ProElite, Inc. Announces Multi-Fight Deal with HDNet
Live Events Company to Air Upcoming Fights on Network Television
LOS ANGELES -- October 18, 2011
ProElite, Inc. (PK.PELE), a subsidiary of Stratus Media Group, Inc.
(OTCBB:SMDI) today announced it has signed a new, multi-fight, multi-year
television deal, 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 their 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 the 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,” said Paul Feller,
President and CEO of Stratus Media Group and Chairman of ProElite. “This
strategic partnership offers new opportunities for corporate sponsors and
advertisers looking to reach this passionate and rapidly growing audience of
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.
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
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.
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.
Brandware Public Relations
Jeff Perlman, 818-317-3070
Colette Carey, 303-542-5576
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