A new combatant has entered the world of professional wrestling streaming. Ahead of this weekend’s Wrestlemania, video podcast OTT streaming service PodTV has announced that they will be launching Pro Wrestling TV (PWTV), the world’s first and only ad-supported streaming and on-demand network linear channel to offer professional wrestling 24/7 with multiple promotions, talk shows, documentaries, and feature films.
Recently, PWTV announced that the platform will be the exclusive home of the Control Your Narrative wrestling promotion, which was founded by professional wrestlers Ethan Carter III (EC3), Adam Scherr (formerly Braun Strowman in WWE), and EC3’s business partner Jedediah Koszewski.
“We’re thrilled to officially launch Pro Wrestling TV during the most anticipated wrestling weekend of the year,” said Brandon Blackburn, President of PWTV and co-founder of PodTV. “Our network is an endless streaming experience for wrestling fans and allows them access to a platform dedicated solely to wrestling content. We’re a great complement to the top tier programming offered by leading wrestling media networks.”
The ad-supported streaming channel will cater to fans by airing curated content, including shows hosted by fan-favorite personalities.
“Pro Wrestling TV is giving wrestlers a chance to create and tell their stories,” said CYN co-founder Adam Scherr.
The network will be kicking off its launch with an event at Gilley’s of Dallas on Friday, March 31, at 5 PM ET. The event will be led by PWTV President Brandon Blackburn, who will provide details to fans about the content and promotions that will be airing on the network. Blackburn will be joined by wrestling stars Killer Kross, Scarlett Bordeau, and Scherr, who will discuss their futures in the industry, and upcoming matches.
“There is no comprehensive wrestling network that offers a broader mix of ongoing programming formats. Our slate includes a wide variety of global wrestling promotions, feature films and documentaries, as well as an unsurpassed lineup of wrestling reality series and talk shows. On a weekly basis, PWTV will deliver an unprecedented frequency of new shows and episodes at no cost to wrestling fans,” said Jeff White CEO of PodTV.
White continued: “Our innovative platform enables wrestling talent and content creators to reach the broadest wrestling audience possible across the biggest streaming platforms in the Smart TV and mobile device world while retaining their creative control and ownership. The burgeoning creator economy epitomizes our philosophy.”
Pro Wrestling TV will be available for download on SmartTVs and mobile app stores worldwide.