CSI Sports (Est. `97), the leading provider of premium fight content, has signed a new carriage agreements for its 24/7 HD Network FIGHT SPORTS in Finland with leading Nordic Pay-TV operator DNA Ltd (including Cable, OTT and DTT Networks)
The programming line-up includes some of the most high profile `live’ World Title Boxing events (WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO), Championship Kickboxing, K-1, MMA, Martial Arts and exclusive Reality, Documentary and original programming series. In addition, the DNA 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 US pay-per-view [PPV] revenue alone.
These launches continues FIGHT SPORTS Network’s rapid global expansion. Since launching in December 2012, CSI Sports has already a wide range of carriage agreements for its FIGHT SPORTS network with operators across Europe and the Asia Pacific region that has taken the network into almost 40 countries within less than 4 years since launching.
Jarmon Haikonen, VP of Entertainment Business said, “We are extremely pleased with our co-operation with the FIGHT SPORTS network and the possibility to offer DNA TV customers exciting fight nights, tournaments and lifestyle programs of different fight related content”.
“We are pleased to be expanding the FIGHT SPORTS reach with wide distribution on leading Pay TV operator DNA in Finland. Our channel performance in Europe and Asia has continued to deliver distribution in new markets while we continue to invest significantly in LIVE and original programming”, said CSI Sports, Co-CEOs, Richard and Craig Miele
About CSI SPORTS
CSI Sports was founded in the US in 1997 by Richard and Craig Miele, and has a rich heritage of acquiring, producing and distributing fight-related content. In addition to the high profile live events, it boasts ownership of an invaluable asset of content in today’s media market that includes thousands of hours of the widest variety of premium fight-related programming from across the globe. The company also syndicates its weekly "FIGHT SPORTS" programming to regional sports networks in the US, reaching over 70 million households.
FIGHT SPORTS, CSI Sports’ first 24/7 global network in HD, broadcasts a range of live Championships and other fight content across a wide variety of fighting disciplines from exclusive reality and documentary series to original programming.
DNA provides broadband and data security services in the mobile and fixed network. DNA’s TV services comprise products from subscriptions to channel packages, including a large selection of HDTV channels in the cable and terrestrial network. DNA’s mobile and fixed phone subscriptions are complemented by a wide range of devices. Around 600,000 households are connected to DNA's cable network. With over 170 channels, DNA’s content offering is extensive, and it also contains the highest number of HDTV channels. New high-definition content is added constantly, and the capacity and efficiency of DNA’s cable network enable it to offer broadcasts in next generation 4K high definition in the future. DNA’s terrestrial network includes close to 20 channels, nine of which over high definition broadcasts. The network covers approximately 85 per cent of Finnish households. DNA is the only operator offering high-definition content in the terrestrial network.