6.17.2010

LEGEND FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP: BROADCAST AGREEMENT

Hong-Kong based Legend today announced a broadcast agreement with KIX, a new Asian action-themed TV channel, to broadcast its upcoming Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competitions. A subsidiary of Tiger Gate Entertainment, KIX is the ultimate destination for action TV in Asia, offering MMA and fight tournaments, action movies, reality shows, extreme sports, and anime. KIX and Legend will partner together to broadcast the next five Legend tournaments, starting with next week’s Legend Fighting Championship 2.

“We are excited to begin this broadcast partnership with the Legend team,” said Tiger Gate CEO William Pfeiffer. “MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world, and Legend features some of the highest-level fighters in the Asia-Pacific region. Our mission is to bring top-quality action programming from Asia to our viewers throughout the region, and Legend is a perfect fit.”

“KIX is an ideal platform for us,” said Legend’s Chris Pollak. “Legend is devoted to showcasing the best of Asia-Pacific MMA, and KIX enables us to reach a regional audience that is passionate about our sport.”

KIX is currently available on NOW TV in Hong Kong; on StarHub in Singapore; and on Indovision, OkeVision, and AORA in Indonesia. Viewers in these countries should call their local Pay TV operators for more information on how to get KIX.

About Tiger Gate Entertainment
Tiger Gate Entertainment operates two exciting Asian Pay TV channels, KIX and Thrill, and is a distributor of feature films and television content across Asia. Tiger Gate is a joint venture among Lionsgate (the world’s largest independent entertainment studio with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture and television program production and distribution), Saban Capital Group (a leading private investment firm specializing in the media, entertainment, and communications industries), and Tiger Gate’s management.
www.tigergate.com

About Legend Fighting Championship
Legend Fighting Championship is Hong Kong's first professional mixed martial arts competition. Legend invites the top professional martial artists from throughout China and the Asia-Pacific region to compete in a freestyle tournament using interdisciplinary martial arts skills including sanda, wushu, jiujitsu, muay thai, boxing, and wrestling in supervised matches under a strict set of rules designed to promote athlete safety. Legend is committed to promoting the sport of mixed martial arts in Hong Kong, to supporting and cultivating its athletes, and to providing exceptional entertainment to a broad audience.
www.legendfc.com

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