Fight Network, FNTSY Sports Network Launch on Roku
TORONTO / NEW YORK (September 15, 2014) — Anthem 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.”
Fight Network is the world’s premier 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 mixed martial arts, boxing, kickboxing, professional wrestling, traditional martial arts, fight news and analysis, as well as fight-themed drama, reality series, documentaries and feature films.
FNTSY Sports Network is the world’s first-ever television network specifically targeted towards the estimated 40 million people who play fantasy sports annually and on a daily basis. It includes live studio programming, call-in shows, panels, celebrity and expert drafts, reality programming and on-site commentary from sports venues, as well as short-form programming from the experts around the country.
Fight Network’s dynamic programming lineup includes live events from around the world, extensive news coverage and expert analysis. In addition to live weigh-ins, press conferences and other breaking news, the channel airs mixed martial arts events from Cage Warriors, KSW, Ultimate Challenge MMA, Championship Fighting Alliance and M-1, kickboxing from K-1 Global, Enfusion and Final Fight Championship, world-class boxing productions from Frank Warren, Matchroom Sport, DiBella Entertainment, Hennessy Sports and more, plus professional wrestling events and traditional martial arts disciplines such as amateur wrestling, judo, karate, taekwondo, sambo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Fight Network also produces weekly and daily news programs, including “5 Rounds” on Mondays at 7 p.m. ET, featuring extensive event recaps and technical breakdowns, and “Fight News Now” on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ET, a look at the biggest newsmakers with analysis and profiles of upcoming events, providing extensive coverage of the world’s leading promotions, including the UFC, Bellator and major boxing events. Fridays at 8 p.m. ET, “Toe 2 Toe” provides in-depth interviews with the most relevant and interesting people in the world of combat sports, from mixed martial arts fighters to trainers to boxing legends and more. Fight Network is already available in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Turkey, and across the Middle East and North Africa.
FNTSY Sports Network covers every fantasy sport, from football to golf, baseball, World Cup soccer, basketball, racing and more. It airs insightful daily live news and feature programs, including the simulcast of SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio’s “RotoExperts” with Scott Engel and Adam Ronis weekdays from 6 to 9 a.m. ET, followed by live studio productions of “Game Time Decisions” with Gabriel Morency at 3 p.m. ET and “FNTSY Sports Today” with Laura Diakun at 4 p.m. ET. Additionally, the channel recently launched “Bloomberg Sports Stats Insights” weekdays at 6:30 p.m. ET, focusing on predictive analytical content to reveal fantasy projections and forecasts, as well as in-depth analysis and coverage of the day’s top sports stories that affect the fantasy sports world, and “Razzball” with Nick Capozzi welcoming some of the fantasy sports world’s brightest minds to share their insights and help give you an edge in your league. The channel kicks off NFL seasons with six hours of live programming on Sunday mornings, beginning at 7 a.m. ET, as well as live football news programming on Tuesday and Thursday nights. FNTSY Sports Network also features short-form content from some of the top experts in fantasy sports, providing timely up-to-the-minute information and breaking news, as well as a permanent multi-zone fantasy sports “ticker,” all combining to provide an exciting schedule that a fantasy sports player can’t do without, and regular sports fans will not want to miss. The network’s major suppliers of statistics and data include industry leaders Stats LLC. and The Sports Network.