FremantleMedia Enterprises officially take over today as the new licensee for WWE Home Entertainment in the UK and throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. Their new shop site is expected to launch within the next week or so, and you can sign up in advance now at wwedvd.co.uk.
As of last word, the following are the upcoming UK release dates:
Night Of Champions 2012 (21st January)
Hell In A Cell 2012 (28th January)
Top 100 Raw Moments (4th February)
The Attitude Era (18th February)
Live in the UK – November 2012 (25th February)
Best PPV Matches 2012 (4th March)
Survivor Series 2012 (11th March)
TLC: Tables, Ladders, Chairs (25th March)
Clear Vision Ltd, the previous licensee for WWE DVDs in Europe, will have a future with TNA Impact Wrestling. Power Slam and FSM magazines confirm that Queensway Digital (Clear Vision’s parent company) have reached an agreement for the TNA license.
Our sources tell us that this is legit and the deal is done. However, legally, the company cannot sell TNA DVDs and WWE DVDs under the same label name (currently Silver Vision). The Silver Vision entity has until around June to sell off their WWE stock, and as such they are unlikely to officially announce the new TNA deal until this time. The TNA DVDs will be released in PAL format (as opposed to NTSC as they have been previously in the UK) which will mean they will be of better quality, not suffering from frame rate issues. Reportedly, all PPVs will be released and any specials that may be produced too.
This is seen as a major coup for TNA since Clear Vision Ltd have good connections with high street and online retailers in the UK. For now we hear this is a UK only deal but with the potential for European expansion, especially since TNA is no longer on German TV.