Anthem Sports was very pleased with how the IMPACT Wrestling tapings went in India over the weekend. The Indian TV deal with Sony is obviously very important to the company and is one of the most important television markets for IMPACT, along with the United States and the United Kingdom.
One of Anthem's first moves was upgrading the UK television situation, moving to Spike UK.
So now the next priority is upgrading the US television for IMPACT. IMPACT's deal with POP is up in January 2018 and IMPACT is making moves in hopes of returning to Spike in the US next year. There have been preliminary discussions between IMPACT and Spike for a return in the US in January and while both sides are denying the talks, the interest is mutual. Spike is undergoing a re-branding next year and CBS (Spike's parent company) believes the return of IMPACT would help give Spike a boost for its relaunch as The Paramount Network.