|TORONTO / NEW YORK (September 23, 2014) – Anthem 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.
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.
“As we continue to roll out our channels across the country, we’re excited to penetrate another major market craving dynamic new sports destination channels,” said Leonard Asper, CEO of Anthem Media Group Inc. “With the tremendous growth of fantasy sports and the global popularity of combat sports, we’re confident FNTSY Sports Network and Fight Network will engage Shentel Cable customers on the new FANS Choice Sports package.”
“Sports enthusiasts will love this package,” said Tom Whitaker, Vice President of Shentel Cable. “There is something for just about every kind of sports fan. Whether you’re a football fanatic, a fly fisherman or dedicated to combat sports, the Fans Choice package has programming to satisfy all your sports entertainment cravings.”
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.
Both Fight Network and FNTSY Sports Network are 24-hour linear channels, with accompanying video-on-demand (VOD) content, mobile apps, websites and presence on all major social media platforms.
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.