The folks behind the Starrcast convention have announced that fans will be able to watch live via FITE TV.
We are proud to announce that Starrcast 2018 will be broadcast LIVE and exclusively on @FiteTV!
Now fans from across the world who couldn't make the trip to Chicago can be "all in" on over 20 stage shows from the biggest stars in the history of professional wrestling! pic.twitter.com/dnplVzaJ1l
— Starrcast ‘18 (@Starrcast18) July 9, 2018
Starrcast announces distribution plans with FITE TV
July 9, 2018
CHICAGO – Starrcast creator Conrad Thompson announced on Monday his plans for making the highly anticipated Starrcast event available live on FITE, the premium digital combat sports network. The already sold-out Starrcast is slated to take place Aug. 30-Sept. 2 at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg outside Chicago. Starrcast is providing the stage for fans to experience in person the very best of the many pro wrestling-themed podcasts that have taken the world of wrestling by storm.
Starrcast is the convention that has developed in connection with the “All In” wrestling event set for Saturday, Sept.1 at the Sears Centre. “All In” sold out the 10,000-seat Sears Centre in 30 minutes in mid-May.
The Starrcast telecast on FITE will feature as many as 20 live podcasts scheduled for the weekend, including ones hosted by Bruce Prichard, Eric Bischoff, Tony Schiavone, Madusa and Colt Cabana. All of the podcasts on FITE will feature special guests from the wrestling world during each 1½ to 2-hour program. A complete schedule for each of the podcasts will be released shortly.
FITE, is available worldwide and its programming content features pro wrestling, boxing, MMA and kickboxing. FITE is available as a free mobile app on iOs and Android mobile devices, on the web at www.FITE.tv and on the Roku, Apple TV and Android TV boxes.
“The demand for access to Starrcast is unprecedented. Never before has an event like this sold out over three months in advance in the wrestling industry or for that fact in the fan convention business. Combined with All In, Chicago has become the place to be in the wrestling world during Labor Day weekend,” Thompson said. “Because of the demand we have been able to work with FITE TV and make each of these podcasts available live throughout the four-day weekend. Now wrestling fans from around the world can join in on the party and hear first-hand from the stars from over the last five decades who have helped build pro wrestling into the wildly popular sensation that it is today.”
“Starrcast marks the first event that Global Force Entertainment has developed and produced for FITE in our recently announced partnership,” Global Force
Entertainment CEO Jeff Jarrett said. “As a participant in the event as well as a promoter of professional wrestling, I’m thrilled to be a part of bringing this event
to the very best multi-screen platform in the OTT world. Also, FITE has the ability to make each of the podcasts available even when two are simultaneously taking
place. Plus, as a lifelong wrestling fan I’m excited about the live chat feature that will be integrated into the production of the entire event.”
“FITE is excited to kick off this partnership with GFE’s production of Starrcast,” FITE COO Michael Weber said. “With our ability to offer the programming in different pricing scenarios, the viewer will have the opportunity to customize the viewing experience of this must-see, wrestling-centric programming.”
FITE is a premium digital live streaming network. With live programming from 250+ partners from over 30 countries FITE delivers Pro Wrestling, Boxing, MMA and Kickboxing events live to close to a million registered viewers. Since its launch in February 2016, FITE has presented over 1,000 live events and offers over 10,000 hours of video library available to watch on demand. FITE proprietary instant streaming technology allows viewers to seamlessly cast premium live events to connected screens across the world. FITE is available as a mobile app on iOS and Android mobile devices, online at www.FITE.tv and on the Roku, Apple TV and Android TV boxes.
About Global Force Entertainment
Nashville-based Global Force Entertainment (GFE) was founded in 2014 by WWE Hall of Famer and wrestling veteran Jeff Jarrett. GFE specializes in developing and acquiring events that take place in non-traditional settings featuring the stars from the pro wrestling and music world. For more information go to GlobalForceEntertainment.com.