Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2014
Today, TV4 Entertainment ("TV4E") announced the formation of the Undisputed Champion Network ("UCN"), a broadband television network dedicated to worldwide combat sports. UCN is a partnership between TV4E and television and film production company, BH Media Group. UCN joins a growing portfolio of networks operated by TV4E, including DocComTV (documentaries), the All Warrior Network (military), Throwback Television (classic TV), and the Dance Arts Network (worldwide performing arts).
Founded by veteran film and television producers Art Horan and Damon Bingham, BH Media Group produces television, film, and web original video content with a focus on the combat sports. "The Undisputed Champion conjures images of Dempsey, Louis, Marciano, Patterson, Ali, Hagler, and Tyson," said Jon Cody, CEO of TV4 Entertainment. "Few production companies on the planet have the breath of access to, and the depth of experience in the fight community as does BH Media Group," said Cody, "and we look forward to bringing UCN to fight fans on every screen, anywhere across the globe."
Horan served as Executive Producer on the Academy Award winning film, "The Usual Suspects" and a recent documentary for ESPN on women in boxing directed by Academy Award nominee Amy Berg. Bingham produced the award winning feature documentaries, "Tyson" and "One Night in Vegas", an ESPN original "30-for-30" production on the inextricably intertwined lives of Mike Tyson and Tupac Shakur. "We are inspired by TV4 Entertainment's vision to build broadband television networks that target intensely passionate, worldwide communities that are poorly served by traditional television," said Horan and Bingham. "The fight fan fits squarely within this mandate and we look forward to programming your passion for combat sports on the Undisputed Champion Network."
UCN will aggregate and curate the best fight content from around the world, offering viewers a mix of classic fight content, original series profiling modern day kings of the ring, news, and live events. UCN, launching this Spring, has secured a syndication deal with The Boxing Channel for access to its vast library and current boxing programming and is actively in discussions with Boxing Hall of Fame legend Al Bernstein on several original series. Additional original series are in development with several content partners including "The Ak & Hitch Show" from the popular radio pair out of New York on the intersection of hip-hop and boxing, and from renowned boxing journalists Steve Kim and Gabriel Montoya. UCN will be made available to fight fans at UndisputedChampionNetwork.com and across TV4E's distribution network including Hulu, Amazon, YouTube, and Roku.
BH Media Group