Earlier today at ROHWrestling.com, Sinclair Broadcasting, the parent company of Ring of Honor announced that they had come to terms with WATL-TV out of Atlanta to broadcast Ring of Honor Wrestling, the first non-SBG station to do so since the purchase of Ring of Honor by SBG in 2011. You can read the entire press release below:
BALTIMORE (September 9, 2014) — Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) (the “Company” or “Sinclair”) announced today that it has entered into its first syndication deal for the Company’s Ring of Honor Wrestling product (“ROH”). WATL-TV, the MyNet affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia will air ROH weekly on Saturdays, beginning September 13, 2014.
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“This is a very exciting start to developing ROH’s broader syndication distribution,” stated Joe Koff, COO of Ring of Honor Wrestling. “Since purchasing ROH three years ago, we have upgraded the production quality, added live events and expanded the audience footprint to 76 television markets reaching over 44 million households. We will add an additional 2.4 million television households through today’s announcement and are in discussions with additional companies for syndicated distribution. This is an excellent product with a loyal fan base, which has helped ROH become one of the fastest growing major wrestling franchises in the country. We look forward to expanding ROH’s footprint and continuing to offer entertaining original content.”
About Ring of Honor Wrestling
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. Sinclair’s television group will reach approximately 38.2% of U.S. television households, including pending transactions. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.