Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc, the parent company of Ring of Honor, issued a press release on Wednesday to tout their new domestic television distribution agreement with Discovery Communications, the parent company of Destination America.
It’s announced the deal is for 26 weeks (or half a year).
Under the deal, ROH will reach an additional 57 million households including those in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and other large cities where Ring of Honor is not currently airing.
Below is the official release in its entirety:
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) (the "Company") announced that it has signed a national broadcast deal with Destination America, part of Discovery Communications, for the Company's professional wrestling promotion, Ring of Honor ("ROH"). ROH will premiere on Destination America for 26 weeks beginning Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 8pm EST/7pm CST. The announcement was made by Joe Koff, Chief Operating Officer - Ring of Honor Wresting.
"We are very excited to be partnering with Destination America for the broader distribution of the ROH programming," commented Joe Koff, Chief Operating Officer - Ring of Honor Wrestling. "ROH will now reach an additional 57 million households including those in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and other large cities where Ring of Honor is not currently airing.
ROH has a loyal fan base and is one of the fastest growing major wrestling franchises in the country. With this great partnership with Destination America, we can continue to expand our footprint and reach while producing entertaining, original content and continuing to provide wrestling fans some of the best wrestling content available."
"With the electric and intense matches that Ring of Honor provides, Destination America is the network for fans to get an entire evening of jaw-dropping entertainment on Wednesday nights," said Marc Etkind, General Manager of Destination America. "Ring of Honor showcases tenacity, athleticism and passion and it serves as the place where America's favorite wrestling stars are born."
About Ring of Honor Wrestling:
Ring of Honor Wrestling is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies with affiliations across all the major networks. Ring of Honor is a professional wresting company which produces weekly, original 1-hour television wrestling programs and is the only wresting promotion in the United States with a major, multi-market presence on broadcast TV. Ring of Honor is also syndicated on select TV stations and regional Cable Systems. For further information on Ring of Honor visit www.rohwrestling.com.