The demand to watch TNA iMPACT! online was so high that TNA has actually sign a deal with Real Networks to stream the show.
iMPACT! TO STREAM ONLINE STARTING THIS FRIDAY – iMPACT! ALSO TO BE AVAILABLE IN SELECT MARKETS
(Nashville, TN) June 29, 2005 – TNA June 29th, 2005 Entertainment, LLC announced today a deal with Real Broadcast Network to stream “iMPACT!” online. The first broadcast will debut this Friday, July 1, 2005 at 4pm ET.
The online broadcasts will be available free to TNA Wrestling fans in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
On Friday afternoon beginning at 4pm ET, fans who visit the TNAwrestling.com website will be provided a link to click on to watch “iMPACT!” in streaming format, much like watching it on television. The “RealPlayer” will be required to view “iMPACT!”. All online broadcasts will be archived for fans to watch at their convenience.
TNA also announced that “iMPACT!” would be available in the following markets:
Sun Sports in Florida: Friday at Midnight
Time Warner Cable of New York City: Tuesday 8PM on channel 94
Augusta, GA: WBEK Saturday 8PM and Tuesday 9PM
Cedar Rapids, IA: KWWF Friday 8PM and Sunday 7PM
Urban America TV: Tuesday 10PM and Saturday 1AM
The complete lineup for this week’s “iMPACT!” is as follows:
Sean Waltman vs. Sonjay Dutt, Lance Hoyt vs. Team Canada’s Eric Young, Abyss vs. Sonny Siaki, America’s Most Wanted vs. Simon Diamond and Trytan, The Phenomenal AJ Styles vs. Alex Shelley, plus, NWA World Heavyweight Champion Raven and TNA X Division Champion The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels. More matches for “No Surrender” on pay-per-view will also be announced!
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