As noted, FloSports is set to launch a new pro wrestling streaming service called FloSlam soon. They have been in touch with several top indie promotions in an attempt to bring their content to the new service. They just announced today that they have signed a five-year deal with EVOLVE parent company WWN Live. WWN's Gabe Sapolsky noted on Twitter that this will not change WWN's working partnership with WWE and that the relationship will continue to grow.
We also noted that WWE was part of a group of investors that brought $21.2 million in funding to FloSports back in August. Because of this and Flo using images of WWE Superstars on their website, there's been speculation that WWE is involved somehow. Dave Meltzer noted on F4Wonline.com that this new service is completely independent of WWE.
Below is the announcement on WWN and Flo:
FloSports Announces Five-Year Agreement With WWNLive To Live Stream All Events on FloSlam.tv
Exclusive Worldwide Partnership Includes EVOLVE, SHINE, Full Impact Pro, and WWN Supershow
Austin, TX (Oct. 24, 2016) – FloSports today announced a five-year partnership with World Wrestling Network Live (WWNLive) to make FloSlam.tv the exclusive worldwide streaming partner of all WWNLive properties, including EVOLVE, SHINE, Full Impact Pro and WWN Supershow.
The agreement begins Friday, Nov. 4, with live coverage of SHINE 38 from Ybor City, Fla. There will be live coverage of approximately 60 events annually on FloSlam as part of this deal.
"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."
In addition to live coverage and replays of all future WWNLive promotions, FloSlam will host archives from all 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.
"Everyone at WWN is excited to be partnering with such an innovative and groundbreaking company like FloSports," said Sal Hamaoui, President of WWN, Inc. "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."
Top independent pro wrestling stars including Timothy Thatcher, Matt Riddle, Zack Sabre Jr., Tony Nese, and Drew Gulak will be featured in upcoming events.
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.
FloSports is a direct-to-consumer, subscription-based sports media company based in Austin, Texas, that partners with event rights holders and governing bodies to unlock a world of sports coverage that true fans have been waiting for. Through live streaming of premier events, original video programming, and weekly studio shows, FloSports is growing the sports, the athletes and the fans. Current verticals under the FloSports header are Wrestling, Grappling, MMA, Elite Fitness, Boxing, Softball, Tennis, Gymnastics, Marching, Basketball, Volleyball, eSports, Pro Wrestling, Cheerleading, and Track.
World Wrestling Network (WWN) is the destination for the finest wrestling and highest quality streams on the Internet. WWN was founded in 2001 by Sal Hamaoui and was immediately at the forefront of Internet streaming and video-on-demand (VOD) platforms. In 2003, WWN moved its efforts to DVD production and replication with the once acclaimed Ring of Honor series and currently with DGUSA, EVOLVE, SHINE, Full Impact Pro and SHIMMER. WWN returned to streaming video, with live iPPV and Video On Demand.