Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, is expanding to the U.S. market with an exclusive broadcast deal with NeuLion Inc., the leading provider of live and on-demand sports content to Internet-connected devices .
Fight Network will be available via NeuLion in the U.S. at on a subscription basis starting at 5pm ET on November 1. Annual subscribers will be offered two months of free service upon launch.
“We’ve had significant interest from people in the U.S. asking us for years how they can get our service,” said Leonard Asper, CEO of Fight Network. “Well, now they can. This marks an important milestone for Fight Network’s international expansion strategy, taking its successful channel beyond Canada to the global market.”
“The consumer demand for combat sports continues to grow exponentially,” said Chris Wagner, Executive VP of NeuLion. “Using the NeuLion Sports Platform, Fight Network is able to expand on their success in Canada and deliver their content via the Internet to consumers in other geographic areas for anytime, anywhere consumption. This is a great next step for Fight Network and we are excited to be their technology partner enabling this expansion and growth.”
Fight Network will offer a steady slate of combat-related programming, including coverage of fights, fighters, fight news and fight lifestyle. Fight Network will broadcast shows from various combative disciplines, including mixed martial arts, boxing, kickboxing, professional wrestling, judo, karate and submission grappling.
Fight Network’s signature news program “Fight News Now” will also be broadcast on the NeuLion service, in addition to its outstanding profile series “Toe to Toe” featuring all the world’s top fighters, plus renowned international promotions, including DEEP, HEAT, Jewels and Ringside MMA. Fight Network will have more announcements in the future regarding additional programming to enhance our service.
For a full listing of Fight Network’s broadcast schedule, please visit tv.fightnetwork.com.
About Fight Network:
Fight Network (http://www.fightnetwork.com) is the world’s premier 24/7 TV channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, including fights, fighters, fight news and fight lifestyle. The channel is carried in Canada nationally on all major cable, satellite and telco systems in Canada and internationally via YouTube. Fight Network is available on multiple global platforms, including its website, YouTube page, mobile phone apps and radio program ‘Live Audio Wrestling.’
Founded in 2000, NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN) offers the true end-to-end solution for delivering live and on-demand content to any Internet-enabled device. NeuLion enables content owners and distributors, cable operators and telecommunications companies to capitalize on the massive consumer demand for viewing video content on PCs, smartphones, iPads and other similar devices. NeuLion’s customers include major entertainment, sports, global content and news companies. NeuLion is based in Plainview, NY. For more information about NeuLion, visit www.neulion.com.