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By Mike Johnson on 3/14/2013 11:35 AM

Fight Network to Launch in Portugal on ZON

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, has signed an agreement to launch in Portugal on ZON on March 19, 2013, making the channel available to its significant subscriber base.

Fight Network airs programs focused on the combat sports genre, including mixed martial arts, boxing, kickboxing, professional wrestling, traditional martial arts, fight news, as well as fight-themed drama series, documentaries and feature films.

“We are excited about the opportunity to penetrate the European market with our launch in Portugal,” said Leonard Asper, CEO of Fight Network.  We are enthusiastic to partner with a company that has the stature of ZON.”

“The goal is to transform Fight Network into an international brand, a global community,” said Anthony Cicione, General Manager of Fight Network. “With our launch in Portugal, we are one step closer to fulfilling our goal of becoming the world’s ultimate destination for fight-related programming.”

"We are pleased to have Fight Network join our channel lineup as it will bring an exciting new channel to our viewers,” said Pedro Faraústo, ZON Residential Product Manager.

For More Information Contact:

Fight Network
Chad Midgley
VP Programming & Production

About Fight Network:  

Fight Network ( is the world’s premier combat sports network dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, including fights, fighters, fight news and fight lifestyle. The channel is available on all major carriers in Canada and globally via the Neulion platform in the U.S. (, its website, mobile phone apps and radio program “Live Audio Wrestling.” The company also owns a license for a Fantasy Sports channel, which it intends to launch across North America in summer 2013.

About ZON:

ZON it is the leader of the Portuguese Pay TV market, with 1.6 million customers; is the leading provider of next generation broadband and cinema distribution and exhibition, being also the only operator of fixed telephony to grow. For more information visit ZON at