The following press release was issued to us:
ROH WAR OF THE WORLDS UK – LIVERPOOL EXCLUSIVELY ON ROHWRESTLING.COM AND THE FITE TV DIGITAL PPV PLATFORM AUGUST 19TH
New York, NY (July 17, 2017)? – FITE TV and Ring of Honor Wrestling announced today that, that FITE TV will be the exclusive digital PPV broadcast platform for Ring of Honor’s War of the Worlds UK – Liverpool which takes place Saturday August 19th at 1:00PM EDT live from Liverpool, England. This event will be available in the United States and Canada only on the FITE app, www.FITE.tv and on FITE through the ROHWrestling.com website at a $19.99 price point.
This marks the first time that Ring of Honor will broadcast a live event from outside of North America as a digital pay-per-view. ROH continues to bring the best wrestling on the planet to its fans and the War of the Worlds UK Tour will be no exception. Furthermore, ROH officials have chosen Liverpool to be the site of its pay-per-view with some major match announcements to come this week, including a change to the rematch between Dalton Castle and Marty Scurll. Both of these ROH stars are at the top of their game and certainly deserve their share of gold, but NJPW’s Kushida still holds the ROH World Television championship from the War of the Worlds Tour in the US. Also, former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion and arch rival to Kushida, Hiromu Takahashi has made his claim that he should be next in line for this ROH title. Officials from both companies got together and decided that this match will be now be a 4-corner survival match for the ROH World Television Championship! Fans will not want to miss this one live or on the FITE App.
Fans can also watch the Facebook Live Pre-Show on the Ring of Honor Facebook page with special guest and FITE TV personality SoCal Val as she brings you analysis and previews of all the matchups.
“We are ecstatic that we have the opportunity to continue to work with Ring of Honor and to help make the programming available on a continued basis. Live PPV events always bring the best out of the wrestlers and we can’t wait to see this event in-front of loyal ROH UK fans.” said Michael Weber, COO of FITE TV.
“Anytime we can deliver more ROH to our passionate fans, it is a good thing,” said Greg Gilleland , ROH General Manager. “Along with FITE, I am very happy in being able to make this event a little more special, with a card that our fans in North America definitely won’t want to, and now don’t have to miss.”
ROH Wrestling’s weekly shows debut on FITE TV everyone Monday night at 7:00pm ET. Make sure you tune in each week to keep up with the latest from ROH. The FITE app can be downloaded at your Google Play or Apple app stores.
About FITE TV
FITE TV (www.FITE.tv) is a Digital Combat Sports Network that brings premium live and on-demand combat sports events and programming to MMA, pro wrestling, boxing, muay thai and grappling fans around the world. Combat Sports fans can watch on any device including iOS and Android devices, connected TVs, streaming devices such as Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and directly on the www.FITE.tv web site. In a short time, FITE has become THE online destination for combat sports fans to stay connected to their favorite sports by providing new live pay-per-views and on-demand programming on a weekly basis. FITE was launched on February 9th, 2016 as a product of Flipps Media Inc, a digital entertainment company (movies, news and video) which allows users to cast to connected TVs with its patented tap-to-stream functionality. Flipps Media Inc. is funded by EarlyBird Venture Capital, Tim Draper and LAUNCHub.
About Ring of Honor
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 wrestling company which produces weekly, original 1-hour television wrestling programs and is the only wrestling 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.
Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. The Company currently owns, operates and/or provides services to 173 television stations in 81 markets, broadcasting 513 channels and having affiliations with all the major networks. Sinclair is a leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of live sports content. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.SBGI.net.