Vancouver’s Extreme Wrestling Nation has entered into a broadcast deal with Telus Optik TV and Telus On Demand.
The professional wrestling promotion, established in 2021, will debut with Telus in December.
The partnership kicks off with NEW All-Access, which is a weekly 60-minute magazine show that will feature full matches, highlights, in-depth interviews and other content.
The All-Access program will use its first three shows to tell the story of NEW’s journey from its beginnings amid the COVID-19 pandemic to quickly establishing itself as one of North America’s leading independent promotions. .
Telus will also carry NEW’s full live wrestling broadcasts beginning in 2023. Fans in Western Canada and Quebec will have the ability to watch the broadcasts in real time.
“We started Nation Extreme Wrestling with the vision of creating a platform for some of the best independent wrestlers in Canada to showcase their talents,” said Rob Fai, President of Nation Extreme Wrestling in a press release. “This process was not rushed, it was deliberate, and Telus Community Content shared many of our community values and broadcast standards. We couldn’t be prouder to open this NEW chapter of our business with such a reliable partner.
It’s the first time an independent wrestling promotion in British Columbia has secured a television deal since Abbotsford-based Top Ranked Wrestling signed a deal with KVOS in 2005.
NEW originally launched on September 11, 2021 in Richmond and has promoted shows at venues including Vancouver’s historic Commodore Ballroom, Nat Bailey Stadium, Studio Nightclub and the Harbor Convention Centre.
For more information on NEW, visit nationextremewrestling.com.