Navarre to Distribute The Ultimate Fighter(R) TV Reality Series on DVD
MINNEAPOLIS, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Navarre Corporation
(Nasdaq: NAVR) a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home
entertainment and multimedia products, today announced an exclusive DVD
distribution agreement with Zuffa, LLC, creators of the Ultimate Fighting
Championship(R) and The Ultimate Fighter(R).
Under the terms of the agreement, Navarre has licensed the exclusive
United States DVD distribution rights to the Ultimate Fighting Championship
organization's Spike TV reality television series "The Ultimate Fighter." The
Ultimate Fighter series is now heading into its fifth season and regularly
receives ratings higher than the many NBA, NHL, NASCAR in the coveted 18 to 34
year old male demographic.
Marvin Gleicher, Senior Vice President - Content and Marketing, commented
on the agreement, "Navarre is thrilled to sign a long-term agreement with
Ultimate Fighting Productions, the leader in the mix martial arts category.
With this agreement Navarre has positioned itself as a premier publisher and
distributor in this growing and wildly popular form of entertainment. We look
forward to working with Ultimate Fighting Productions and our retail partners
to further grow the mix martial arts entertainment category in the future."
"Navarre is the perfect partner to distribute our The Ultimate Fighter
series television events on DVD given their understanding of the mixed martial
arts category and strong relationships with North America's leading
retailers," stated Dana White, UFC President. "Our goal is to ensure our fan
base has every opportunity to experience the most exciting live sporting event
in the world!"
About Navarre Corporation
Navarre Corporation (Nasdaq: NAVR) is a publisher and distributor of
physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC
software, CD audio, DVD video, video games and accessories. Since its founding
in 1983, the Company has established distribution relationships with customers
across a wide spectrum of retail channels which includes mass merchants,
discount, wholesale club, office and music superstores, military and e-tailers
nationwide. The Company currently provides its products to over 19,000 retail
and distribution center locations throughout the United States and Canada.
Navarre has expanded its business to include the licensing and publishing of
home entertainment and multimedia content, primarily through the acquisitions
of Encore, BCI, and FUNimation. For more information, please visit the
Company's web site at http://www.navarre.com .
About the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Zuffa, LLC
The Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) brand is the world's leading
professional mixed martial arts organization and offers the premier series of
MMA sports events. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, and headquartered in Las
Vegas, Nev., the UFC(R) organization produces approximately twelve to fourteen
live pay-per-view events annually that are distributed through cable and
satellite providers. In addition to its U.S. distribution, UFC(R) fight
programs are distributed throughout the world including broadcast on WOWOW,
Inc. in Japan, on MAIN EVENT in Australia, Globosat in Brazil and Bravo in the
United Kingdom. For more information, or current UFC(R) fight news, visit
Ultimate Fighting Championship(R), Ultimate Fighting(R), UFC(R), The
Ultimate Fighter(R), Submission(R), As Real As It Gets(R), Zuffa(TM), The
Octagon(TM) and the eight-sided competition mat and cage design are registered
trademarks, trademarks, trade dress or service marks owned exclusively by
Zuffa, LLC in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks
referenced herein may be the property of Zuffa, LLC or other respective
SOURCE Navarre Corporation
Haug Scharnowski, Vice President Corporate Relations of Navarre Corporation, +1-763-535-8333, firstname.lastname@example.org
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