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The Fight Network (TFN) is a Canadianmarker English language category 2 digital cable specialty channel devoted to airing programming related to wrestling, boxing, mixed martial arts, and other combatant styles. Along with airing live fighting events themselves, The Fight Network also airs fight themed movies, documentaries, television series, news and fitness related shows.

The Fight Network is owned by TFN Global which also operates a number of other commerce and content businesses in the radio, web, and mobile phone spaces.

History

The Fight Network founded by Mike R. Garrow was granted approval for operation by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in January 2004. TFN was issued a licence by the CRTC at a leter date once it had met certain CRTC requiremnets, including at least once distribution agreement with a licensed Canadian distriubter and that is ready to commence operations. TFN was subsequently launched on September 22, 2005 under the ownership of BlackOut Communciations (now known as TFN Global), a company now controlled by Mayhem Media Corp.

International expansion

TFN reached its first international agreement with American IPTV provider, Backspace, to launch TFN on their system in the United Statesmarker in 2007, although after several months, Backspace removed TFN from their systems.

In keeping with their plans to expand internationally, TFN opened a South American office to continue their planned global expansion in that region. However, as of September 2009, TFN has not commenced operations in Soth America. In 2008, TFN purchased TWC Fight! based in the UK and subsequentily rebranded the network later as The Fight Network UK.., The network was later shut down December 1, 2008.

TFN programming

Boxing



Kickboxing

  • K-1 - the top kickboxing league in the world organized in Japan
  • Superleague - Kickboxing action featuring the top stars from Europe
  • World Championship Kickboxing - Title Fights hosted in Las Vegas
  • XFC - Xtreme Fighting Challenge from Alberta Canada featuring Thai Combat.
  • K1 MAX - K1's light division with the fastest and best technical fighters in the world.
  • K1 Battle Scramble - A half hour show that documents K1 events from the past, showing behind-the-scenes stories and all the drama not seen on the pay-per-view broadcasts.


Mixed Martial Arts



Wrestling



Other programs

  • George "Rush" St. Pierre Training - MMA training videos hosted by UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre
  • Fitness Kick - Fitness program with John Savidis
  • Japanese Catfighting
  • Live Audio Wrestling (The LAW) - Wrestling talk show that airs on Fight Network Radio on Sirius
  • FIGHT - Variety show featuring highlights from everything fight-related: hockey fights, K1, boxing, soccer brawls, karate tournaments, and anything else fight-related.


Films

The Fight Network also features fight-themed films and documentaries, here are just some of the titles:

Documentaries



See also



References

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