(MENAFN Editorial) (March 2017 - Philadelphia, PA) Ortiz Media Group, Inc. has signed an agreement withRingSide Networkto Provide on-air operations, cable representation and distribute its signal through Cable, Satellite, OTT, Set Top Boxes, Smart devices, and other platforms throughout the United States and the world.
RingSide Network is an American specialty sports channel headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA) with programming devoted exclusively to the sport of boxing.Ortiz Media Group will operate the channel 24 hours per day and 7 days a week with programming featuring up-to-date boxing news, one-on-one interviews, highlights, talk shows featuring sport celebrities, expert boxing analysis, documentaries, pre-fights and post-fight press conferences, live weigh-ins, round table panel discussions, skills instructions, and classic professional fights from 1920's to the present.RingSide Network programming will include local, regional, national and international content from today's and tomorrow's contenders and champions.
'We are excited to bring RingSide Network from Philadelphia, PA, known as the boxing capital of the world.We will play a pivotal role in bringing world-wide boxing to our cable and satellite homes as well as all platforms available directly to our consumers, said Mr. Alex Hamer, CEO of Ring Side Network.
RingSide Network plans to cover amateur events include Olympic boxing, Olympic boxing trials, National Golden Globes, National Police Athletic League Championships and U.S. Collegiate Boxing Championships, as well as boxing related movies.
Boxing is gaining popularity in the United States.Statista.com reported that in 2015 the number of people in the United States who watched pro boxing amounted to 20.29 million within a period of 12 months.
'Ortiz Media Group is a leader in operations and cable/satellite distributions and we are very excited to be expanding our relationship with RingSide Network with operations, distribution, branding, and revenue generation, said Mr. Clark Ortiz, President and CEO of Ortiz Media Group.
The sport of boxing makes a great impact in the U.S. economy.Over 54 million Americans paid gym/fitness membership fees in 2014, and for the second year in a row actual visits to the gyms exceeded 5 billion.In 2014, thennual review of 24,2 billion was also a sharp 7.5% increase of 22.4 billion in 2013.
According to the Bureau of Labors Statistics, fitness and recreation sports centers employed 533,200 in 2014, and jobs are expected to grow 8% by 2024.
In 2010, wholesale sales of boxing equipment amounted to about 106 million in the United States.The Title Boxing Clubs grew from 10 locations to more that 100 between 2011 and 2013 and is part of the fitness industry that has approximately 60 million customers in the United States.According to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association there were over 5.1 million boxing for fitness participants in the US in 2014 and according to Statista that number grew to 6.39 million in 2015. In 2016, 5.9% of respondents who came from a household where the annual income was 200,000 or more stated that they are a fan of boxing.
Ring Side Network's website iswww.ringsidenetwork.tv
RingSide Network is an American specialty sports channel headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA) with programming devoted exclusively to the sport of boxing. RSN is scheduled to soft launch in 1st quarter 2017. The channel operates a 24 hour per day and 7 day per week schedule. The network will be available across the United States and throughout the world on most cable and satellite providers.
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