CSI Sports (Est. `97), the provider of televised fighting content, has signed a carriage deal for its new 24/7 HD Network Fight Sports with pay-TV operator, Telia, becoming Scandinavia’s first network to support the entire genre through exclusive events and original programming.
The channel launched on Telia in Sweden and on Sonera in Finland later this month.
The launch on Scandinavia’s leading pay-TV operator continues the rapid global expansion of the Fight Sports Network. Since launching in December 2012, CSI Sports has already secured multiple carriage deals with operators across Europe and the Asia-Pacific region that has taken the Fight Sports Network into two dozen countries within two years.
The programming line-up includes live World Title Boxing events (WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO), World Championship Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts and multiple Martial Arts tournaments from around the world, with exclusive reality (Fight Quest) and documentary (Xtreme Martial Arts) series produced by Discovery Networks, the Contender series (produced by Mark Burnett), to specialty series, such as Wide World of Fights and KNOCKOUTS! (The series features Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya, among other Champions).
In addition, Telia viewers can enjoy past fights from some of history’s most exciting Championship Boxing events from HBO Championship Boxing and some of the Greatest Classic fights with legendary fighters such as Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Oscar De La Hoya and George Foreman from an exclusive selection of events that have grossed over USD$1B in U.S. pay-per-view (PPV) revenue alone.