Fight Media Inc. Approved to Launch Fantasy Sports Channel
Fight Network Staff / January 9, 2013 - 5:39pm
Toronto – Fight Media Inc., the parent company of Fight Network, is pleased to announce the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has approved its submission for the launch of a fantasy sports television channel.
Fight Media Inc. will develop a category B digital fantasy sports television service for a targeted launch in early summer 2013.
"We are thrilled to be adding our second channel as we continue with our plan to build a group of destination channels focusing on sports and lifestyle," said Leonard Asper, CEO of Fight Media Inc.
"The growth of fantasy sports has been remarkable over the last 25 years and we are promising to deliver a service unlike anything fantasy sports enthusiasts have ever seen," said Chad Midgley, VP of Programming & Production of the network's parent company Fight Media Inc. "We are ecstatic to be the first 24/7 sports television service dedicated to fantasy fanatics everywhere."
The fantasy sports industry, which refers to the development and management of self-created sports teams, is estimated to be worth $4 billion a year in North America with 32 million participants.
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