SAWA Rights Management Signs Multi-Year Distribution Agreement with Fight Network

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SAWA Rights Management (SRM) has signed a multi-year distribution agreement with Fight Network—the world’s leading combat sports television channel—and Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc.’s flagship fights channel and digital platform.

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“Combat sports have enjoyed a significant increase in popularity with viewers around the world, cementing the medium as a true global phenomenon,” said Ariel Shnerer, GM of Fight Network.

SAWA Rights Management (SRM) has signed a multi-year distribution agreement with Fight Network—the world’s leading combat sports television channel—and Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc.’s flagship fights channel and digital platform. With this announcement, combat sports fans across the MENA region will now be able to enjoy an unprecedented selection of content ranging from IMPACT Wrestling, KSW and Fight Nights Global, to Combate Americas and World Lethwei Championship, among many others.

The announcement marks a continuation of SRM’s successful partnership with Fight Network, having previously completed a distribution agreement to air the popular channel on DU, one of the leading platforms in Dubai UAE; JAWWY TV, the leading OTT platform operated by Saudi Telecom; and TOOLi, a brand-new satellite DTH and OTT platform launching across the MENA territory.

Fight Network is the premier destination for 24/7 combat sports coverage, boasting more than 300 hours of live fights from top promoters across the globe. Additionally, Fight Network puts the spotlight on a slate of critically acclaimed original programming packed with exclusive content, Fight Network originals, documentary features and unscripted series, delivering the ultimate viewing experience that gives fans in-depth access to the industry’s top athletes as they fight, train and live both in and out of the arena. Highlights include popular offerings Retrospective, Diary, In 60 and After The Fight, as well as an impressive roster of classic fights and compilations, and weekly events such as Boxing World Weekly, Total Combat and IMPACT Wrestling—one of the most popular professional wrestling promotions in the world.

“We are excited to finally bring Fight Network back to the MENA region,” said Ali Ajouz, SRM CEO. “The return of the channel will undoubtedly satisfy the most demanding fans of Combat Sports.”

“Combat sports have enjoyed a significant increase in popularity with viewers around the world, cementing the medium as a true global phenomenon,” said Ariel Shnerer, GM of Fight Network. “We are proud to have the opportunity to continue building on our partnership with SRM, and we look forward to providing even more viewers across the MENA with the exclusive live events, acclaimed series and original content that only Fight Network can provide.”

About Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc.
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc. is a globally integrated multi-platform media company with offices and studios in Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, New York, Toronto, London and Istanbul. Anthem's portfolio includes AXS TV, a leading music, entertainment and lifestyle television channel and digital media company; Fight Network, the world's premier combat sports channel; IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world's leading wrestling organizations specializing in original programming and live events; Game+, the leader in Esports and gaming content; GameTV, the home of game shows and competition-based reality series; and HDNet Movies, which features theatrically released films and documentaries. Anthem also has a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S.

About SAWA Rights Management
SAWA Rights Management FZ LLC (SRM) is a Dubai Media City company and part of the SAWA Group of companies, founded by Group CEO, Ali Ajouz. SRM is a strategic service provider to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Television industry, offering a wide range of services to broadcasters, Pay-TV Platforms, Hospitality, IPTV/OTT Networks, Telecom Operators, ISPs and Independent Consultants. SRM represents a wide range of TV Channels and content from regional and International licensors including FOX Networks Group (Disney), Lagardère, France TV, RTL, Channel One Russia, OSN, MBC, Rotana and many more. All in all SRM represents and licenses over 300 HD, SD and 4K TV channels making SRM the single largest supplier of TV Services to platforms in the MENA region. SRM manages the full relationship between Licensees (clients) and Licensors (TV Channels, Studios and other rights owners). SAWA Group of companies include, SAWA Rights Management http://www.srmtv.com SAWA Media http://www.sawamedia.net and SAWA Technologies http://www.sawatechnologies.com.

Contact:
Angela Marie
SAWA Rights Management

+971-4-513-6866 x300 angela@sawamedia.net

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