MuayThai Premier League (MPL) announced today that it signed a distribution agreement with a Canada-based sports media company, theScore Television Network (“theScore”) to bring world-class MuayThai to Canadian fans. theScore is the first major television network to air MuayThai in Canada.
“theScore is excited about the addition of MuayThai Premier League programming to our network. With six events and “Into the Fire”, MPL’s documentary series that takes an inside look at its fighters, fans will have access to world-class MuayThai content,” says Greg Sansone, Vice President, Broadcast Operations, theScore.
The first MPL event, “Stars & Stripes” is scheduled to air on September 13th, 2011 at 8 pm EST for theScore’s 6.8 million Canadian television audience. The event will feature such MuayThai legends as Buakaw, Julie Kitchen, Nathan Corbett and Baxter Humby, as well as upcoming talents, such as Artem Levin, Nieky Holzken, Valentina Shevchenko, Simon Marcus and many others, representing 15 countries in all.
“It is a great opportunity for fans of the sport, and martial arts fans to see the world’s best fighters competing in a transparent league format to become champion of the World. We see theScore as the most progressive, forward-thinking organization that will help grow our brand and fan base, and, therefore, are very excited about this new venture,” said Clifton Brown, President and CEO, MPL.