Ring Of Honor will no longer be broadcast on Destination America after finding their new home on the COMET Network. The new channel is a subsidiary of the Sinclair Broadcasting Company, with the first ROH show airing on December 2nd.
Ring Of Honor had been advised that new Destination America GM Jane Latman would be reviewing all programming on the channel and Ring Of Honor’s contract was set to expire in December. On 11th November ROH issued this statement confirming that the show would be broadcast on COMET Network, a subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcasting with it’s first show starting on December 2nd. ROH’s 26-week deal signed in May 2015 with Destination America is set to expire, which will see ROH’s final episode air on the channel on November 25th, 2015.
Ring Of Honor COO Joe Koff is excited at the new opportunity;
Ring of Honor has been enjoying tremendous growth and expansion across the broadcast space, including new local TV deals in strategic markets, and even internationally with L’Equipe 21 in France.”
As we continue to push for greater domestic and international distribution, Ring of Honor truly showcases itself as world-class wrestling. Having Ring of Honor on COMET, in addition to the availability in Sinclair markets and independent agreements, means fans across the United States can continue to enjoy ROH television weekly.
Ring of Honor’s weekly episodes recently enjoyed great success on Destination America, peaking at 227,000 viewers on a single television airing. COMET is a Science Fiction oriented network as a part of a deal between Sinclair and MGM, which debuted on 31st October. ROH will air at midnight on Wednesday nights nationally (on the Eastern and Pacific time zones, 11 p.m. Central) in many of the markets already in, but in some cases adding a new market station. They will also be adding new stations in a number of larger markets, including reaching into New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston and Honolulu, where they previously didn’t have local television.
The new non-Sinclair stations added are KDOC-32 in Los Angeles, KCNS-39 in San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose, WZME-42 in Bridgeport, CT (which broadcasts into New York), WCCT-20 in Hartford, KIKU-19 in Honolulu, WOCH-49 in Chicago, WTTV-48 in Bloomington (which reaches Indianapolis), WTTK-29 In Kokomo (which also reaches Indianapolis), WMFP-18 in Lawrence, MA (which reaches Boston, a market the company was already on due to a deal with NESN), WTVE-25 in Reading, PA (which reaches Philadelphia), WPRU-20 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico and KUBE-41 in Houston.