Warrior Fight Series will expand in 2016, agreeing to a television deal with Fight Network to be seen in North America and 30 countries in all.
The promotion announced the signing on Friday.
Effective immediately, Fight Network will be distributing future WFS events and archive footage across all platforms, including TV and digital.
“This truly is a monumental deal for us at Warrior Fight Series,” WFS promoter Harry Shoebridge said. “Slowly we are breaking on to the world stage and with a broadcasting partner such as Fight Network, we can only go from strength to strength. I look forward to working with Fight Network and hopefully the global MMA fans will see just how high level the shows are in the U.K.”
Below is the complete press release:
European promotion, Warrior Fight Series (WFS) today announced its new distribution deal with Fight Network in North America and globally in over 30 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Starting with immediate effect, Fight Network will distribute WFS’ future events and existing archive footage across all platforms, including TV and digital.
WFS have taken sizeable steps to becoming a well-established brand on the British and European MMA circuit hosting some of the most exciting match-ups of 2015. With their foray into a new home venue, the world famous York Hall, they upped their production levels and calibre of fights, hosting some high level fighters such as Jake Bostwick, Patrick Vallee, Bellator MMA fighter Jack Hermansson and former UFC Star Karlos Vemola all gracing the WFS cage.
Ariel Shnerer, Director of Programming & Communications at Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., the parent company of Fight Network, added: “Warrior Fight Series has rapidly evolved into one of the top organizations in Europe, showcasing world-class international talent and homegrown prospects. We look forward to building our relationship with WFS and exposing our global audience to some of the best mixed martial arts action the region has to offer.”
With the archive of footage now spanning four events, WFS have aplenty of bouts to showcase to viewers. With their next event set to take place on February 13th, this Saturday, in London – the catalogue is ever-increasing high level British and European competitors.
About Fight Network:
Fight Network (www.fightnetwork.com) is the world’s premier combat sports network dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, including fights, fighters, fight news and fight lifestyle. The channel is available on Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Suddenlink Communications, Grande Communications and Armstrong Cable in the U.S., all major carriers in Canada, Roku devices across North America, over 30 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East and on TSN Radio in Canada via its program “Live Audio Wrestling.” Fight Network’s parent company Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. launched Fantasy (FNTSY) Sports Network (www.fantasysportsnetwork.com) across North America in March 2014 and also holds a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel.
About Warrior Fight Series
Warrior Fight Series is one of the UK’s leading professional mixed martial arts events and was established in the summer of 2014. Having been involved with over 100 live MMA events Director and Promoter Harry Shoebridge looks to showcase the very best talent. WFS has evolved rapidly and has fast become a premiere brand within the UK and Europe.