Vivicast Media Spotlights New Global Distribution Agreement with MY COMBAT CHANNEL at Telco TV 2011

Oct 18, 2011, 10:30 ET from VIVICAST MEDIA

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIVICAST MEDIA and MY COMBAT CHANNEL announced today that they have signed a multi-year global distribution agreement covering all platforms.  The two companies will focus on delivering the channel to cable, IPTV, OTT and mobile companies around the world.

With combat sports achieving huge mainstream popularity combined with Vivicast's adaptable distribution strategy, MY COMBAT CHANNEL is poised to be a world-wide success.

Vivicast Media's President, Stuart Smitherman, said today "We are thrilled about our relationship with MY COMBAT CHANNEL.  Today's entertainment viewer is looking for excitement and variety as part of their overall video experience and that's what the channel delivers."  Mr. Smitherman went on to say that Vivicast will be spotlighting the channel at the upcoming Telco TV Conference in New Orleans from October 25-27th.  "We invite Telco TV attendees to come out and meet one of the sport's great stars, Fabiano Iha, from 2-4 PM on October 26th at our booth #547.  Come learn more about this network as well as the many multi-screen possibilities that Vivicast offers."

Mr. Iha, who is a Mixed Martial Arts World Champion said, "I am very impressed with the reach and vision of Vivicast Media's global content distribution strategy and sales.  I feel this company has a unique understanding of both the traditional television space as well as important emerging multi-delivery platforms."

MY COMBAT CHANNEL is jointly owned by FilmOn.TV Networks CEO, Alki David and Fabiano Iha.  Mr. David runs the FilmOn.TV Networks Inc. portfolio of channels and the global FilmOn platform that currently carries the channel worldwide.  Fabiano Iha, who hails from Brazil, is a former two-time world champion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has fought in UFC, PRIDE, King of the Cage, WEF, Extreme Challenger, Hitman, Lockdown in Paradise and Battledome.  His post-fighting career includes training some of the best MMA fighters and action stars such as Vin Diesel, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Tito Ortiz, Vitor Belfort and Ricco Rodriguez.  


MY COMBAT CHANNEL embraces the world's fastest growing sports of combat including MMA, boxing, wrestling, and multiple martial arts disciplines such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do karate and amateur fights.  Along with industry news and fighter profiles, viewers will enjoy fight technique instructional videos plus fitness and self-defense tips for the whole family.  MY COMBAT CHANNEL will provide an insider's look at your favorite personalities and behind the scenes pass into the fight game as only a champion can.  Action films and classic martial arts movie blocks will round out the 24/7 programming of the network.


Vivicast Media is the greatest source for Over-The-Top, mobile , CATV and IPTV programming.  The company is leading the way for the changing world of entertainment programming with a vast mix of sports, music, 3D and entertainment programming aimed at satisfying today's multi-screen requirements.  As a multi-screen and multi-national content licensor, Vivicast Media also holds exclusive content licensing rights for certain networks that can be made available to qualified video operators in the US and internationally.  Vivicast Media can be found at booth #547 at Telco TV 2011.

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