SOURCE: Blackout Media Corp.

March 05, 2007 08:00 ET

Fight Network Programming to Be Available to More Than 20 Million U.S. Homes via America One Sports

TORONTO and NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 5, 2007 -- Blackout Media Corp. (PINKSHEETS: BKMP) -- The Fight Network, which is North America's first and only all combatant sports and entertainment channel, has signed a two-year contract to supply America One Sports with television programming.

The initial programming package covers mixed martial arts -- which is the fastest growing sector of combatant sports, which will be closed captioned for the hearing impaired. A total of 26 hours of mixed martial arts will be carried during the agreement's initial phase.

Brokered by Trajectory Sports & Media Group, LLC, this agreement represents the first major U.S. market television programming deal for Canadian-based The Fight Network.

"Being able to showcase our programming via America One Sports will enable our fight fans to get a taste of what is in store for them with our network," stated Mike Garrow, President of The Fight Network. "This is just another way our fans in the United States will get to see us."

America One Sports is part of the America One Television Network, a general entertainment network serving more than 170 broadcast affiliates that access over 20 million TV households across the United States.

"Men 18 to 25 are watching mixed martial arts in record numbers," said Preston Bornman, America One's executive vice president. "Fight's mixed martial arts content will help us build a closer bond with this key demographic, and will complement our boxing, motocross and extreme sports offerings."

The current sports distribution line-up for Texas-based America One Sports includes the Canadian Football League, FIM Motocross, England's Charlton Athletic Club soccer, ECHL Hockey, weekly boxing, auto racing, extreme sports and official weekly highlights programs from ATP Tennis and FIBA Basketball.

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 America One

America One is a U.S.-based full-service syndication and distribution television network whose programming is available in over 60 percent of the United States and Puerto Rico via broadcast television stations and regional sports networks. America One Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of USFR Media Group, Houston, Texas. Learn more at

About Trajectory Sports & Media Group LLC:

Trajectory Sports & Media Group, LLC is a U.S.-based sports marketing company with global resources. Its assets are utilized to help clients to expand distribution, strengthen brands, secure sponsorships and open new markets. Trajectory's core competencies include content distribution, sponsorship, brand building and management support. Additional information is available at:

About Blackout Media Corp.:

Blackout Media Corp. is a holding company with an interest in Blackout Communications, which 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.

Safe Harbor

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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.

Contact Information

  • Investor Relations:
    Blackout Media Corp.
    Fax 416.348.9418

    Media Contacts:

    The Fight Network Inc.
    Stephen Murdoch
    OEB International
    Tel: (905) 682-7203 extension 22
    Fax: (905) 682-7481

    America One Sports
    Preston Borman
    Tel: (713) 403-6900

    Trajectory Sports
    Jeffrey Lenorovitz
    The InfoWEST Group
    U.S. office tel: +1 703 560-6330
    U.S. office fax: +1 703 560-6310
    U.S. mobile: +1 703 615-3646
    Int'l GSM: +33 (0)6 80 85 86 25