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TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Score Media Inc. (TSX: SCR) today announces that it has extended its programming
partnership with Bellator Fighting Championships through its upcoming sixth season which begins March 9th. theScore will also broadcast Bellator's Summer Season as well as its
seventh season later this year. The extension gives Canadian mixed
martial arts fans access to another year of Bellator fights across
theScore's multiplatform assets including theScore Television Network, theScore.com and its industry-leading application, ScoreMobile.
"We are extremely pleased to announce the continuation of our
partnership with Bellator," says Benjie Levy, Executive Vice President
and Chief Operating Officer, Score Media Inc. "Bellator has developed
a reputation for being one of the world's elite MMA promotions and its
programming is a perfect fit for our young audience."
"theScore is Bellator's longest running TV partner worldwide, having
broadcast each of our first five seasons," says Bjorn Rebney, Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer, Bellator. "As the place where Canadian
fans go for MMA programming, news and information, theScore is the
perfect partner to help us connect with Canadian MMA fans."
Season six kicks off on Friday, March 9th headlined by the Bellator World Featherweight title fight between Joe
Warren and Pat Curran. In addition, Bellator is planning multiple
Canadian event dates in 2012.
theScore's Bellator programming will be streamed live on theScore.com on Fridays at 8pm ET followed by repeat airings on theScore Television Network on Saturdays at 9pm ET, Sundays at 8pm ET and Wednesdays at 4pm ET.
For more information, please visit: http://tv.thescore.com/programs/bellator-fight-night.
About Score Media Inc.
Score Media is a media company committed to delivering interactive and
authentic sports entertainment. Score Media's primary asset, theScore
Television Network ("theScore"), is a national specialty television
service providing sports news, information, highlights and live event
programming in more than 6.8 million homes across Canada. The
Company's digital media assets include theScore.com and the industry
leading mobile sports applications ScoreMobile, ScoreMobile FC and
SportsTap which reach over three million unique users per month.
Growing from a team of 60 in 1997 to over 290 employees in 2012, Score
Media is a revolutionizing interactive media company.
About Bellator Fighting Championships
Bellator Fighting Championships is a Mixed Martial Arts promotional
company headquartered in Chicago. Bellator, Latin for Warrior, is
partnered with entertainment industry leaders Viacom and Fremantle
Entertainment, and is the world's leading tournament-based mixed
martial arts organization. Bellator's Founder, Chairman & CEO Bjorn
Rebney is an experienced fighting sports and entertainment professional
with a deep commitment to the purity and integrity of the sport of MMA
and its athletes. Bellator Fighting Championships' executive team is
comprised of top industry professionals in the areas of live event
production, television production, fighter relations, venue
procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing,
marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations.
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forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect Score
Media's current expectations concerning future results and events, and
relate to, among other things, anticipated financial performance,
business prospects, strategies, regulatory developments, new services,
market forces, commitments and technological developments. By its
nature, such forward-looking information is subject to various risks
and uncertainties, including risks related to the nature of the
specialty service television industry, the regulatory environment, the
dependence of Score Media on broadcast distribution undertakings,
programming and production costs, general economic conditions, reliance
on key personnel, management of growth, competition, Canadian ownership
restrictions, Score Media's concentrated shareholder base and others
including those discussed in Score Media's annual information form
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undue reliance on this forward-looking information, and Score Media
disclaims any intention or obligation to update publicly or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise unless required to do so by applicable law.
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Score Media Inc.
Executive Director, Public Relations
Bellator Fighting Championships