Global Force & FITE Announce Television Distribution Plans For Sold Out Starrcast
Today Starrcast creator Conrad Thompson announced his plans for making the highly anticipated Starrcast event available live, worldwide on the premium digital combat sports network known as FITE. The already sold out Starrcast is slated to take place August 30th through September 2nd in the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg Ball room outside Chicago. Starrcast is providing the stage for fans to experience in person the very best of the many pro wrestling themed podcast that have recently taken the world of wrestling by storm.
Starrcast is the convention that has been developed as a coinciding event with the organizers of the "All In" Wrestling event set for Saturday September 1st in the Chicago suburbs - Sears Centre. "All In" sold out the 10,000 seat Sears Centre in 30 minutes in mid-May. The Starrcast telecast on FITE will feature as many as 20 wrestling podcasts scheduled for the weekend including well-known wrestling podcast hosts Bruce Prichard, Eric Bischoff, Tony Schiavone, Madusa, and Colt Cabana. All of the podcasts on FITE will feature special guests from the wrestling world during each 1 ½ to 2-hour program. A complete schedule for each of the podcast will be released shortly.
FITE, is available worldwide and its programming content features Pro Wrestling, Boxing, MMA and Kickboxing. FITE is available as a free mobile app on iOs and Android mobile devices, on the web at www.FITE.tv and on the Roku, Apple TV and Android TV boxes.
"The demand for access to Starrcast is unprecedented. Never before has an event like this sold out over three months in advance in the wrestling industry or for that fact in the fan convention business. Combined with "All In", Chicago has become the place to be in the wrestling world during labor day weekend," said Starrcast creator Conrad Thompson. "Because of the demand we have been able to work with FITE and make each of these podcasts available live throughout the four-day weekend. Now wrestling fans from around the world can join in on the party and hear first-hand from the stars from over the last five decades who have helped build pro wrestling into the wildly popular sensation that it is today."
"Starrcast marks the first event that Global Force Entertainment has developed and produced for FITE in our recently announced partnership," said Global Force Entertainment CEO, Jeff Jarrett. "As a participant in the event as well as a promoter of professional wrestling, I'm thrilled to be a part of bringing this event to the very best multi-screen platform in the OTT world. Also, FITE has the ability to make each of the podcasts available even when two are simultaneously taking place. Plus, as a lifelong wrestling fan I'm excited about the "live chat feature" that will be integrated into the production of the entire event!"
"FITE is excited to kick off this partnership with GFE's production of Starrcast," said FITE COO Michael Weber. "With our ability to offer the programming in different pricing scenarios, the viewer will have the opportunity to customize their viewing experience of this must-see wrestling centric programming."