FX Canada Takes On The Ultimate Fighter, Beginning March 2012

- 13-part reality series features fighters and coaches training for live matches -

TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2011 /CNW/ - Continuing its commitment to premium world-class content, FX Canada today announced that Ultimate Fighting Championship reality series The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) joins the network's Friday night lineup this spring.  FX Canada has acquired seasons 15 and 16 of the 13-part series, which will premiere March 9 and will air in a consistent timeslot on Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

For the upcoming 15th season, TUF features a new series format.  Each 60-minute episode focuses on two fighters training for the big fight.  In the last 15 minutes of each episode, the competitors face off in an elimination bout, with the winner moving on to the next round.  Coaches train alongside their fighters for the first 12 weeks of the season in preparation for the championship, which takes place in episode 13 in a three-hour finale.

This marks the first major programming acquisition for FX Canada since the channel's launch on October 31.

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"The Ultimate Fighter is another example of how we are continuously capitalizing on opportunities to build our bold programming slate and offer Canadians the best in world-class content on FX Canada," said Scott Moore, President of Broadcasting, Rogers Media. "The addition of The Ultimate Fighter series to our stellar FX Canada lineup provides the loyal fans of mixed martial arts a chance to view and participate in the evolution of the series each season."

FX Canada is currently available in standard and high definition with a two-month free-view for Rogers Digital, EastLink and Cable Cable subscribers. Rogers Digital subscribers can find FX Canada on channel 318 (standard definition - in Ontario and select systems in New Brunswick and Newfoundland) and 565 (high definition - Ontario only). Plus, viewers can also catch their favourite FX Canada programs on demand on Rogers On Demand Online. For additional carriage information, please contact local television providers.

About FX Canada
FX Canada is a digital specialty channel that delivers critically-acclaimed dramas and hit comedies, including FX original series American Horror Story, Wilfred, The League, Lights Out, Terriers and Sons of Anarchy. Delivering compelling entertainment to Canadians, FX Canada's unique content also features movies, and original Canadian programming. FX Canada is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company.

SOURCE FX Canada

For further information:

Sónia Brum, 416.764.3194, sonia.brum@rci.rogers.com
Michelle Lomack, 416.764.3190, michelle.lomack@rci.rogers.com

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