OSN launches combat sports channel

Rebecca Hawkes | 18-12-2013

Martial arts, boxing, kickboxing and professional wrestling are all to be covered in Fight Network HD, OSN's new, dedicated combat sports television channel for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

The 24-hour high definition (HD) channel is the first of its kind in the region, and comes following a tie-up between the Dubai-based pay-TV operator and Fight Network.

"We are setting a new trend in sports TV entertainment in the MENA region with the launch of OSN Fight Network HD. We constantly monitor customer preferences and identified a credible opportunity to launch a channel dedicated to combat sports," said David Butorac, chief executive officer, OSN.

Leonard Asper, CEO of Fight Network's parent company Anthem Media Group, added: "With our focus on international expansion, we are thrilled about partnering with OSN to reach its broad range of territories."

"OSN subscribers across the Middle East and North Africa will now have access to the world's premier combat sports content, including fights unique to those regions."