The Score and the Fight Network Launch “The MMA Show”
New MMA show hosted by Mauro Ranallo to begin airing January 30th
TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2009 – Score Media Inc. (TSX: SCR) today announced the launch of “The MMA Show” featuring Mauro Ranallo of The Fight Network, one of the most well known and respected voices in the world of MMA. The show, debuting on January 30th on The Score and The Fight Network, will finally give fans the opportunity to tune into a dedicated show that covers weekly news, highlights and interviews from the world of mixed martial arts.
“We are really excited about the launch of ‘The MMA Show’ and know mixed martial arts fans will be thrilled,” says John Levy, Chairman & CEO, Score Media Inc. “We look forward to delivering engaging multi-platform content and behind the scenes access to one of the fastest growing sports in the world.”
Every week viewers will be given a breakdown of the biggest events in North America and beyond. And the tone will be set during the first episode with the premiere setting the stage for arguably the biggest MMA card in history – BJ Penn vs Georges St. Pierre at UFC 94.
“It’s great to see these two companies come together to produce a show that all MMA fans will want to watch each and every week,” says Mauro Ranallo, Host, “The MMA Show.” “Both as a fan and as a host, I am eagerly looking forward to the launch of this new series.”
Don’t miss “The MMA Show” airing weekly on The Score on Fridays at 12pm and 3pm & Saturdays at 2am, 2pm & 6pm. In addition, “The MMA Show” will air on The Fight Network at 8pm on Fridays & Saturdays at 3am, 1pm and 8pm (all times EST).
ABOUT SCORE MEDIA INC.
Score Media is a media company committed to delivering interactive and authentic sports entertainment. Created in 1997 in response to the growing desire for increased participation in the consumption of sports, the Company has now established itself as the home for hardcore sports fans. Score Media’s primary asset, The Score Television Network (“The Score”), is a national specialty television service providing sports news, information, highlights and live event programming in more than 6.4 million homes across Canada. Score Media also operates Hardcore Sports Radio, a satellite radio network available across North America on SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and other interactive assets including theScore.com, ScoreMobile, and Score Poker. Growing from a team of 60 in 1997 to over 220 employees in 2009, Score Media is a revolutionizing interactive media company.
ABOUT THE FIGHT NETWORK
Launched in 2005, The Fight Network is a multi-platform, international sports and entertainment company, providing its content to fight fans on digital television, pay-per-view, VOD, radio, mobile and online. The Fight Network is the global leader in presenting and covering all combat sports, including Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Boxing, Wrestling and Kickboxing and theme-related entertainment, through its 24/7 dedication to the sports.The Fight Network Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TFN Global Inc., whose corporate headquarters are located in Toronto, Canada. Visit www.thefightnetwork.com.