|TORONTO / NEW YORK (Oct. 3, 2014) – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, today announced that it launched in high-definition in Greece, and is now available to hol my tv subscribers via leading Greek IPTV service Hellas Online.
Fight Network is a 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports. It airs programs focused on the entire scope of the combat sports genre, including live fights and up-to-the-minute news and analysis for mixed martial arts, boxing, kickboxing, professional wrestling, traditional martial arts, fight news, as well as fight-themed drama series, documentaries and feature films.
The current hol my tv bouquet includes 39 channels, offering the widest range of documentary channels from worldwide established brands Discovery and National Geographic, three educational channels targeting children, the No. 1 entertainment channel in the world FOX broadcasting first-run series, plus a wide range of fashion and lifestyle channels for all modern women, such as Discovery TLC, Food Network, Fashion TV, Fashion One and World Fashion.
“Fight Network has reached yet another milestone in our European expansion with our launch in Greece,” said Anthony Cicione, General Manager of Fight Network. “Fight fans in Greece have been craving a destination channel for combat sports, and we’re excited to bring our extensive coverage of live fights, classics and fight news to viewers in the region.”
“Fight Network premieres in Greece and is added to the hol my tv inclusive entertainment proposition,” said Fotis Konstantellos, chief commercial officer of Hellas Online. “Committed to its strategy to add value to subscribers, Hellas Online constantly enriches hol my tv content in order to offer the widest video-on-demand library in Greece, covering the range of interests of an entire family.”
Fight Network’s dynamic programming lineup includes live events from around the world, extensive news coverage and expert analysis. In addition to live weigh-ins, press conferences and other breaking news, the channel airs mixed martial arts events from Cage Warriors, KSW, Ultimate Challenge MMA, Championship Fighting Alliance and M-1, kickboxing from K-1 Global, Enfusion and Final Fight Championship, world-class boxing productions from Frank Warren, Hennessy Sports and more, plus professional wrestling events and traditional martial arts disciplines such as amateur wrestling, judo, karate, taekwondo, sambo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Fight Network also produces weekly and daily news programs, including “5 Rounds” featuring extensive event recaps and technical breakdowns, and “Fight News Now” examining the biggest newsmakers with analysis and profiles of upcoming events, providing extensive coverage of the world’s leading promotions, including the UFC, Bellator and major boxing events. “Toe 2 Toe” provides in-depth interviews with the most relevant and interesting people in the world of combat sports, from mixed martial arts fighters to trainers to boxing legends and more. Fight Network is already available in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Turkey, and across the Middle East and North Africa.
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ABOUT FIGHT NETWORK: Fight Network (www.fightnetwork.com) is the world’s premier combat sports network dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, including fights, fighters, fight news and fight lifestyle. The channel is available on Cablevision’s Optimum TV and Texas-based Grande Communications in the U.S., all major carriers in Canada and over 30 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, a programming block on Pursuit Channel (www.pursuitchannel.com), on TSN Radio in Canada via its program “Live Audio Wrestling,” and its programming on Sirius XM Channel 167. Fight Network’s parent company Anthem Media Group Inc. (www.anthemmediagroupinc.com) launched Fantasy (FNTSY) Sports Network (www.fantasysportsnetwork.com) across North America in March 2014 and also holds a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel.
ABOUT HELLAS ONLINE: Hellas Online is one of the leading integrated broadband telecommunications services providers in Greece offering a broad range of retail, business and wholesale services. Hellas online owns and operates the second largest core backbone network in Greece and has a strategic cooperation with Vodafone Greece, through participation in hellas online share capital and commercial synergies (combined offers of mobile, fixed and adsl internet for residential and corporate clients). www.hol.gr