SOURCE: Blackout Media Corp.

February 12, 2007 10:00 ET

Blackout Media Corp. Announces The Fight Network Signs Multi-Year Deal With EliteXC to Bring "LIVE" MMA Events to Canadian Television

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 12, 2007 -- Blackout Media Corp. (PINKSHEETS: BKMP) -- The Fight Network™, North America's only twenty-four (24) hour combatant sports and entertainment channel, announced on February 1st, 2007 that it has acquired the exclusive Canadian broadcast rights to EliteXC "LIVE" and tape-delayed MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Events.

EliteXC is a newly formed Mixed Martial Arts venture led by CEO Doug DeLuca and President of Live Events Gary Shaw, a prominent fight promoter. EliteXC is backed by LA-based Pro-Elite Inc. EliteXC will also be seen in the U.S. marketplace on SHOWTIME, a premium television network.

The first event which aired on The Fight Network in this multi-year deal on February 10th "LIVE" at 10pm EST with Frank Shamrock vs. Renzo Gracie in the main event, was a resounding success. The show which was broadcasted on The Fight Network across Canada is the first MMA non-PPV event shown live in Canada, many bars and restaurants featured events on Saturday night promoting the show. As well TFN garnered many more subscribers to the network as a result of the extension advertising and promotion conducted in connection with this first ever event.

Frank Shamrock is regarded by many to be the first true mixed martial artist in combat sports. Renzo Gracie is a prominent member of the most famous family in martial arts. Now these two legends will square off in the first-ever EliteXC event.

Also on the card will be Canada's own David "The Crow" Loiseau taking on Joey "The Dream Smasher" Villasenor in what promises to be an exciting middleweight fight as well.

"This is excellent news for our viewers," said Brian Sobie, VP of Programming for The Fight Network. "We have been looking to add 'Live' premium MMA events to our line-up and I am very confident that the shows that EliteXC has planned out will connect soundly with our audiences."

"EliteXC is dedicated to delivering top quality fights from around the world each and every time out," said Doug DeLuca CEO of EliteXC. "We're very pleased to have The Fight Network on board to bring our events into the homes of enthusiastic mixed martial arts fans across Canada," 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 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:

About Pro Elite "EliteXC":

Pro Elite, Inc. is an entertainment and media company dedicated to producing world-class sports events which empowers the participation of both athletes and enthusiasts. Pro Elite Inc. fosters the growth of the core principles of competition -- Pride, Spirit, Honor and Sportsmanship. (

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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