Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete
coverage of combat sports, has signed an agreement to launch in Portugal on ZON TV Cabo
Portugal, S.A. on March 31, 2013, making the channel available to its significant subscriber base.
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 European market with our launch in
Portugal,” said Leonard Asper, CEO of Fight Network. “This is another important step toward
Fight Network becoming a global brand and Fight Network is grateful to partner with a company that has the stature of ZON.”
“The goal is to transform Fight Network into an international brand, a global community,” said
Anthony Cicione, General Manager of Fight Network. “With our launch in Portugal, we are one step closer to fulfilling our goal of becoming the world’s ultimate destination for fight-related programming.”
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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 all major carriers in Canada and globally via the Neulion platform in the U.S. (stream.fightnetwork.com), 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.
ZON is the leader of the Portuguese Pay TV market with 1.6 million customers and the the largest New Generation Network in Portugal, reaching over three million homes. ZON is the leading provider of next generation broadband and cinema distribution and exhibition. Its digital satellite platform allows it to offer coverage to the whole country. Its 210 cinemas make up the largest network in the country and attract almost 10 million cinema-goers a year. For more information, visit ZON at www.zon.pt.