VIVE Enters Combat Sports Ring with Premiere of Live Pro Boxing in Ultra HD HDR
Challenges 'Heavyweights' as First Live 4K HDR Boxing & MMA Channel
By: VIVE Network LLC
The live channel will appeal to sports fans with an appetite for premium broadcast events who own the multi-millions of UHD HDR-capable displays, yet have scarce access to UHD HDR entertainment. That said, the content will seamlessly stream in the highest resolution possible depending on the viewers' respective devices. Fight fans around the globe eager to witness the action can already access VIVE's free downloadable app available via various app ecosystems, including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Play (Android TV), Roku Channel Store, Smart TVs, and iOS.
"Long ago we recognized the demand and requirement for a more comprehensive, globally-televised professional boxing and MMA platform," says John Jacaman, VIVE Founder. "Building it has been a painstaking, yet entirely worthwhile process. VIVE will deliver the most compelling offering of its kind to satisfy both athletes and their audiences all in one convenient, ubiquitous channel."
Befittingly, the entertainment hub enlisted the support of some of the world's most revered technology partners with the vision to to televise even more fights – both title and 'regular season' of various divisions and denominations – than ever available before to viewers worldwide. VIVE's ethos is to level the playing field for promoters of all scales by providing a platform to expose their talent in a more public setting and propel their professional careers.
"The WBC is a big proponent of elevating the sport of boxing to new heights through new mediums. There is no question that showcasing WBC matches on VIVE Network is absolutely a win-win-win,"
This joint initiative will not only benefit the more widely publicized sports of boxing and MMA and their fans universally, however. VIVE's combat sports channel will also feature karate and other martial arts, as well as wrestling. Athletes and promoters keen to learn more about leveraging VIVE's universal live event platform, tapping into its collective audiences, and consequently expanding their notoriety and earning potential should contact Jimmy Burchfield, Jr. of Team CES at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"CES Boxing is excited to kick off 2019 by entering into a unique partnership and distribution deal with VIVE Network," said Jimmy Burchfield Jr., of CES Boxing. "John Jacaman and the team have worked tirelessly to launch the first of its kind UHD entertainment destination. Joining forces provides us with an innovative platform to showcase our roster of talented fighters to a worldwide audience. The history continues – CES is the 'Heart and Soul' of boxing."
Additional event details, account registration and tickets to watch the event in UHD HDR or HD HDR are available at https://tickets.vivetv.network/
About Classic Entertainment Sports
CES Boxing, a division of Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc., was established in 1987 by Jimmy Burchfield, Sr. The Rhode Island-based company has a history of promoting world class fighters. CES is known as the "Heart and Soul of Boxing," and has delivered non-stop action to fans all over the world. With its new distribution deal with VIVE, the history continues. To learn more, go to CESBoxing.com, and for the latest news follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About World Boxing Council
The World Boxing Council is Boxing's elite sanctioning body and has as its maximum priority to work and protect for athlete's safety and health inside and outside of the boxing ring. WBC rules which have revolutionized the sport of Boxing include reducing title fights from 15 to 12 rounds, the creation of divisions, and the requisite official 24-hour pre-fight weigh-ins among many others.
Founded by Adolfo López Mateos in 1963 with only 11 member nations, today the WBC is comprised of 165 countries from around the world and is headquartered in Mexico City. Some of its greatest champions are Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Julio Cesar Chavez, Oscar de La Hoya, Sugar Ray Leonard, Floyd Mayweather, and Manny Pacquiao among others.
About VIVE Network
VIVE is a UHD HDR digital linear TV network and live event platform as a service for third-party content creators available globally on every screen in every format. The network comprises niche channels offering original lifestyle television series and programs, as well as live sports and concerts.
As a pioneer of the TV Revolution and UHD Initiative, VIVE's mission is to facilitate the creation, proliferation, and monetization of UHD HDR entertainment to address the domain of the multi-millions of viewers around the globe, and in doing so, establishing the network as the ultimate UHD entertainment destination.
Danielle R. Jacaman
VIVE Network LLC