Breaking NEWS….SKY plans to shut down Bravo

TNA iMPACT! on Bravo

TNA iMPACT! on Bravo

I have been informed that the parent company of Bravo, BSKYB, will be shutting down the channel and moving its programming to Sky 2 or Sky 3. Some programming will be canceled. Bravo joins the other formerly Virgin Media channel – Virgin 1 (since rebranded Channel One) in its status of being shut down. Obviously, TNA Impact! airs on Bravo and has garnered excellent ratings here, regularly beating out the WWE programming on Sky.

Also take note that WWE is on Sky and therefore it is highly doubtful that any TNA Programming would be allowed on those channels, in fact its rumoured that WWE have an exclusivity clause in their agreement with Sky.

Worst case scenario is SKY buy out the remainder of the contract and TNA has to take the soft landing of the Extreme Sports Channel – already home to their monthly Pay-Per View events as well as the syndicated Xplosion show. However Extreme is NOT a major channel comparable with Bravo and this move would likely ruin TNA’s current ratings momentum here in the UK.

More to come, stay tuned folks….

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About Ray Mullan
Ray Mullan is a longtime wrestling fan and Owner/Editor of TNA UK . Also a contributing writer to a number of other online wrestling media including 1Wrestling.com, Wrestle Zone UK & Lords of Pain.

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