SOURCE: Blackout Media Corp.

April 17, 2007 10:24 ET

The Fight Network Teams With MediaMen to Assist in International Expansion

TORONTO and LOS ANGELES, CA and BANGKOK, THAILAND -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 17, 2007 -- Blackout Media Corp.'s (PINKSHEETS: BKMP) The Fight Network, North America's first and only 24-hour all combatant sports and entertainment channel, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with global media management, aggregation, and licensing company, MediaMen, to assist in expanding The Fight Network's global distribution outlets for satellite, cable, IP Broadband, and mobile.

The Fight Network's programming mandate is to deliver the best of boxing, wrestling, mixed martial arts, and other combatant styles along with top-notch "fight theme" movies, documentaries, and television series. The Fight Network also airs special events and news related shows exclusive to the channel, making The Fight Network the ultimate television destination for fight fans.

MediaMen will use its regional representatives across Asia and the Middle East to assist The Fight Network in expanding its reach and brand. MediaMen will also work directly and through affiliates to target IP, satellite and cable outlets for The Fight Network's programming in the Americas. "From K- 1 Kickboxing, to Showtime Boxing, to UFC, to TNA Wresting, and King of the Cage, The Fight Network has top fighting and entertainment from across the globe," said David Jones, Co-Chairman of MediaMen based in Bangkok. "We are confident our partners in Asia, the US and South America will be thrilled with the programming offered through The Fight Network."

"Teaming up with MediaMen is allowing us to keep the momentum going with our international expansion plans," stated Mike Garrow, President of The Fight Network. He added, "The race to conquer the combatant world by The Fight Network is now in full force and we are teaming up with those companies and individuals that will get us there in as fast a time as possible; MediaMen is one part of that team."

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 MediaMen:

MediaMen LLC (, a global media management company, focuses on the aggregation of unique international Content Channels, and the worldwide cross-platform licensing and distribution of compelling and marketable sports, entertainment, and specialty programming via cable, satellite, and terrestrial television, plus mobile, Internet ("IP broadband"), video-on-demand ("VOD"), and pay-per-per ("PPV") platforms around the globe. MediaMen also provides Consultation and Facilitation services to content providers, distribution outlets (mobile, IP Broadband, Cable VOD) and technologies that support digital distribution. MediaMen principals are based in Los Angeles, Chicago, Vancouver, Bangkok, Jerusalem, with representation throughout MENA and Asia.

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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