SOURCE: Blackout Media Corp.

March 16, 2006 09:00 ET

Blackout Media Corp. Announces Fight Network Delivers a "Burst" of Energy to Sunshine Communications Subscribers

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 16, 2006 -- Blackout Media Corp's (OTC: BKMP) The Fight Network™ is pleased to announce that Canadian Cable Systems Alliance Inc. (CCSA) member Sunshine Communications is adding Fight Network to its channel line up.

It will be available on channel 404, 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 24 hours a day. Pride FC, K-1, TNA Wrestling (Xplosion), Ring of Honor, Showtime Boxing: Shobox, and TKO are just a few of the network's programming highlights.

"We are pleased to be welcoming Sunshine Communications onboard to deliver our service to their subscriber base," said Mike Garrow President of Fight Network. "Get ready fight fans in British Columbia to feel the 'Energy' on channel 404," he added.

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

About Sunshine Communications Ltd.:

Grand Forks and the Boundary area is flying into the new millennium as one of the most connected communities in the world. With the ingenuity and innovation of Sunshine Communications, the Boundary Region (http://www.boundary.bc.ca/) has one of the most technologically advanced telecommunications infrastructure in place.

Using the newest technology and state of the art equipment, Sunshine Communications rebuilt its cable TV distribution system in Grand Forks and Christina Lake to allow for High Speed Internet Access using 4Mbps (Million bits per second). The signal and data are microwaved to Christina Lake and using wireless technology, Sunshine Communications offers High Speed Internet to Greenwood, Midway, and Rock Creek. Grand Forks (http://www.city.grandforks.bc.ca/), being situated on the 49 parallel, enabled Sunshine Communications to get connected to a dedicated High Speed connection from Sprint U.S, long before this service was available from Telus. Grand Forks and the Boundary area has access to services other communities in the Kootenays and Okanogan are still waiting for (currently connected to telus backbone line).

Besides offering affordable Cable TV and High Speed Internet Access to residential and commercial users, Sunshine Communications offers a full line of Internet Services from Dial-Up Internet, Virtual Domains, Web Hosting, Server Hosting and Full Video and Audio Streaming that is capable of virtual video conferencing.

Sunshine Communications, in partnership with Boundary School District 51, have worked to make the District 51 schools and offices the first District in the Province to be totally connected to High Speed Internet. District 51 is also considered to be in the top 5% in North America with its connectivity to advanced telecommunications. The High Speed connection opens opportunities to teach high knowledge courses like Cisco technical training and educational interactive projects like the TACT Project (http://www.tactproject.com/). Teaming the High Speed connections with the beautiful natural settings and the relaxed quality of life the rural and remote communities of the Boundary have to offer, enhancing this community to attract a green industry of skilled, educated and high knowledged individuals.

Growing in the New Economy, Grand Forks and the Boundary in its humble surroundings certainly is a jewel in disguise.

Sunshine Communications

is one of many companies owned 100% by J. W. (Bill) Gillespie, who has over 30 years experience and knowledge in the telecommunications industry. His expertise and resources designed and developed the fastest cable Internet connection available in Canada today.

About The Fight Network:

The Fight Network is a cross-platform media company with brand interest in television, radio and web. All three 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. www.blackoutmedia.com (coming soon).

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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