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Sony SIX (a part of Multi Screen Media Network), India’s premier sports entertainment channel, and TNA Wrestling, the international professional wrestling entertainment organization, have partnered up for India's first ever LIVE televised wrestling event
Mr. Murtuza Madraswala, AVP - Marketing, Sony SIX & Sony KIX, today announced three historic LIVE TNA Wrestling events scheduled to take place in Mumbai from 2nd to 4th December, a pioneering move that brings an internationally broadcast sporting event to India featuring the Stars and Knockouts of IMPACT WRESTLING, TNA's flagship.
The final show, TNA One Night Only: Mumbai, on Friday, 4th December will be broadcast LIVE in India, the United States and all around the world. Full information, including broadcast details, will be released in the coming weeks.
Also present at the launch were two of TNA's most recognisable names; former TNA World Heavyweight Champion Ethan Carter III and Knockout Rebel, who are currently undertaking a seven-day international media tour of four of India's major cities to promote the upcoming LIVE events.
In addition to this, Sony SIX and TNA announced the launch of their second search for India's next big wrestling star - to join Mahabali Shera on the TNA roster.
The project will give aspiring wrestlers from India an opportunity to be showcase their talents on a global platform. The announcement follows 2014's grand unveiling of TNA's first ever Indian wrestler, Mahabali Shera - after a year-long talent search led by TNA Hall of Famer and Olympic Gold Medallist Kurt Angle.
In a further exciting announcement, world-renowned wrestling star and Indian hero Dalip Singh will lead the search alongside Gaburick. Singh will be a part of the selection process and help mentor the contenders. He has also given his endorsement to December's LIVE TNA events.
Building on the success of TNA Wrestling on Sony SIX in India, today's announcement highlights the pair's partnership to promote professional wrestling in the region. It is a testament to TNA's growth and the on-going commitment of Sony SIX to cultivate the sport's viewership in mass markets.
Mahabali Shera, Ethan Carter III and Rebel are currently on an expansive promotional tour, engaging fans through a series of activities. TNA fans in India can look forward to meeting and interacting with their heroes in each city.
Prasana Krishnan, Business Head, Sony SIX:
"India is a country that has an extensive history of wrestling, with such talent in abundance. Given the national interest for the sporting event, we want to showcase consistent content along with high quality and local programming to connect with our viewers"
"The TNA One Night Only: Mumbai event will be a first of its kind initiative in India for wrestling fans. For the first time, our local viewers will be able to experience a live event which is something that they have only seen on our channel
"The talent search will further give Indian wrestlers an opportunity to be a part of the incredible international TNA Roster. Through our annual efforts in showcasing international wrestling talents in India, we aim to reach out to a broader fan base in the country."
Dixie Carter, President of TNA Wrestling:
"Our phenomenal partners at Sony SIX have been tremendous in recognizing the powerful reach of professional wrestling and we are thrilled TNA programming has contributed to the network's ranking as the most watched sports channel in all of India. We are also proud of the relationships we are forming with our fans across India and we are honoured to travel our incredible roster to India for three historic global live events emanating from Mahabali Shera's home."
For more information, please contact:
Kaumudi Naithani +91 9833931953 [email protected]
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About Sony SIX & Sony K1X:
Sony SIX, India's Premier Sports Entertainment Channel is the first sports channel owned and operated by MSM India while Sony KIX is MSM's second foray into sports. Since its inception, both the channels have successfully managed to target the youth in the country through a mix of sports and entertainment.
The combine along with SIX HD is well known for exclusively broadcasting some of the world's largest as well as renowned international sporting properties like The Pepsi IPL, 2014 FIFA World Cup™, UEFA EURO 2016, Qualifiers for UEFA EURO 2016, European Qualifiers for 2018 FIFA World Cup™, 2018 FIFA World Cup™, The Emirates FA Cup, Tim Serie A, BBVA LaLiga, The Champions Tennis League, The Australian Open Tennis Championship, The NBA, TNA IMPACT WRESTLING and The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).