— This week on Impact, TNA’s doing an angle in which former WWE star Daivari, now known as Sheik Abdul Bashir, ends up being investigated by Homeland Security. The TNA website posted some “News and Notes” yesterday and said the television production staff accompanied Bashir to film his latest video rant and he ended up being investigated by them. TNA plans on posting more details on the story tomorrow afternoon.
— As reported earlier, TNA is in the final stages of the completion of their “TNAtv” production facility in Nashville, Tennessee. After three years in the making, the massive production facility should be completed within the next few weeks. TNA plans on housing all of their pre and post production, including “iMPACT!”, Xplosion, international programming, DVDs, TNA Today, on-air graphics and commercials at the production facility. In a new bit of news, TNA just released a statement saying that they have plans to broadcast their programming in Hi-Definition in the future. “TNAtv is the next logical step in the growth of the company. The ultimate goal is to deliver the best product possible to the fans, and now we will have all the tools to do that,” said Kevin Sullivan, Director of Production at TNA. TNA will have one of the largest Hi-Definition facilities in Nashville, Tennessee. You can read the article at this link. Spike TV launched a Hi-Definition version of channel earlier in the year, but it hasn’t gotten much distribution and they haven’t aired much programming in HD yet.
— TNA is apparently in talks with a “major music star.” They posted the following note at this link: “Rumor has it that TNA is in talks with a major music star – and the clock is about to strike midnight! More details to come…”
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