be available on IMPACT Plus and 5STAR...
Since July 2018, IMPACT Wrestling programming has been available in the United Kingdom on Sky channel 192 as part of Fight Network UK's partnership with Showcase TV. IMPACT! was initially broadcast on Friday nights, but the show moved to Wednesdays at 9 pm last October.
Fight Network UK announced earlier today they will be leaving Showcase TV at the end of August. Fans can still watch IMPACT! for free on IMPACT Plus from 3 am on Wednesdays and on 5STAR on Friday nights.
Fight Network UK issued the following statement:
"Fight Network programming will no longer be available on Showcase TV from the end of August - but fight fans can keep up with Fight Network online at www.fightnetwork.com, including future programming announcements for the UK and Ireland.
"IMPACT Wrestling’s flagship weekly show IMPACT! will continue to premiere for FREE on IMPACT Plus on Tuesdays at 10 pm ET (Wednesdays at 3 am in the UK) and can also be watched on demand at any time after then.
"IMPACT Plus is IMPACT Wrestling's official online streaming service, giving subscribers access to thousands of hours of HD content from the near-20 year history of IMPACT Wrestling. It can be viewed on a variety of devices including Mac, PC, Android, Android, iOS, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV.
"IMPACT Wrestling can also be seen in the UK and Ireland every Friday night on 5Star, which is available on Freeview, Sky, Virgin, Freesat and TalkTalk TV."
The network later confirmed on Facebook it was their decision to leave Showcase TV as they want to try and bring their programming to a wider audience in the UK.
After a fan asked about the decision, they replied: "Hi Garry, it was FN's decision to leave the channel. Rest assured, other avenues are being explored to bring FN programming to the UK in other, more cost-effective ways that will make the content more available to viewers."