SOURCE: Blackout Media Corp.

October 31, 2006 13:27 ET

Blackout Media Corp. Announces

(Bell) ExpressVu Rings in the Action With the Launch of The Fight Network

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 31, 2006 -- Blackout Media Corp's (PINKSHEETS: BKMP) The Fight Network™, North America's first and only twenty-four (24) hour combatant sports and entertainment channel, is pleased to announce that The Fight Network television service has successfully launched on Bell ExpressVu's satellite system.

ExpressVu customers will enjoy a free preview of the service until December 1st, 2006.

Available on channel 390, The Fight Network is the first and only all combatant sports and entertainment channel that delivers the very best in boxing, wrestling, mixed martial arts, and other combatant styles along with top-notch "fight theme" movies, documentaries, and news coverage, 24 hours a day. Pride FC, K-1, TNA Wrestling, Ring of Honor, Versus Top Rank Boxing, Showtime Boxing: Shobox, and TKO (From Quebec) are just a few of the network's programming highlights.

"We are very pleased to have Fight Network now available on ExpressVu," said Mike Garrow, President of the channel. "We know that the fans who have ExpressVu have been waiting to see 'all fights, all the time' and now the wait is over... get ready for some non-stop action coming through your dish each and every day from now on," he added.

For a complete list of programming and the latest news from the fight world, please visit www.thefightnetwork.com.

About The Fight Network.:

The Fight Network is a cross-platform media company with brand interest in television, pay-per view, radio, mobile and web. All five of these media are seamlessly integrated to offer fans of combatant sports and related entertainment a true convergence experience. The Fight Network Inc. corporate headquarters is located in Toronto, Canada. The Fight Network's Website is: www.thefightnetwork.com.

About Bell ExpressVu.:

Launched in September 1997, Bell ExpressVu has become the largest and fastest growing leader in digital home entertainment and has over 850,000 customers, representing more than 40 per cent of the digital TV subscribers in Canada. The company broadcasts Canada's largest programming line-up of over 200 video channels to an 18-inch dish, the smallest in the country. Bell ExpressVu is a limited partnership, wholly owned by BCE Inc.

About Blackout Media Corp.:

Blackout Media Corp. is a holding company with an interest in Blackout Communications, who is a diversified media and entertainment company conducting operations in digital television, VOD, PPV, radio, the Internet and print under the brand name "The Fight Network." The activities of Blackout Media Corp. are conducted principally in Canada and the United States.

Safe Harbor

Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the company, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Technical complications that may arise could prevent the prompt implementation of any strategically significant plan(s) outlined above. The company cautions that these forward-looking statements are further qualified by other factors. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact Information

  • Investor Relations:
    CONTACT:
    Blackout Media Corp.
    Telephone 416-987.2133
    Fax 416 348.9418
    E-mail ir@blackoutmedia.com

    For more information, please contact:

    Stephen Murdoch
    OEB International C/O The Fight Network Inc.
    Public Relations/Public Affairs
    Bus: (905) 682-7203 extension 22
    Fax: (905) 682-7481
    E-mail: smurdoch@oeb.com