Stratus Media Group Announces MMA Multi-Fight Deal with HDNet and ProElite Rebranded MMA Company to Air Fights Live on Network Television Business Wire LOS ANGELES -- October 18, 2011 Stratus Media Group, Inc. (OTCBB:SMDI) today announced that ProElite (PK.PELE) signed a new multi-fight, multi-year television agreement, unveiled on last night’s LIVE broadcast of “Inside MMA”. The fight promotions company will air LIVE coverage of “HDNet Fights: ProElite - Big Guns” on November 5 at the iWireless Center in Moline, IL. “After watching the first event in Hawaii, I could see ProElite was a great fit for HDNet,” said Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights. “This upcoming card has a perfect mix of marquee names and an innovative Heavyweight tournament that fight fans won’t want to miss!” Former UFC Heavyweight Champions Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski will headline the event in separate bouts in addition to an 8-man Heavyweight tournament to identify the up-and-coming talent among MMA’s heavy hitters. “Our multi-fight agreement with HDNet elevates the ProElite brand to a national MMA audience with a preeminent broadcast partner,” stated Paul Feller, President and CEO of Stratus Media Group and Chairman of ProElite. “This strategic partnership offers new opportunities for corporate sponsorship and advertisers looking to reach this passionate and rapidly growing audience of ProElite fans.” ProElite will soon announce its full fight card, which will include some of Quad Cities favorite fighters and emerging MMA talent. Tickets are now on sale at the iWireless Center box office and on ticketmaster.com. About HDNet HDNet (www.hd.net) is the independent network with unique and thought-provoking content that appeals to men of all ages and is delivered in true high definition. HDNet presents exclusive, innovative and original programming, including the network’s Emmy Award winning HD news feature programs, "HDNet World Report," and "Dan Rather Reports," featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather. HDNet is your home for MMA, featuring the best of Mixed Martial Arts with its Friday night series, "HDNet Fights" (www.hdnetfights.com). "Inside MMA" is the hottest Mixed Martial Arts program on television, giving fans their weekly fix for everything MMA, while "The Voice Vs…," features Michael Schiavello going one-on-one with some of the biggest names in the sport. HDNet also delivers the world's largest and most diverse concert line-up through “HDNet Concerts,” now also presenting LIVE concerts in high definition. HDNet also features revealing lifestyle programming featuring "Art Mann Presents," "Drinking Made Easy," "Deadline" and "Get Out!" Launched in 2001 by Mark Cuban and General Manager Philip Garvin, the HDNet networks are available in the U.S. via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Suddenlink and Verizon FiOS. The HDNet networks can be followed via Facebook at facebook.com/HDNet, and facebook.com/HDNetFights and via Twitter at twitter.com/hdnet and twitter.com/hdnetfights. ABOUT PROELITE Founded in 2006, ProElite has been a major global force in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA), holding the record for the highest televised broadcast rating of a major network live MMA event. ProElite, based in Los Angeles, California, continues its legacy to hold key domestic and international live MMA events. The company owns U.K. based MMA brand Cage Rage and is a significant stakeholder in Spirit MC in South Korea. www.proelite.com ABOUT STRATUS MEDIA GROUP Headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with offices in Los Angeles, California; New York City, NY; Geneva, Switzerland; and Perugia, Italy, Stratus Media Group, Inc. (SMDI) is an owner, operator, developer, producer, and marketer of live entertainment events. In addition, the company owns Stratus Rewards Visa White Card, an ultra-exclusive consumer rewards marketing and redemption program, providing premium redemption benefits to members in the form of VIP event access, luxury trips, private jet travel, luxury automobiles, high-end merchandise and other rewards. www.stratusmediagroup.com www.stratusmotorsports.com www.stratusrewards.com Contact: Brandware Public Relations Jeff Perlman, 818-317-3070 firstname.lastname@example.org or HDNet Colette Carey, 303-542-5576 email@example.com
Stratus Media Group Announces MMA Multi-Fight Deal with HDNet and ProElite
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