London, UK, XX March 2013 – Wrestling and martial arts fans can relive their favourite fights for free thanks to two new deals signed by Viewster, a leading subscription-free service offering ‘on demand’ movies and TV shows. The new deals mean that fans of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and Ultimate Challenge Mixed Martial Arts (UCMMA) can watch footage of pay-per-view events for free through Viewster’s video on-demand service. The first TNA title to be available is ‘Bound For Glory’, a professional wrestling pay-per-view event. Each ‘Bound For Glory’ championship features TNA wrestlers competing in various professional wrestling matches. Footage of all seven championship matches will be released over the coming months and around twenty classic titles from the TNA back catalogue will also be made available. Viewster’s deal with UCMMA, a mixed martial arts promotion based in the UK, brings titles including Stand Your Ground, Warrior Creed, Hands of War, Beat Down and Ultimate Challenge to a worldwide audience, on demand for the first time.
Footage of the latest 10 title fights will be made available on Viewster as well as upcoming fights which will be added regularly throughout the year. UCMMA has partnered with Viewster to extend the reach of its content internationally, especially to fans in the US and Europe where the titles are proving very popular.
UCMMA’s distribution company, Renderyard, selected Viewster because of the flexible business model which includes two distribution tiers, free streaming with ads or an ad-free subscription based service. UCMMA Founder, Dave O’Donnell expects the news to be a big hit with new and existing fans commenting, “There is never a dull moment in the world of mixed martial arts and we are proud to partner with Viewster to bring this high-octane sport to our loyal fans and reach a much wider audience across the world.
Viewster’s service opens up this exciting footage to a mainstream audience and gives the viewing public access to the content they want, when they want it. ” As with all Viewster titles, the TNA and UCMMA programmes can be watched on-demand, anytime and anywhere, for free and without being locked into a subscription. Viewster’s service is available at Viewster.com and via its apps for Apple and Android smartphones, tablet PCs and connected TVs.
“It’s great to be able to offer sports fans instant access to TNA Wrestling and UCMMA titles for free for the first time,” says Kai Henniges, CEO of Viewster. “With sport, film and TV fans alike demanding anytime access to their favourite shows, we’re seeing month-on-month growth across our service in the UK and worldwide, showing that consumers want an alternative to.
Viewster is a leading ‘on demand’ service, offering a wide range of current and classic films, TV series and film star interviews to watch for free or for a small fee. Based in Switzerland, Viewster is available in 120 countries worldwide.
Viewster’s service is available on the web at Viewster.com and is pre-installed on most internet connected TVs and Blu-ray players. Free-to-download mobile apps are available for Apple (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch), Android, Samsung and HP device users.