Multichannel News is reporting that Anthem Media Group, the parent company of IMPACT Wrestling, will be offering their recently acquired channels AXS TV and HDNet Movies to distributors as a free preview from now through May. The channels are already airing on AT&T U-Verse and Direct Tv for Free.
“During challenging times such as these, music and films can be comforting,” Anthem senior VP of distribution Randy Brown said in a statement. “They help people take their minds off of their fears and concerns for a few hours, and instill a sense of normalcy to an otherwise unconventional situation. With live events being postponed for the foreseeable future and movie theatres closing due to safety concerns, entertainment is becoming increasingly scarce. Because of this, we are pleased to offer free previews of our two most popular channels—AXS TV and HDNET MOVIES—to all distributors starting now through May. We hope that viewers across the country will enjoy our signature high-quality content, and find some solace in reconnecting with the films and artists they love.”
I did find it odd that neither Impact Wrestling nor Combate Americas were mentioned in the statement.