CALGARY, ALBERTA – February 1, 2006 – Star Choice is excited to announce the launch of The Fight NetworkTM starting February 1, 2006. Star Choice customers will enjoy a free preview of the service until March 31, 2006.
Available on channel 404, The Fight Network is the first and only all combatant sports and entertainment channel that delivers the very best in boxing, wrestling, mixed martial arts, and other combatant styles along with top-notch “fight theme” movies, documentaries, and news 24 hours a day. Pride FC, K-1, TNA Wrestling(Xplosion), Ring of Honor, Showtime Boxing: Shobox, and TKO are just a few of the network’s programming highlights.
“We’ve landed a knock-out punch with the addition of The Fight Network to our channel line-up,” said Jim Cummins, Vice-President of National Operations for Star Choice Communications. “Star Choice has more than 420 channels, and over the last year we have added over 20 services, including The Fight Network. With award-winning customer service, and 14 High Definition channels, Star Choice continues to provide the best digital satellite television experience in the country.”
“We’re thrilled to provide Star Choice customers with non-stop action from all corners of the fight world. This is truly unique programming which we believe will further build-out Star Choice’s strong sports line-up with even more viewing options,” said Mike Garrow, President of The Fight Network. “We’re going the distance with the support of Star Choice and we’re confident this network will be a true fan-favourite.”
For a complete list of programming and the latest news from the fight world, please visit www.thefightnetwork.com.
About Star Choice Communications Inc
Star Choice Communications Inc., a subsidiary of Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX-SJR.NV.B, NYSE-SJR), is a leading Canadian provider of crystal-clear digital picture and Dolby surround sound audio and video Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite services. Star Choice delivers one of Canada’s largest channel selections to more than 855,000 customers and was recently awarded the top 2005 prize for customer satisfaction, for customer contact in a call centre, within the Telecommunications and TV industry by SQM Group Inc. Star Choice also launched Canada’s first elliptical dish, which facilitates multiple satellite reception. Canadians can purchase Star Choice equipment at more than 3,000 locations across the country, including The Source by Circuit City, Best Buy, Future Shop, Leon’s and The Brick. Additional information about Star Choice Communications can be found on the Web at starchoice.com
The Fight Network Takes Flight On Cancom Satellite.
Toronto, CA – January 30th, 2006 –The Fight Network announces today that it has signed a full service distribution agreement with Canadian Satellite Communications, Inc. know as Cancom to provide The Fight Network with uplink services for its 24 hour television channel across North America beginning February 1st.
Cancom delivers more television and radio signals to North American broadcast redistributors than any other single-source satellite supplier. Currently, over 400 English, French and multilingual signals are offered via 45 Anik F1R and F2 transponders.
“This is a significant moment for us here at The Fight Network”, said Mike Garrow President of the network, “By having our signal available on the Cancom satellite allows us to make our channel available all Cable, Satellite and Telco providers throughout North America. This agreement goes hand in hand with our expansion plans for The Fight Network brand and we look forward to “Getting It On” for consumers through out North America in the coming months, he added.
The Fight Network is a cross-platform media brand with interest in television, radio, print and online content offerings.
The Fight Network is the first and only all combatant sports and entertainment channel that delivers the very best in boxing, pro wrestling, mixed martial arts, and other combatant styles, along with top-notch “fight theme” movies documentaries and news 24 hours a day. For more details on The Fight Network please visit: www.thefightnetwork.com
More about Canadian Satellite Communications Inc.: Cancom manages one of North America’s largest full service commercial signal distribution networks with unparalleled technical service, delivering more television and radio signals to North American broadcast redistributors than any other single-source satellite supplier.