SOURCE: Blackout Media Corp.

August 29, 2006 15:59 ET

Blackout Media Corp Announces Jason Abelson Joins The Fight Network News Team

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 29, 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, announced today that Jason Abelson, one of Canada's most seasoned newspaper and online writers for the sport of boxing, has joined The Fight Network to help spearhead the network's growing commitment to news coverage for all combat sports worldwide.

Abelson will serve as the network's boxing analysis and news writer. In addition, Abelson will also oversee the cross pollination of the network's boxing coverage through its multi-distribution platforms of television, radio, mobile and web under The Fight Network brand.

"Abelson's knowledge of the sport, his contacts within the boxing world, a well earned reputation for fairness and a keen attention to detail make him an ideal choice to head up The Fight Network's boxing coverage," said Mike Garrow, President of the network.

Abelson has been covering the sport of boxing professionally for the past eight years, honing his skills both online and in print. Some of his articles, news stories and columns have appeared in such renowned papers and websites as ESPN.com, The Toronto Star, The National Post, Toronto Sun, Montreal Gazette, Detroit Free Press and the Calgary Herald to name a few.

"I have to pinch myself sometimes to think that I have this amazing job where by I get to cover the 'sweet science' each and every day here at The Fight Network," said Abelson.

"When I met Mike (Garrow) and he explained to me the network's plan to really take boxing coverage to a whole new level, I got it big time. I really look forward to giving boxing fans more in-depth coverage of our great sport across The Fight Network's various platforms, so check us out on television, the radio, web and our mobile service. It's going to be a 'knock out' I promise you that," he added.

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 offerings 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. Additional information on the company can be found at www.thefightnetwork.com.

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.

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