New Delhi, November 16, 2015: ProSportify, the organizers & promoters of the first edition of the Pro Wrestling League in association with Wrestling Federation of India lines up the best global broadcasters in a bid to reach out to fans across the world. The company got into a deal with MSM Pvt Ltd. (Multi Screen Media) and announced them as the official broadcast partners for the league in over 60 countries.
Pro Wrestling League will be played from December 10 to 27, 2015 across six cities. The prestigious competition with 18 matches will be available live throughout, across a bouquet of broadcast platforms. In the Indian subcontinent, Pro Wrestling League Season 1 will be broadcast on Sony Max, Sony Six and Sony Pal with promotional support from the entire Sony Network.
Speaking about the association, Kartikeya Sharma, CMD, ProSportify said, “MSM has an outstanding reputation as a sports broadcaster and has played an integral role in promoting and growing the sport events in the country. We look forward to this relationship and the widest possible reach ever for the Pro Wrestling League.”
Commenting on the agreement, Vishal Gurnani, Director, ProSportify said, “ProSportify is delighted to have reached such a significant agreement with MSM and we are looking forward to working together to offer wrestling fans across India an extensive coverage of the tournament. MSM is an experienced partner in the broadcasting of major international sports events and their expertise will help this league gain the right platform in promoting the sport in India.”
The partnership is valid for the next five years wherein MSM use its production, packaging and presentation expertise to hone and preserve viewer interest in the sport. For MSM, this is the first opportunity to live telecast a combat sport. Till now, MSM’s sports rights portfolio in India includes the Indian Premier League cricket tournament, top European football leagues and the NBA, the basketball league in the US.
ABOUT PRO WRESTLING LEAGUE
The Pro Wrestling League is a big leap in the history of oldest combat sport. An initiative of ProSportify and Wrestling Federation of India, PWL is the richest wrestling event ever. The league in the inaugural year offers a prize purse of Rupees 15 crore. PWL with 6 city-based franchisee teams will be played in six cities across North, South, East & West Zones in India. Each team will have 9 players – 5 Indians, 4 foreign, 5 men, 4 women. In the inaugural year, PWL will feature a total of 18 ties – 15 in the league phase, 2 semi-finals and the Grand Finale. Each tie will be contested on the best of 9 bouts formats; interestingly all nine bouts will be contested in the League Phase. PWL guarantees a minimum of 150 bouts. The League will be played under the PWL Rules, based on Olympic rules in conjunction with Wrestling Federation of India rules.