FightZone TV Celebrates 3000th Airing
Tampa Bay -
FightZone TV, one of the nation's largest Independent Distributors of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Programming,
celebrates their 3000th Broadcast TV airing in May 2011.
In December 2006, FightZone TV aired their first MMA event in Tampa, FL on local cable to over 300,000
With the explosion of MMA and the thirst of its fans for more and more content, by the end of 2007, FZTV
was airing multiple promoters' events statewide in Florida on Fox Sports Net's Sun Sports and nationally on
DIRECTV and The Dish Network to over 9 million homes.
In 2008, the short lived International Fight League (IFL), which had a contract with various FSN networks,
folded and FightZone TV stepped in to fill the MMA gap on Sport South adding 6 additional southern states
(GA, TN, NC, SC, MS, AL). In addition all of these shows were also packaged into the FSN Sports package
on the satellite networks bringing the total available homes to over 25 million.
With the growth of the satellite networks and the addition of AT&T U-verse, FightZone TV, in their sixth year
of MMA related broadcasting, is now available to over 47 million homes, reaching over 42% of US homes
with cable TV. All programming is also duplicated on separate SD and HD channels. And because of the
satellite networks, FightZone TV can be seen in virtually every Sports Bar in the country that subscribes to
the Fox Sports Net Package.
FightZone TV enjoys tremendous exposure being on the same tier as the Orlando Magic, Miami Heat,
Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Rays, Braves, Hawks, Thrashers, Gators, Seminoles, ACC and
SEC, often preceding or following these shows and playoff games.
FightZone TV distributes 3 Programs: One and a half hour fight events from a variety of locations and
Promoter Partners; Jay Adams Brawl Call" - a 1/2 hr MMA show featuring interviews with fighter, celebrities,
promoters at our various televised fight events and "MMA 30" w/ Host Dave Farra, a fast paced, on location,
1/2 hr. Las Vegas based MMA News, Reviews and MMA Lifestyle show featuring many of the biggest
names in the sport.
This means FightZone TV, with over 115 hours of MMA Programming monthly, is now available somewhere
in the US on almost a daily basis.
FightZone CEO and co-owner Al Martino says, "What started out with one event and one promoter (Real
Fighting Championships (RFC), has seen FightZone TV partnering with over 30 promoters across the
mainland US, Aruba, Hawaii, Canada and the UK."
These have included: Action Fight League (AFL) FL; Art Of Fighting (AOF) FL, Asylum Fight League NJ;
Battlefield League Canada; Blackeye Promotions NC; Cage Wars Championships (CWC) UK; Combat
Fighting Championships (CFC) FL; Gladiator Challenge CA; Global Cage Fighting (GCF) FL; Mainstream IA;
Pure Combat CA; Raging Wolf NY; Real Fighting Championships (RFC) FL; Reality Combat Championships
(RCC) FL; Tuff N Nuff NV; Ultimate Warrior Championships (UWC) DC; Unconquered (UMA) FL; Vendetta,
Aruba; W-1 Canada; World Extreme Fighting (WEF FL); World Fighting Championships (WFC) FL; X1
(Hawaii); Xtreme Fighting Association (XFA), NV
FightZone TV History Highlights:
2006 Broadcast first their MMA Cage event throughout Florida to 9 million homes
2007 Added multiple promoters in US, Debuted Jay Adams/ Brawl Call show
2008 Replaced defunct IFL on Sports South and added 17 million homes.
2009 Debuted new promoter Shows from Hawaii, Aruba and UK . Debuted MMA 30 Show from Las Vegas
and supported the first UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas with TV promotions and taped coverage.
2010 Added HD broadcasts and started airing first (and only) MMA fights from New York with Raging Wolf
Seneca Nation Venue in Niagara Falls, NY.
2011 Sponsored MMA Expo at Fl State Fairgrounds. Aired a special MMA 30 show with Dave Farra with
the highlights of the FightZone sponsored, 3rd Annual MMA Awards Show from Las Vegas.
Thanks to all of our Promoters Partners, TV Affiliates, Fighters, Sponsors, Advertisers, Commissions, Video
Crews, Venues and most of all the MMA viewers who have made all this success possible.
Look for more exciting news in the coming months
For Airing Schedules and Commercial availability or Media Kit, visit www.FightZone.TV or email
FightZoneMedia@aol.com or call 727-577-5500.
- Press Release from Fight Zone Media
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