The Fight Network Goes Mobile!
24-Hour Sports Channel Rolls Out News Service for Mobile Telephones
TORONTO–(MARKET WIRE)–May 26, 2006 — Blackout Media Corp.’s (Other OTC:BKMP.PK – News), The Fight Network(TM), North America’s first and only 24-hour combatant sports channel, has launched FIGHT MOBILE — a mobile telephone service that offers the latest news, insight, interviews and features on boxing, wrestling, the mixed martial arts and other combatant forms.
FIGHT MOBILE is now available in the United States on Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0 network. Other first-tier carriers are preparing to launch the U.S. service in the near future, while Canadian national and regional carriers are in discussions to add FIGHT MOBILE to their mobile content. When fully deployed, FIGHT MOBILE has the potential of reaching over 220,000,000 (Two Hundred and Twenty Million) cell phones in North America.
“We put a lot of time and attention into building this application,” said Mike Garrow President of The Fight Network. “We wanted FIGHT MOBILE to be the most important single source of news for all fight fans. I want to express our appreciation to our partners at Setanta Mobile and Trajectory Sports for their expertise in producing and managing mobile sports content internationally. They have been, and will continue to be, instrumental in translating The Fight Network to the mobile medium worldwide.”
Features currently offered through FIGHT MOBILE’s WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) programming include Headline News, Ring Results, Profiles & Interviews, World Rankings, Event Listings, Ringside Plus, Round-by-Round coverage, Trivia and Contests, Training Tips and Fight Babes. These features apply to the boxing, wrestling and the mixed martial arts.
“Fight sports are one of the most popular sports genre worldwide, and we are pleased to be producing this international mobile program in association with The Fight Network. We have had a very positive response to the program, because it is compelling content for our Mobile Network partners in North America and around the world,” said Anthony Dillistone, the Executive Director of Setanta Mobile for Asia and the Americas. “Being the first ones in this market puts The Fight Network miles ahead of the competition.”
FIGHT MOBILE also plans to move into the European and Asian markets via Setanta Mobile’s strong relationships with mobile network operators in these markets. This can increase the potential cell phones with access to FIGHT MOBILE to over 500,000,000 (Five Hundred Million).
The worldwide mobile phone market presently serves approximately 2,000,000,000 (Two billion) users, with this number projected to double to 4,000,000,000 (Four billion) in the next two years, according to published research reports. It is Fight Network’s goal, in partnership with Setanta Mobile and Trajectory Sports, to be on over 1,000,000,000 (One Billion) mobile telephone handsets worldwide within the next few years.
About The Fight Network:
The Fight Network is a cross-platform media company with brand interest in television, radio, mobile and web. All four of these media offerings are seamlessly integrated to offer fans of combatant sports and related entertainment a true convergence experience. The Fight Network Inc. corporate headquarters is located in Toronto, Canada. Additional information on the company can be found at www.thefightnetwork.com.