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Fight Network Announces Expansion to Africa, Launches in Angola, Mozambique

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, has signed an agreement with Angola-based operator ZAP to launch services starting February 15, 2012, making the channel available to its subscriber base in Angola and Mozambique.

Fight Network airs programs focused on the combat sports genre, including mixed martial arts, boxing, kickboxing, professional wrestling, traditional martial arts, fight news, as well as fight-themed drama series, documentaries and feature films.

“We are excited about the opportunity to penetrate the African market with our launch in Angola and Mozambique,” said Leonard Asper, CEO of Fight Network. “As the latest step in Fight Network’s global expansion strategy, Fight Network is proud to partner with ZAP as we introduce our brand in Africa.”

“Our vision has always been an international Fight Network,” said Anthony Cicione, General Manager of Fight Network. “Fight Network’s launch in Africa is another milestone for the channel’s global growth.”

“We are pleased to have Fight Network join our channel lineup as it will bring an exciting new channel to our subscribers in Angola and Mozambique,” said Nuno Aguiar, General Manager of ZAP.

For More Information Contact:

Fight Network

Chad Midgley

VP Programming & Production

About Fight Network:

Fight Network ( 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 all major carriers in Canada and globally via the Neulion platform in the U.S. (, its website, mobile phone apps and radio program “Live Audio Wrestling.” The company also owns a license for a Fantasy Sports channel, which it intends to launch across North America in summer 2013.

About ZAP:

ZAP is an Angolan pay-tv operator, using satellite DTH distribution for the markets of Angola and Mozambique. ZAP is operating in these markets since 2010 and it has tailored its packages to become the offer with the largest number of channels in Portuguese language. ZAP is a joint-venture between a local operator and ZON Multimedia, who is the largest pay-tv operator in Portugal.


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