The Fight Network announced the following:
Fight Network Signs Deal with Mexico-Based AAA Lucha Libre, Weekly Series Airs on Thursday Nights
Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 multi-platform channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, and Mexico-based AAA Lucha Libre announced today a deal for a weekly 90-minute program to air across Canada and globally in over 30 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
The weekly English-language series entitled AAA: Lucha Libre Worldwide premiered on Cinco de Mayo, May 5 at 10 p.m. ET. The weekly episodic program will debut on Thursday nights in the same timeslot every week.
Since 1992, AAA has featured cutting edge, high-flying professional wrestling action and spectacular rivalries. Presenting hundreds of events annually, AAA is one of the hottest Latin sports media brands with a growing global presence. The talent-rich roster includes Rey Mysterio Jr., Fenix, Pentagon Jr., Taya and Dr. Wagner Jr., as well as routinely featuring international stars from other organizations.
“The fans have spoken, so AAA is finally coming to Fight Network,” said Chad Midgley, VP of Fight Network. “From Rey Mysterio Jr. to Eddie Guerrero, some of the best talent to ever grace a professional wrestling ring have come up through the AAA ranks in Mexico. The organization is rooted in tradition and we’re excited to bring viewers a weekly product with excellent production value and world-class talent, the latest addition to our extensive block of professional wrestling content. Blending traditional Lucha Libre with modern style and showmanship, viewers who compare AAA’s product to other properties on the market will quickly realize why the organization has set itself apart as an emerging global powerhouse in the industry.”
“Our partnership with Fight Network enables us to take the AAA experience beyond Mexico to Canada in a way that leverages the legacy of one of the most popular entertainment experiences in Latin America. We cannot be more excited about starting this new venture with Fight Network," said AAA General Manager Joaquín Roldán.
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Fight Network (www.fightnetwork.com) 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 Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Suddenlink Communications, Grande Communications and Armstrong Cable in the U.S., all major carriers in Canada, Roku and Apple TV devices across North America, over 30 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East and on TSN Radio in Canada via its program “Live Audio Wrestling.” Fight Network is a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. (www.anthemse.com), which also launched FNTSY Sports Network across North America in March 2014 and holds a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel.
About AAA Lucha Libre
AAA Lucha Libre (www.LuchaLibreAAA.com) is a global producer and distributor of filmed live action programming with prominent and respected television, live event and digital entertainment brands and content.
Founded in 1992, AAA is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. The company is headquartered in Mexico City.