Fight Network FNTSY Sports Network e1411518208258 Fight Network, FNTSY Sports Network launch on Shentel CableAnthem Media Group Inc. announced today the world’s premier combat sports television channel Fight Network and the first-ever channel dedicated to fantasy sports FNTSY Sports Network have launched on Shentel Cable’s new FANS Choice Sports package.

The new sports package became available to Shentel Cable customers on August 19, 2014. The package also includes Pursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S., as well as NFL RedZone HD, Fox Soccer Plus HD, ESPN Buzzer Beater HD, World Fishing Network HD and Horse Racing TV HD.

Fight Network HD can be found on channel 363, while FNTSY Sports Network HD is available on channel 366. In order to receive FANS Choice, Shentel Cable TV customers must be subscribed to the Ultimate or Ultimate HD TV package. FANS Choice is an additional $5.95 per month.

Shentel Cable is available in Virginia, West Virginia and portions of western Maryland.
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XFC logo e1403041496365 Anticipation rises as the XFC Featherweight World Championship Title is put on the line Sept. 27th at XFCi6For the first time in its history, the XFC will host a title fight on International soil! On September 27, in Araraquara (SP), Brazilian Featherweight Champion Deivison Ribeiro puts his title on the line against USA’s Waylon Lowe at XFCi 6; an event that headlines the Season II International Tournament & Superfight Series kickoff at the Gigantão Arena.

The sole Brazilian to hold an XFC World Championship Belt, Deivison “Dragon” Ribeiro was born in the small city of Igarapé-açu, Pará, 122km away from the capital Belem. Today he lives in the United States, representing the American Top Team of Coconut Creek. Inside the HeXagon, Ribeiro has won three of his four fights, all on American soil. His latest victory was against Russia’s Farkhad Sharipov, which earned him the World Championships Title and his 25th victory in 35 fights. At just 25 years old, the Brazilian Champion owns an impressive record (25-9-1) that includes 10 KO/TKO’s and four submissions. On Sept. 27th, the Dragon will now make his debut in his native country under the XFC banner, in the main event of XFCI6, as the promotion kicks off their second season of International tournaments & Superfights in Araraquara.
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XFC logo e1403041496365 XFCi 6 Co Main Event: Women’s Strawweight Tournament Championship Features Vanessa Guimaraes vs. Vanessa Melo After debuting the Season I International Tournament & Super-Fight series inside RedeTV studios in Brazil, XFC will now host events throughout Latin America! On September 27, at the Gigantão Arena in Araraquara (SP) the promotion will kickoff their second season; televised on the largest open broadcast network in Latin America, Rede TV! and streamed worldwide for FREE on their website XFCMMA.com.

Headlined with the first World Title Fight on Brazilian soil, Deivison “Dragon” Ribeiro (Brazil) puts his featherweight title on the line against USA’s Waylon Lowe. In the co-main event, the post-poned Season I women’s strawweight tournament finale between Vanessa Melo and Vanessa Guimarães will round out a stacked card of thirteen action packed fights. The card also includes the kick-off of the Women’s Flyweight & Men’s Bantamweight tournaments.

Raising the bar from regional fights to International disputes, the XFC’s first season outside the U.S. boasted record shattering ratings. Season II shows signs of reaching even further heights, with 48 athletes from 17 different countries signed to step into the HeXagon. At XFCi 6: Brazil, United States, Russia, Finland, Mexico, and Colombia will all have fighters representing their country. Throughout Season II’s five event series, over 23 countries will be represented. Four events are set to take place in 2014 with the tournament finale in January 2015.

Now at the helm of the XFC operations, Myron Molotky has assumed the presidency of the XFC in both the United States and international operations, at his side are CEO Edward Jung and matchmaker Eduardo Duarte.

“We are very excited about our second international season, it’s full of talented fighters and great matchups.” Molotky stated. “Our initial goal was fulfilled in the first season, to showcase the XFC to another part of the World. We came to Brazil to discover and provide opportunities for young athletes, to allow them to show their talent and compete on one of the Worlds largest stages. In season II we will continue that vision, but now shift to arena shows allowing thousands more fans to experience XFC events, as we spread our principles of honor and integrity,” he concluded.

