Originally Posted by Splattered-Dreams
A few years back Sky (BSKYB) had an issue with the WWE when it started making it's subcribers pay for the Premuim PPV's and the WWE was doing live paid for viewing on it's own website for the PPV's and probably at a cheaper price and, Naturally sky threw it's toys out of their pram when this was happening, so the contacted the WWE and consulted them on blocking any ISPs from the UK from viewing live streams from their website and also before RAW was live in the UK that was blocked too. So TNA have probably followed suit in a similar fashion to Bravo stating that we want to show Impact on Our Channel and not live on your website. This was all done to protect their revenue they make from the shows and the exclusive rights to show TNA content.
It is like the cliche, You buy a DVD movie at full price from a retailer and you get quality and buying a pirated DVD from a chinese man you get crap quality but at the same time you see what you want and the retailers/movie companies get hacked off when they lose profits. So SKY decided to make it's voice heard loud and clear and protect it's revenues. So thats the reason probably why you wont be able to view Live TNA PPV's online from their website in the UK, as it will be blocked as Extreme sports have paid a premium so they probably also done the same.
Also as to Impact and Bravo. I will speculate that Impact will find a new home, and TNA are probably negotiating a deal with other Channels. As Eurosport has a HD channel, They could be in line to snap up the rights as TNA do show content in HD so who knows. But I will guess a new home will be found soon and us Brits will get our fix of TNA. Andl also agree it was damm annoying when the battle royal was cut short yesterday.