Pursuit Channel Connects with Bounce TV's First Boxing CardCo-Production with Promoter Acquinity Sports Set for Nov. 30 11/07/2012 7:59 AM Eastern
Outdoor category proponent Pursuit Channel is teaming with a Florida boxing promoter on what will be the first fight card on African-American-targeted broadcast service, Bounce TV, later this month.
A co-production between Pursuit Channel, which presents hunting, fishing, outdoor, rodeo and boxing, and Florida boxing promoter Acquinity Sports, the Nov. 30 card will feature the World Boxing Association junior world welterweight title match between Dominican boxer features Dominican boxer Joan Guzman (33-0, 20 KOs) and Russian Khabib Allakhverdiev (17-0, eight KOs).
Television coverage, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (ET), will be available to Pursuit Channel’s approximate 35 million-plus homes on satellite TV providers DirecTV on channel 604 and Dish Network on channel 240, as well as Bounce TV’s 65 million homes nationwide.
“Pursuit Channel is pleased to once again bring boxing to its nearly 40 million households who enjoy watching a variety of sports and recreational programming on Pursuit,” said Rusty Faulk, CEO of Pursuit Channel, in a statement. “We’re pleased to be able to bring such an exciting lineup to our dedicated enthusiasts.”
“Bounce TV’s rapid growth continues on all fronts as we proudly bring live boxing back to broadcast television,” noted Bounce TV COO Jonathan Katz. “Expanding our sports coverage to include championship bouts delivers tremendous value to our viewers, affiliates and advertisers.”