TSA to Distribute TNA’s Impact Wrestling in Asia


KUALA LUMPUR: The television rights for TNA’s Impact Wrestling are to be represented by Total Sports Asia (TSA) in Southeast Asia, excluding Thailand.

RDA Television, a sports rights distribution agency in the U.K., has picked up TNA’s Southeast Asian media rights in a three-year deal with TSA. Every year TNA produces more than 200 hours of programming, including the weekly show Xplosion. The sports entertainment company is home to such talents as Hulk Hogan, Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle and MMA fighter Rampage Jackson, among others.

Julian Jackson, TSA’s chief content officer, said: "Having been very successful previously in selling pro wrestling, we know that it works in pretty much every country in the region. It is a sport that transcends religious, racial and regional boundaries to become appointment TV in every country and we are delighted to be working with TNA to really take the brand to the next level of success given the high quality of programming that TNA delivers week in, week out."

Richard Dennis, the managing director of RDA Television, added: "We have great confidence that TSA will help drive the TNA Wrestling brand forward in South Asia, and deliver great content for broadcasters throughout the region. We have known and worked with TSA for many years and we’re looking forward to this new dimension in our working relationship."