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Charter Cable to air USA Wrestling Weekly television show in Tennessee

By Scott Casber | March 25, 2014, 2:34 p.m. (ET)
DES MOINES, Iowa - Takedown Wrestling Media and Charter Cable have established a relationship that will bring the popular USA Wrestling Weekly and Takedown Wrestling TV programs over 45,000 homes in Tennessee. The combined shows now have an estimated national TV audience of 79 million homes.

USA Wrestling Weekly airs twice weekly, at
Thursdays 9:30 PM and Saturday’s at 11:30 AM.

Takedown Wrestling airs twice weekly on Charter Cable Channel 10
Thursday’s at 9:00 PM and Saturday’s at 12 Noon.

Takedown Wrestling is a 30-minute weekly TV news program covering all aspects of amateur wrestling in the U.S. Host Scott Casber updates viewers on the latest developments in high school, college and international wrestling, conducts insightful interviews with the sport’s top wrestlers and coaches, and shares his passion for the “oldest and greatest sport” in a fun, fast-paced show. Takedown Wrestling is available on the Mediacom Cable, Time Warner Sports, Comcast Cable, Cox, DirecTV and Dish Network, The Midco Sports Network, Long Lines Cable along with several other cable and broadcast systems.

“Charter Cable’s distribution area is a hotbed for championship level wrestling at both the high school and collegiate levels,” said Charter Cable’s Dan Palmer. “We’re excited to be adding both programs for all of our subscribers who appreciate this outstanding and demanding sport.”

“USA Wrestling Weekly is pleased to expand its network to citizens in Tennessee. Wrestling is a popular sport in the state, and we are excited that more people will be able to follow our athletes, events and programs through Charter Cable,” said Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling’s Director of Communications.

Casber, founder of Takedown Wrestling Media, said, “This is another important step forward for athletes, coaches and fans of wrestling across the country. Charter Cable is a historical name in the business. They understand the wrestling community. We view this is a very special opportunity to partner with Charter Cable in the distribution of both programs.”

“Charter Cable will present our weekly programs in the heartland where high school and collegiate wrestling continues to grow. The broadcast area is home to a number of great programs like University of Tennessee at Chatanooga, University of the Cumberlands, and many others,” said Casber. “In addition, we’ll now have a deep penetration in a part of the country that features some of the best high school wrestling programs in the nation.”

About USA Wresting Weekly

USA Wrestling Weekly was started in 2011 to promote the news and features on the activities of USA Wrestling at all levels, from youth through the Olympic Games. Starting with Internet distribution, USAW Weekly has been successful in growing its programming base with cable affiliates around the country. Scott Casber, well-known throughout the sports community, has hosted the show since its inception. More information can be found online at USA Wrestling's website, TheMat.com, and through its other social media outlets including its YouTube Channel, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Instagram and others.

About Takedown Wrestling Media

Takedown Wrestling Media began 16 years ago as a one-hour weekly radio program broadcast from Clear Channel's KXNO studios in Des Moines, Iowa. Takedown quickly added Internet distribution of its audio format and over time began to broadcast live events along with its weekly program. Founder Scott Casber is well-known throughout the wrestling community, speaking to wrestling groups across the country. Takedown Wrestling’s TV program was born as an addition to the radio program, initially available only on the Internet, but now available on a wide variety of cable systems and DirecTV and Dish Network. More information can be found at: Takedownradio.com

About Charter Cable and Charter Communications

Charter Communications is an American company providing cable television, high-speed Internet, and telephone services to more than 6.8 million customers in 29 states. By revenues, it is the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States, and by residential subscriber lines it is the tenth largest telephone provider.
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