Season II of the XFC International Tournament and Super-Fight Series will begin on Sept. 27th, 2014. Four of the thirteen fights will be broadcast live on Rede TV! in Brazil and streamed worldwide to XFC fans for FREE via the promotions website. Follow the XFC and their fighters daily on all major social media platforms and view the entire fight card at XFCMMA.com.

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Fight Network Launches on Armstrong Cable Systems

by Staff on September 19, 2014

Fight Network Armstrong Cable e1411160887353 Fight Network Launches on Armstrong Cable SystemsFight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, today announced that it added to its subscriber base by launching on Pennsylvania-based system Armstrong Cable.

Fight Network can now be found on channel 239 in high-definition (HD) and channel 491 in standard-definition (SD). It is available as part of the Armstrong Extra Pack.

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.

Headquartered in Butler County, Pennsylvania, Armstrong Cable serves over 100,000 customers across western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio.

“Fight Network is excited to bring unprecedented combat sports coverage to Armstrong subscribers,” said Leonard Asper, CEO of Anthem Media Group Inc., which operates Fight Network. “The demand for unique fight content is greater than ever and Fight Network’s coverage of live fights, combat sports news and expert analysis will take the fight fan’s experience to the next level.”

“Armstrong is pleased to add Fight Network, the premier combat sports channel, to its programming lineup,” said David Wittman, VP of Cable Marketing at Armstrong. “It will definitely be a hit with our subscribers.”

Fight Network also launched in the U.S. on Cablevision’s Optimum TV in June, as well as Texas-based Grande Communications and mid-Atlantic U.S. system Shentel Cable in August.

For a full listing of Fight Network’s broadcast schedule, please visit tv.fightnetwork.com and follow on Twitter @fightnet, become a fan on Facebook and visit us on Instagram @fightnet.

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Two more fights announced for Oct. 17 M-1 Challenge 52: Battle of Narts
Airing live from Ingushetia, Russia on M1Global.tv

M-1 Global has announced two more fights for M-1 Challenge 52: Battle of Narts, airing live October 17 on www.M1Global.TV from Summer Amphitheatre Magas in Ingushetia, Russia.

Russian lightweight Bashir Gagiev (5-2-0) takes on Artiom Damkovsky (17-9-0, 7 TKO/KO), of Belarus), in a highly anticipated, entertaining match-up of strikers. Gagiev is stepping up in class to fight 8-year MMA veteran Damkovsky, who is 2-0 in 2014 having defeated Zulfikar Usmanov and Victor Cook.

Artiom Damkovsky e1410993449264 Two more fights announced for M 1 Challenge 52 on Oct. 17

Artiom Damkovsky fires a kick

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Bashir Gagiev in action

Spaniard Daniel “The Gladiator” Tabera (18-5-0, 4KO/TKO, 6 SUB) and Murad “The Hunter” Abdullayev (11-1-0, 4 KO/TKO, 1 SUB, of Russia, will battle to determine the first challenger for the vacant M-1 Challenge welterweight belt.

Tabera e1410993556197 Two more fights announced for M 1 Challenge 52 on Oct. 17

Tabera celebrates his win in M-1 Challenge 50

During his 6-year MMA career, Tabera has defeated new M-1 Challenge middleweight champion Vyacheslav Vasilevsky, as well as Michael Hare, Sergei Kaznovsky and former Bellator champion Attila Vega. Tabera won a hard fought split decision over Ilya Doderkina last month in M-1 Challenge 50.

Out of action for the past 1 ½ years, Abdullayev returns to the ring hungry to make up for lost time. His 11 victims include Albert Tumenov, Arbi Aguev and Victor Halmi.

Ivan “Buki” Buchinger (27-4-0, 6 KO/TKO, 16 SUB), of Slovakia, and Tural Ragimov (9-1-0, 4 KO/TKO, 4 SUB), of Azerbaijan, will headline the Oct. 17th event for the M-1 Challenge featherweight title, recently vacated by Marat Gafurov.

