FITE Partners with ITV to Bring Pay-Per-View Content to Wrestling Fans
UNIONDALE, NY (May 21, 2019) -- FITE, the largest digital combat sports platform, is partnering with ITV, the largest commercial broadcaster in the UK, to stream the first ITV Box Office Pay-Per-View (PPV) event via FITE. All Elite Wrestling's highly-anticipated DOUBLE OR NOTHING PPV event will be available via FITE to UK/Ireland fans on Sunday, May 26 at 1:00pm UK Time.
ITV is the home of popular television in the UK, operating a family of channels as well as ITV Box Office Pay-Per-View, where DOUBLE OR NOTHING will be airing. FITE is the largest independent digital streaming platform for combat sports featuring over 1,000 pay per view events per year available to subscribers a-la-carte, now including access to DOUBLE OR NOTHING.
"We're thrilled to be partnering with FITE to bring this epic event to even more wrestling fans across the UK & Ireland through such a reliable platform," said Ben Halabi, Head of ITV Box Office's Business Development. "FITE is the digital destination for combat sports streaming, so working with them to reach their network of devoted fans was a natural fit for ITV."
FITE is the largest streaming provider of combat sports, with over 1.3MM registered users and 1,500 live events annually. The FITE Digital Television Network is a free app download and is available on all major digital platforms including www.FITE.tv, Apple and Android mobile apps, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire. The FITE mobile app features the patented technology to cast the program to any connected television sets.
"We pride ourselves in giving our subscribers access to the most exciting and uninterrupted content in combat sports and partnering with networks like ITV is a critical piece of doing that," said Michael Weber, COO of FITE. "ITV is one of the largest and most viewed networks in the world, and we're excited to be their global partner to stream AEW's DOUBLE OR NOTHING."
AEW's DOUBLE OR NOTHING, which sold out in under 30 minutes, will take place on Saturday, May 25, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The card includes a headline clash between Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho; Cody taking on his brother Dustin Rhodes; The Young Bucks battling the Lucha Bros for the AAA World Tag Team Championship; Hangman Adam Page clashing with PAC; and Britt Baker, Nyla Rose and Kylie Rae competing in a three-way match.
AEW fans from will be able to order the DOUBLE OR NOTHING PPV and watch it via FITE and ITV Box Office beginning at 1:00am UK Time Sunday morning May 26th. Viewers can check their local listings and pricing on the FITE app or on www.FITE.tv.
ITV is an integrated producer broadcaster and the largest commercial television network in the UK. It is the home of popular television from the biggest entertainment events, to original drama, major sport, landmark factual series and independent news. It operates a family of channels including ITV, ITVBe, ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4 and CITV, which are broadcast free-to- air. ITV is also focused on delivering its programming via the ITV Hub, mobile devices, video on demand and third-party platforms. ITV Studios is a global production business, creating and selling programmes and formats from offices in the UK, US, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, the Nordics and the Netherlands. It is the largest and most successful commercial production company in the UK, the largest independent non-scripted indie in the US and ITV Studios Global Entertainment is a leading international distribution business.
FITE is the largest independent digital streaming platform for combat sports featuring over 1,000 pay per view events per year available a-la-carte. FITE is free to join through its downloadable apps for iOS and Android mobile devices, Apple TV, Android TV, ROKU and Amazon Fire or at www.FITE.tv. FITE streams live events from the MMA, Boxing and Pro Wrestling world to its community of 1.3 million registered viewers. For more information go to www.FITE.tv
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