HDNET AND BAMMA, EUROPE’S LARGEST MMA ORGANIZATION, INK NEW DEAL

Posted November 17th, 2011 by Bill Apter

HDNET AND BAMMA, EUROPE’S LARGEST MMA ORGANIZATION, INK NEW DEAL

New partnership kicks off with “HDNet Fights: BAMMA 8 LIVE” on HDNet – Saturday, December 10

As announced on HDNet’s live broadcast of “Inside MMA”, the network has signed a new agreement with Europe’s largest and most prominent Mixed Martial Arts Promotion, BAMMA. This multi-year deal, negotiated by BAMMA distributor Content Television, will kick off on Saturday, December 10 with LIVE coverage of “BAMMA 8” from The Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England.

“BAMMA puts on the best MMA shows in Europe and HDNet broadcasts the best fights from around the globe,” said Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights. “It was the perfect fit. I had to get this deal done!”

The “BAMMA 8” fight card features new signings, Jimi Manuwa and Antony Rea who will face off in a Light Heavyweight contest while Jack Marshman will defend his Lonsdale British Middleweight title against Lee “Leeroy” Barnes. And, Paul McVeigh will make his BAMMA debut against Erik Perez.

Fresh off a decision win against HDNet’s own Frank Trigg at “BAMMA 7,” Jimmy Wallhead will face Joey Villasenor in his long awaited BAMMA debut with Andre Winner taking on Diego Gonzales in a World Lightweight Title eliminator fight.

“We see a US TV partner as a major step in our growth as an organisation and believe we have found the ideal partner in HDNet,” said David Green, CEO of BAMMA. “We are very excited about this new partnership and look forward to bringing some first class events to the US public”

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About HDNet
HDNet (www.hd.net) is the independent network with unique and thought-provoking content that appeals to men of all ages and is delivered in true high definition.

HDNet presents exclusive, innovative and original programming, including the network’s Emmy Award winning HD news feature programs, “HDNet World Report,” and “Dan Rather Reports,” featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather.

HDNet is your home for MMA, featuring the best of Mixed Martial Arts with its Friday night series, “HDNet Fights” (www.hdnetfights.com). “Inside MMA” is the hottest Mixed Martial Arts program on television, giving fans their weekly fix for everything MMA, while “The Voice Vs…,” features Michael Schiavello going one-on-one with some of the biggest names in the sport.

HDNet also delivers the world’s largest and most diverse concert line-up through “HDNet Concerts,” now also presenting LIVE concerts in high definition. HDNet also features revealing lifestyle programming featuring “Art Mann Presents,” “Drinking Made Easy,” “Deadline” and “Get Out!”

Launched in 2001 by Mark Cuban and General Manager Philip Garvin, the HDNet networks are available in the U.S. via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Suddenlink and Verizon FiOS . The HDNet networks can be followed via Facebook at facebook.com/HDNet, and facebook.com/HDNetFights and via Twitter at twitter.com/hdnet and twitter.com/hdnetfights.

About Content Media Corporation

Content Media Corporation plc (“Content”, formerly ContentFilm plc), is a publicly traded, global entertainment media company based in London with offices in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto, which owns and distributes a significant library of film, television and digital assets. Content Film (formerly ContentFilm International), the film sales division, holds the rights to 200 titles and helps producers secure financing, marketing and distribution. The division also acquires top-tier documentaries. Content Television (formerly Fireworks International) is the television sales division, which holds the library rights to 3,400 hours of TV programming incorporating major drama series, non-fiction entertainment, special event programming, kids’ series, TV movies and mini-series. Content Digital licenses over 300 hours of bespoke digital properties, in addition to the existing library, to digital media platforms worldwide, including on-demand, broadband and mobile.

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