Luverne, AL (February 19, 2013) - Pursuit Channel, the largest television network in the U.S. dedicated to hunting, fishing and shooting, has announced it will host the two-hour Monday night (11:00 p.m. EST) American television debut of the Fight Network.
Fight Network is the world's premier 24/7 television channel featuring complete coverage of the combat sports genre, including mixed and traditional martial arts, boxing, kickboxing, pro wrestling, fight news, fight-themed dramatic series, documentaries and feature films.
Fight Network's Monday night block on Pursuit Channel platforms a blend of regional and international mixed martial arts. The "Texas Fight Night" series will showcase the best prospects and rising stars from the Lone Star State, while "Best of DEEP" from Japan features a who's who of renowned stars and up-and-comers from the Land of the Rising Sun. Fight Network (www.fightnetwork.com
) is also 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 the radio program "Live Audio Wrestling."
"The Pursuit audience is always up for action and adventure," said Rusty Faulk, CEO of Pursuit Channel. "We're excited to add Fight Network Monday Night to our lineup, and confident that our viewers will make it one of the most-watched action sports blocks in all of television."
Earlier this year, Anthem Media Group Inc., the parent company of Fight Network, made a significant equity investment in Pursuit Channel. The investment included the purchase of shares from shareholders, as well as from the Treasury, resulting in a cash injection that will fund future growth initiatives for Pursuit Channel.
"We are pleased to work with Pursuit Channel as we continue to expand Fight Network's presence in the U.S.," said Leonard Asper, Fight Network's President and CEO. "This provides an excellent opportunity to market Fight Network while broadening Pursuit's audience," he added.
Pursuit Channel, www.pursuitchannel.com
, active in 38.5 million U.S. television households, is the only audited outdoors television network viewable to every DIRECTV (604 PRST) and DISH Network (240 PRST) subscriber. Pursuit is the only network in category to offer its live signal online. MOOSE Media, www.moosemedia.tv
, directs sales/ marketing efforts for Pursuit.