The world of MLW never sleeps.
MLW scored a major TV deal with REELZ, in terms of household reach. They also started streaming on Pro Wrestling TV. Things took a turn when REELZ made a deal to stream on Peacock. Due to the business relationship between WWE and NBCUniversal-owned Peacock, MLW was not along for the ride on the streaming side. MLW also quietly disappeared from Pro Wrestling TV.
MLW is back making moves for streaming availability to international viewers outside the USA. Deadline broke the news that, “Premier Streaming Network is now the international streaming home for Major League Wrestling.”
As first reported by @DEADLINE, @MLW is coming to #PSN! International fans will be able to stream #MLWUnderground every week on Premier+!!
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— Premier Streaming Network (@WatchOnPremier) March 23, 2023
The deal goes into effect on March 26. The MLW Underground episodes that air on REELZ will be available through Premier Streaming Network on Sundays at 12 pm ET. That is five days after the weekly episode debuts on REELZ.
Premier Streaming Network is a new player in the streaming game. The service offers a variety of independent wrestling shows and events for over 2,000 hours of content. The Premier+ Service price is listed at $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year.
The press release states:
MLW Is Coming To Premier Streaming Network
“MLW Underground Wrestling” to be shown internationally on PSN
Premier Streaming Network (PSN) is now the international streaming home for Major League Wrestling (MLW), the fastest growing wrestling league in the world.
Starting this Sunday, March 26, PSN will stream new episodes of MLW’s flagship series “MLW Underground Wrestling” every Sunday at 12:00 p.m. ET to their international audience 5 days after they air on REELZ in the United States. The first 6 episodes of MLW Underground are available today for international Premier Plus subscribers, and the agreement also includes MLW’s biggest event of the year Battle RIOT V.
MLW Underground Wrestling represents a new era of wrestling for a new generation of fans, featuring an electrifying mix of world class fighters including MLW World Champion Alex Hammerstone, “The Certified G” Real1, Women’s Featherweight Champion Taya Valkyrie, National Openweight Champion John Hennigan, Jacob Fatu, “The World’s Greatest Wonder” Microman and more.
Said MLW COO and EVP, Wrestling Operations Jared St. Laurent, “Fans around the world will finally have a chance to join the MLW Underground, where MLW’s biggest fights take place. Premier Streaming Network has a great team and platform with an international reach that is a perfect fit.”
Said PSN President Paul Owen, “We are incredibly excited to be working with Major League Wrestling and to give their international fans a new way to consume their product on Premier Streaming Network. MLW always delivers an action-packed show. We look forward to combining PSN’s user experience and technology with MLW’s talent and production to give international fans a can’t miss show to enjoy.”
Said PSN Vice President of Programing and Creative Development Josh Shernoff, “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Major League Wrestling to our Premier Wrestling lineup for international fans. With the addition of MLW Underground to Premier Plus, we are able to offer our subscribers even more premium content. The shared passion for the industry and aligned approaches to this deal make MLW and PSN a great match. We can’t wait for our fans around the globe to experience the excitement of MLW Underground every week, exclusively on Premier Streaming Network.”
Premier Streaming Network’s and PSN’s Premier+ SVOD service give subscribers full access to over 2000 hours of content including wrestling libraries from Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), ECWA, WrestlePro, WrestlePro Alaska, Great Lakes Championship Wrestling, World 1 Wrestling, Frontline Pro Wrestling, with more events and promotions being added throughout the year. In addition, Premier+ members will see PSN original programming like shows from Chop Sports and podcasts like ‘The Undisputed Podcast with Bobby Fish,’ and ‘The Major Wrestling Figure Podcast.’
Premier Streaming Network is available on a full suite of platforms and devices including Web, iOS and Android mobile web and desktop, Chromecast, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, and many Smart TV’s.
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