Los Angeles (June 26, 2020) – Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc., a globally integrated multi-platform media company, and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC)— representing over 750 mid-sized and small independent cable and broadband operators throughout the United States and its territories—announced today the completion of a renewal agreement offering both Fight Network and Game+ to its Member companies. Fight Network and Game+ join fellow Anthem properties AXS TV and HDNET MOVIES, which both completed a multi-year renewal agreement with NCTC in April 2020.
Fight Network is the world’s premier destination for 24/7 combat sports coverage, boasting more than 300 hours of live fights from top promoters across the globe. Additionally, Fight Network puts the spotlight on a slate of critically acclaimed original programs including Retrospective, Diary, In 60, and After The Fight, as well as an impressive roster of classic fights and compilations, and weekly series such as Boxing World Weekly, Total Combat and IMPACT Wrestling—one of the most popular professional wrestling promotions in the world.
Game+ is the home of the best in esports, fantasy sports, wagering and millennial sports content including high-stakes poker, live action sports, wrestling and other fast-paced, competition-based and action-adventure driven shows.
“We are proud to continue our successful partnership with NCTC, as we make Fight Network and Game+ widely available to their diverse membership of TV distributors,” said Randy Brown, Senior Vice President of Distribution for Anthem. “Each channel offers something unique for sports enthusiasts of all tastes, ranging from combat sports and pro wrestling, to fantasy and esports, and everything in-between. We look forward to sharing our high-quality content with even more viewers across North America.”
About the National Cable Television Cooperative
The National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. (NCTC) is a Kansas-based, not-for-profit corporation that operates as a programming and hardware purchasing organization for its member companies who own and operate cable systems throughout the U.S. NCTC seeks to maximize current and future opportunities to ensure the profitability, competitive stature and long-term sustainability of its member companies. NCTC represents more than 750 small and mid-sized independent cable and broadband operators across the U.S., in programming and technology acquisition. NCTC is actively engaged in helping network providers and suppliers evolve their business models to deploy new video/data solutions to match the changes in the media landscape.
About Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc.
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc. is a globally integrated multi-platform media company with offices and studios in Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, New York, Toronto, London and Istanbul. Anthem's portfolio includes AXS TV, a leading music, entertainment and lifestyle television channel and digital media company; Fight Network, the world's premier combat sports channel; IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world's leading wrestling organizations specializing in original programming and live events; Game+, the leader in Esports and gaming content; GameTV, the home of game shows and competition-based reality series; and HDNet Movies, which features theatrically released films and documentaries. Anthem also has a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S.