Additional fights will soon be announced. All fights and fighters are subject to change.
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XFC logo e1403041496365 XFC Season II International Tournament & Super Fight Series Begins Sept. 27thAfter debuting the Season I International Tournament & Super-Fight series inside RedeTV studios in Brazil, XFC will now host events throughout Latin America! On September 27, at the Gigantão Arena in Araraquara (SP) the promotion will kickoff their second season; televised on the largest open broadcast network in Latin America, Rede TV! and streamed worldwide for FREE on their website XFCMMA.com.

Headlined with the first World Title Fight on Brazilian soil, Deivison “Dragon” Ribeiro (Brazil) puts his featherweight title on the line against USA’s Waylon Lowe. In the co-main event, the post-poned Season I women’s strawweight tournament finale between Vanessa Melo and Vanessa Guimarães will round out a stacked card of thirteen action packed fights. The card also includes the kick-off of the Women’s Flyweight & Men’s Bantamweight tournaments.

Raising the bar from regional fights to International disputes, the XFC’s first season outside the U.S. boasted record shattering ratings. Season II shows signs of reaching even further heights, with 48 athletes from 17 different countries signed to step into the HeXagon. At XFCi 6: Brazil, United States, Russia, Finland, Mexico, and Colombia will all have fighters representing their country. Throughout Season II’s five event series, over 23 countries will be represented. Four events are set to take place in 2014 with the tournament finale in January 2015.

Now at the helm of the XFC operations, Myron Molotky has assumed the presidency of the XFC in both the United States and international operations, at his side are CEO Edward Jung and matchmaker Eduardo Duarte.

“We are very excited about our second international season, it’s full of talented fighters and great matchups.” Molotky stated. “Our initial goal was fulfilled in the first season, to showcase the XFC to another part of the World. We came to Brazil to discover and provide opportunities for young athletes, to allow them to show their talent and compete on one of the Worlds largest stages. In season II we will continue that vision, but now shift to arena shows allowing thousands more fans to experience XFC events, as we spread our principles of honor and integrity,” he concluded.

Season II of the XFC International Tournament and Super-Fight Series will begin on Sept. 27th, 2014. Four of the thirteen fights will be broadcast live on Rede TV! in Brazil and streamed worldwide to XFC fans for FREE via the promotions website. Follow the XFC and their fighters daily on all major social media platforms and view the entire fight card at XFCMMA.com.

Fight Network FNTSY Sports Network Launch on Roku e1410819123885 Fight Network, FNTSY Sports Network Launch on RokuAnthem Media Group Inc. announced today that the world’s premier combat sports television channel Fight Network and the first-ever channel dedicated to fantasy sports FNTSY Sports Network are now available in the Roku Channel Store.

Fight Network is available to Roku users in North America, while FNTSY Sports Network can be purchased by Roku users in North America, the U.K. and Republic of Ireland. Both networks are now available for purchase at a monthly subscription rate of $2.99 each, which includes a 30-day free preview, or an annual subscription rate of $29.99 each.

Fight Network and FNTSY Sports Network are 24-hour television channels, with accompanying video-on-demand (VOD) content, mobile apps, websites and presence on all major social media platforms. The channels available for the Roku platform support both video-on-demand (VOD) content and live streaming.

Fight Network and FNTSY Sports Network are owned by Anthem Media Group Inc., a global leader in operating targeted specialty television channels on linear, digital and mobile platforms.

“With our continued emphasis on offering a dynamic multi-platform service, we’re optimistic about our launch on Roku, a leader in streaming entertainment to the TV,” said Leonard Asper, CEO of Anthem Media Group Inc. “With the great demand for interactive sports programming, Fight Network and FNTSY Sports Network will offer Roku users the best in combat sports and fantasy sports content, adding more great specialty programming for these passionate fan bases.”

“Our focus is to provide Roku users with the most content available on any streaming platform across a variety of genres,” said Ziba Kaboli-Gerbrands, Director of Content Acquisition for Roku. “The addition of these channels broadens our content offering and provides our combat and fantasy sports fans with content that is relevant to their interests any time they want it.”
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