Pop TV Executive Comments on Impact Wrestling no Longer Worked on The Network


Impact Wrestling announced last month that they had signed a new television deal with Pursuit Channel to air their flagship show in the United States. This was after Pop TV decided to not renew their TV deal after taking the show out of prime time and placing it in a later time slot.

The promotion is now airing their episodes on their Twitch online streaming channel for free and the Pursuit Channel.

Pop TV President Brad Schwartz spoke with Deadline.com where he talked about the decision to pull Impact Wrestling off of their network.

“Yes, we had a wrestling show every Thursday night, which by the way was one of our 10 highest-rated shows on the network,” Schwartz said. “They wanted to keep going, obviously.”

“We had to really start focusing on brand and expectation, and I think if you’re going to pitch yourself and tell audiences that you’re this place for premium content, Schitt’s Creek, Flack, Florida Girls, this type of stuff, then people need to know what to expect from you when they come to the channel.”

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