The Fight Network and Accedo Broadband partner to bring combatant sports into IPTV
Toronto, Canada and Stockholm, Sweden April 27, 2007 – The Fight Network – North America’s first and only all combatant sports and entertainment channel is pleased to announce that it has signed a agreement with Accedo Broadband, the leading provider of interactive applications and long tail on demand content for IPTV and Consumer Electronics.
“Partnering with Accedo is another way that we are getting The Fight Network out to consumers worldwide.” stated Mike Garrow, President of The Fight Network, he added “Accedo is a great partner for us to be working with as they provide superior interactive applications that provide consumers with a unique television experience. Accedo takes the IPTV capabilities to a new level which we think will work excellent with the Fight Network content portfolio.”
The new joint IPTV offering is available to all IPTV operators globally from April 2007.
“The Fight Network has in just a few years built a leading position in combatant sports entertainment”, says Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Broadband. “Combatant sports have a large global niche audience, which makes this a perfect fit for the Accedo Application Portfolio and the new on demand possibilities with IPTV. We believe that the new offering will be an important part of our portfolio moving forward.”
About Accedo Broadband
Accedo Broadband is a leading provider of interactive content and applications for IPTV and broadband enabled consumer electronics. Accedo Broadband provides the largest available multi-platform portfolio of IPTV content and applications, Accedo Application Portfolio”, containing e.g. IPTV games, quizzes, puzzles, video art, comics, karaoke, lifestyle, niche sports, weather, user-generated content and communication services. Accedo offers a turnkey solution compatible with most IPTV platforms including a provisioning solution managed and run by Accedo Broadband which saves resources and reduces investment needs for the service provider.
Accedo is a privately held company founded by telecom and media entrepreneurs Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson. Accedo Broadband has offices in Stockholm, Sweden and London, UK. For more information, visit www.accedo.tv.
About The Fight Network
The Fight Network is a cross-platform media company with brand interest in television, pay-per view, radio, mobile and web. All five of these media are seamlessly integrated to offer fans of combatant sports and related entertainment a true convergence experience. The Fight Network Inc. corporate headquarters is located in Toronto, Canada. The Fight Network’s Website is: www.thefightnetwork.com.
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