SOURCE: Blackout Media Corp.

June 23, 2006 10:30 ET

Blackout Media Corp. Announces - Molson Grand Prix of Toronto and The Fight Network Join Forces to Deliver a Knock-Out Combination to Fans

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 23, 2006 -- Blackout Media Corp. (PINKSHEETS: BKMP) is pleased to announce that the fighting won't just be for pole position at this year's Molson Grand Prix of Toronto. The Fight Network, North America's only 24-hour combatant sports specialty channel and The Molson Grand Prix of Toronto announced a two-year promotional partnership that will see mixed martial arts and boxing events and celebrity fighter appearances during race weekend July 7, 8 and 9, 2006.

Wrestling Superstar Bret "Hitman" Hart joined Charlie Johnstone, Grand Prix Association of Toronto President and CEO and Mike Garrow, The Fight Network President, to make the special announcement. In addition to the programming, the trio revealed a line up of The Fight Network special guests that will be showcased at this year's Molson Grand Prix of Toronto, including: Bret "Hitman" Hart, AJ Styles of TNA Wrestling and more surprise guests to be announced.

"This relationship represents the new efforts we're making to add to the total fan experience both on and off-track at our event," stated Charlie Johnstone. "The addition of two Fight Network competition-sized rings in our Thunder Alley area this year will provide visitors with a truly rare opportunity to interact with the stars of mixed martial arts, wrestling and boxing."

The two-year partnership will have the two organizations cross-promoting throughout the year and looking to engage their audiences with unique offers.

"We're delighted to partner with Molson Grand Prix of Toronto," explained Mike Garrow. "We share a comparable fan base so it makes good business sense to partner. We always jump at a chance to bring live programming to events and get up close and personal with our Fight Network fans," he added.

The two organizations have begun jointly promoting their "Rumble at the Race" program that will feature mixed martial arts demonstrations and boxing bouts in Thunder Alley throughout Molson Grand Prix of Toronto weekend as well as appearances from stars of the mixed martial arts, boxing and pro wrestling world.

"My two great passions are racing and fighting," said Bret Hart, "so I can't wait to take part in this year's Molson Grand Prix of Toronto."

About the Molson Grand Prix of Toronto

New ownership, a new name and a new attitude make this a landmark year for the Molson Grand Prix of Toronto. For the past 20 years, Torontonians have celebrated a long-weekend of racing on their streets and 2006 promises to be another spectacular festival of international racers and exciting off-track entertainment. Tickets are on sale now at www.grandprixtoronto.com or by calling 1-416-872-2222.

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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.

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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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