There has been a lot to talk on social media recently regarding a new streaming outlet that will work in-conjunction with multiple wrestling promotions, acting as an alternative to WWE and their WWE Network.
The new streaming outlet in question, is FloSports.
On the 24th October, FloSports announced a five-year agreement With WWNLive to Live Stream All Events on FloSlam.tv. This will include EVOLVE, SHINE, Full Impact Pro, and WWN Supershow streaming at least live coverage of approximately 60 events annually on FloSlam as part of this deal. FloSlam will also host WWNLive events dating back to 2003 and will produce a series of original documentaries focusing on the lives and stories of the athletes who compete in pro wrestling events across the world.
“We’re excited to serve die-hard pro wrestling fans with live streams of some of the best independent promotions in the world,” FloSports co-founder and CEO Martin Floreani said. “This is a groundbreaking agreement that will take WWNLive to new heights.”
Sal Hamaoui, President of WWN, Inc. commented, “I recently had the opportunity to meet and speak with their senior management and take a firsthand look at their operations in Austin, Texas. To say that I was impressed with the overall knowledge of their team, the quality of their live streams and their user-friendly platforms would be an understatement. This relationship will allow us to continue to serve and expand our loyal, passionate fan base who will have access to all WWN-branded events at a very affordable monthly or annual price.”
Now all of this sounds great, but who is FloSports? Well, they are a direct-to-consumer, subscription-based sports media company based in Austin, Texas, with experience in doing the same for MMA, Boxing and Tennis to name a few.
And if you haven’t heard of WWN (World Wrestling Network) founded in 2001 by Sal Hamaoui and in 2003, it became one of the world’s best in Internet streaming and video-on-demand (VOD) platforms. They are also aligned with Ring of Honor previously and more currently with DGUSA, EVOLVE, SHINE, Full Impact Pro and SHIMMER. WWN returned to streaming video, with live iPPV and Video On Demand.
This is big news with massive implications for the direction of promotions and wrestlers alike, meaning that they may not become dependent on the idea of being signed by WWE, not to mention the added revenue for those same promotions. This all begins on Friday, 4th November on FloSlam.tv, with live coverage of SHINE 38.
FloSlam users can access all live streams and premium content on the site via monthly ($20/month introductory price) or annual ($150/year) FloPRO subscription. Annual subscribers to FloSlam receive a universal pass to all premium content across the FloSports network, including FloWrestling, FloGrappling, FloCombat, FloKO and others. In addition, FloSlam content is available on all screens now with the recent launch of the FloSports’ Roku and Apple TV apps.