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October 24, 2016

New Streaming Player With WWE Connections Expected to Announce the Acquisition of Independent Pro Wrestling Content

According to PWInsider.com, FloSports, a tech company based out of Austin, TX, built around live, streaming subscription content, has been in contact with a number of top independent professional wrestling companies, regarding bringing their content to the FloSports platform. Over the past year, FloSports has been streaming live sporting events, and last week the company unveiled apps for Roku and AppleTV as a way to expand their reach as a streaming platform.

Back in August of this year, FloSports issued a press release, and the following is a release excerpt, noting World Wrestling Entertainment is one of the investors in the budding tech company:

FloSports today announced it has received $21.2 million in new funding to accelerate the online sports network’s growth into new sports and expand its existing verticals. DCM Ventures and Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI) led the financing, with participation from World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Discovery Communications and existing investor Causeway Media Partners.

PWInsider is adding FloSports is planning to make a number of announcements this week revealing relationships with independent wrestling promotions which will see their content exclusively shift over to Flosports for streaming. As of now the plan is to charge $20 a month for access to live and video on demand programming, including older events and documentary style features, under the name FloSlam.

It’s also worth noting that background images for the FloSlam website, which you can check out at this link, feature John Cena and Randy Orton while a “People” section on the website includes just about the full WWE roster, complete with profiles. Images used on social media also feature WWE Superstars.

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