Fight Sports launches in Caribbean, signs long-term agreement with Digicel
9th June 2016: CSI Sports today has announced that they have signed a multi-year carriage agreement for their 24/7 FIGHT SPORTS network to be carried on the Digicel Play platform throughout the Caribbean.
The channel recently launched in several countries in the region, including Jamaica.
The FIGHT SPORTS network is driven by compelling Live Events, relevant World Championship Bouts, plus tournaments in all disciplines, Lifestyle, Reality, Documentary and other Original Programming.
“After years of syndicating our content in the region, we now look forward to establishing a comprehensive destination for our current and future FIGHT SPORTS fans!” said Co-CEO Craig Miele. “We are encouraged to see the growing interest in our business around the world. From Europe to Asia and now throughout the Caribbean, our distribution continues to grow at an amazing pace with even more announcements to come,” said Co-CEO Richard Miele.
Particular highlights include LIVE World Title Championship Boxing, LIVE MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), LIVE World Championship Kickboxing, and LIVE Martial Arts, as well as exclusive original series such as MMA:30 and Wide World Fights, and a top shelf selection of Mega Fights™ featuring the sport’s greatest competitors of past and present including Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Lennox Lewis, Oscar De La Hoya, Mike Tyson, and Canelo Alvarez.
John Suranyi, CEO of Digicel Play Caribbean and Central America, commented; “We are single-minded in our determination to bring the best of the best to our customers. When it comes to TV content, Digicel Play is second to none. FIGHT SPORTS adds another exciting dimension to our already compelling sports line-up and we know our customers are going to get a real kick out of it.”
About Digicel Group
Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 32 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After almost 14 years of operation, total investment to date stands at over US$5 billion worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the presenting partner of the Caribbean Premier League. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors Vanuatu cricket.
Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programs.
Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information.
About FIGHT SPORTS
FIGHT SPORTS, CSI Sports’ first 24/7 global network in HD, broadcasts a range of LIVE Championships and other fight content across a wide variety of fighting disciplines from exclusive reality and documentary series to original programming.
CSI Sports was founded in the US in 1997 by Richard and Craig Miele, and has a rich heritage of acquiring, producing and distributing fight-related content. In addition, to the high profile live events, it boasts ownership of an invaluable asset of content in today’s media market that includes thousands of hours of the widest variety of premium fight-related programming from across the globe. The company also syndicates its weekly “FIGHT SPORTS” programming to regional sports networks in the US, reaching over 80 million households.
For more information on FIGHT SPORTS, visit www.fightsports.tv.