SOURCE: Blackout Media Corp.

May 22, 2006 09:00 ET

Blackout Media Corp.'s Fight Network Nominated for 2006 BDA North American Design Award

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2006 -- Blackout Media Corp.'s (PINKSHEETS: BKMP) The Fight Network, Inc. is pleased to announce that its channel on-air network ID has been selected as a finalist for the BDA North American Design Awards.

"We are delighted to be a part of this nomination with our design partners Systematic Design," said Mike Garrow, President of The Fight Network. "Dennis Tan and his entire team understood right from the get-go what The Fight Network wanted to achieve with our on-air look when we launched the channel last fall; the end result grabbed consumers' attention and now it has also garnered a 2006 BDA nomination from their peers as well. Our congratulations go out to Dennis and his entire crew," he added.

The BDA North American Design Awards will be held in New York City from June 20-22 and is part of the Promax & BDA International Conference.

Promax International is the association for promotion and marketing executives in electronic media.

Broadcast Designers' Association (BDA) is the organization for professionals who work in motion graphics.

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More about The Fight Network:

The Fight Network is a cross-platform media company with interest in television, radio, print and online content offerings. The Fight Network is the first and only all combatant sports and entertainment channel that delivers the very best in boxing, pro wrestling, mixed martial arts, and other combatant styles, along with top-notch "fight theme" movies, documentaries and news, 24 hours a day. For more details on The Fight Network please visit:

More about Systematic Design:

Systematic Design is an award-winning studio specializing in broadcast design.

From concept development to final on-air implementation, we're involved with each stage of design on every project. We create a full spectrum of broadcast design products such as network branding, station IDs, show openings, promos and commercials.

Systematic Design clients include such media networks as ABC Sports, CBS, ESPN, NBA, Global TV, The Fight Network and The Wall Street Journal. For more company details go to:

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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