ANTHEM LAUNCHES GLOBAL WRESTLING NETWORK ON-DEMAND SERVICE BY DAVE MELTZER | @davemeltzerwon | OCT 10, 2017 10:28 AM
Anthem Media announced today the launch of the Global Wrestling Network, a service that Ed Nordholm had discussed several weeks back on Wrestling Observer Radio.
While TNA Impact would be the major library used, the network will also use tape libraries that are owned by The Fight Network, including several years worth of Wrestling at the Chase from St. Louis, and a collection of tapes that aired on Canadian PPV produced by Aaron Weiss of some older promotions. In addition, there will be other Canadian independent content including Border City Wrestling, the promotion run by Scott D'Amore.
The company announced the service would debut with 1,000 hours of content at GlobalWrestlingNetwork.com. There is a 30-day free trial available and the price point after that is $7.99 per month
The service will be available on iOS and Android platforms and they state it will be coming soon to Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV.
The service will also include the weekly episodes of Impact after they first air on television in the United States, Canada, and the UK, as well as episodes of Xplosion and weekly digital content produced for the service.
GWN Signups Not Secure, Web Developer Already Gone From The Company
Earlier today, Anthem Sports & Entertainment launched the Global Wrestling Network, an over-the-top streaming network featuring the “the entire 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.”
The subscriptions cost $7.99 per month, but several fans were quick to point out that the Global Wrestling Network website is a non-secure WordPress site – meaning that credit card information submitted could be stolen by hackers.
DO NOT SIGN UP THEIR SITE IS NOT SECURE NON HTTPS – NOT SAFE pic.twitter.com/TJ9my9Ywpu
— TR (@2sweetmebrah) October 10, 2017
SEScoops.com contributor David Bixenspan also spotted several ‘LOLTNA’ aspects of the operation, including the fact that the man who developed the site left Anthem last month after less than a year with the company.