Major League Wrestling (MLW) continues to seek new options to broadcast its Fusion television program on other platforms. MLW owned by Court Bauer is currently broadcasting on beIN Sports, although they continue to explore other options, as media reports such as WrestlingINC or PWInsider have reported in recent weeks.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider reports exclusively that MLW has initiated contacts with Amazon. The objective of these first conversations with the Seattle company is to assess the possible arrival of Major League content to Amazon Prime, the renowned online video platform.
According to Johnson, Amazon has established as a priority to acquire the rights to broadcast live content, rumored interest in the broadcasting rights of the NFL.
Johnson expands his information, indicating that one of the reasons Amazon has been interested in recent weeks is the possibility of upcoming screenwriters strike.
Although television and film studios depend on them, pro-wrestling content such as MLW is categorized as “non-unionized” by not directly belonging to the scriptwriters’ guild. In this way, MLW could occupy an important void in case the strike comes about.
Even so, MLW continues to contact other companies interested in broadcasting their content. As a source has informed PWInsider, “the situation flows normally” and “there is an increase in interest in several directions with major companies.” WrestlingINC already reported a couple of weeks ago of MLW contacts with the Showtime network. The president and owner of MLW, Court Bauer, has declined to comment at the moment about the rumors.