SOURCE: Blackout Media Corp.

November 13, 2006 12:38 ET

Blackout Media Corp. Announces Storm Watch Is Coming, as The Fight Network Welcomes Wrestler Lance Storm as Its Newest Pro Wrestling Columnist

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 13, 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 Pro Wrestler Lance Storm has joined The Fight Network as a weekly columnist across all of its distribution platforms (television, radio, mobile, and internet).

"Lance brings a wealth of insight and knowledge of the sport to us with this working relationship," said John Pollock, Producer and Managing Editor of The Fight Network's wrestling content. "From his early days of honing his craft with the legendary Hart family to stints in ECW, WCW and WWE, Storm has literally seen and done it all in the world of professional wrestling. I am confident fans will find his column entertaining and thought provoking each and every week," he added.

Storm will contribute a weekly column entitled "STORM WATCH" for www.thefightnetwork.com, providing an insider's perspective on a wide range of topics that resonate through out the industry. Storm's columns will appear along side other professional athletes from the areas of mixed martial arts, boxing and pro wrestling under the section Tough Talk! "Where the Pros speak their minds."

"I love to be involved with wrestling in many capacities," said Storm "I run my own wrestling school in Calgary and having my own column published each and every week through Fight Network's various media outlets is an exciting way for me to stay connected with the fans who have given me so much over the years," he added.

The first "STORM WATCH" column debuts Tuesday, November 14th in The Fight Network's new Tough Talk! section on its website.

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.

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Contact Information

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    Contact:
    Stephen Murdoch
    OEB International C/O The Fight Network Inc.
    Public Relations/Public Affairs
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