“Global Wrestling Network” Streaming Service Officially Launches
Anthem / Impact have finally launched their promised streaming service, Global Wrestling Network.
The service is $7.99 a month and features old Impact/TNA episodes and PPVs. Episodes of Impact for the past year are currently available for free, with the latest one being the September 21 episode.
There are currently three sections: Impact Wrestling, Classic Wrestling, and Indy Wrestling. The indy section is blank, while the classic section has a few “Pro Wrestling Superstars” episodes. Anthem’s Ed Nordholm previously said that he would ideally like to bring on other partners in the future to stream their content on the service.
Anthem released this:
Anthem Launches Global Wrestling Network Multi-Platform Digital Service
NASHVILLE | TORONTO – Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., the parent company of IMPACT Wrestling, announced today the launch of the Global Wrestling Network, a multi-platform digital service designed to give fans around the world instant 24-hour access to the extensive IMPACT Wrestling library, including every classic pay-per-view event, groundbreaking original series, reality shows and documentaries, exclusive events and cards from international promotions and partners, classic content from old territories, over 1,000 hours of original programming, plus the ability to purchase premium live pay-per-view events.
Global Wrestling Network will be available on all major over-the-top (OTT) platforms and devices, including web at GlobalWrestlingNetwork.com, iOS and Android, and coming soon to Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV and Smart TVs. A premium subscription will be priced at just US$7.99 per month with a 30-day free trial for new members.
Members will also have free access to episodes of the weekly flagship show IMPACT!, as well as new weekly episodes of Xplosion and other original digital content featuring top professional wrestling stars, including Eli Drake, Bobby Lashley, EC3, Eddie Edwards, James Storm, the high-flying X-Division, the lovely and lethal Knockouts, including Sienna, Rosemary and Gail Kim, and talent from international partner promotions such as Johnny Impact, Naomichi Marufuji and El Hijo del Fantasma.
“Within just one year, we have made tremendous progress by re-branding and re-energizing the IMPACT Wrestling product,” said Ed Nordholm, president of IMPACT Wrestling. “The launch of the Global Wrestling Network marks a significant milestone in the brand’s digital growth and international expansion. Working with our partners, GWN will create, acquire and curate content from various promotions around the globe to become the leading provider of independent professional wrestling content in the world.”
Programming from IMPACT Wrestling’s 15-year library showcases household industry names such as Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Sting, Kurt Angle, Kevin Nash, Jeff Jarrett, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode and many more.
The website does not use HTTPS/SSL, as all websites that process credit card payments should do. This means that your credit card info is not encrypted and is more susceptible to being stolen or hacked, especially if you’re on a public wifi network, so they should probably fix that.
GWN is a non-secure WordPress site pic.twitter.com/QAu5asDR5J
— Brandon Howard (@BrandonThurston) October 10, 2017
The Global Wrestling Network Twitter account posted that the security vulnerabilities have now been fixed.
Hey there – SSL is now installed on GWN, and payment processing and CC information were already being handled securely via PayPal. Enjoy!
— GWN (@GWNapp) October 10, 2017