|By Marketwired .||
|January 29, 2014 01:40 PM EST||
TORONTO, ON -- (Marketwired) -- 01/29/14 -- The world's first-ever 24-hour Fantasy Sports Television Network (FNTSY) announced it will be launching on MTS Ultimate TV® on March 4, 2014.
Fantasy Sports Network will be available on MTS Ultimate TV on channels 190 (SD) and 1190 (HD).
Owned by Anthem Media Group Inc., a global leader in operating niche television channels on linear, digital and mobile platforms, Fantasy Sports Network will begin serving its content on video platforms throughout North America, offering interactive fantasy sports programming for a wide range of today's sports enthusiasts in a linear TV stream and future application and video-on-demand capability.
Fantasy Sports Network will be the first television network to have live studio programming, call-in shows, panels, celebrity and expert drafts, reality programming and on-site commentary from sports venues, all specifically targeted towards the estimated 40 million people who play fantasy sports annually and on a daily basis.
"We are excited to announce our first IPTV partner for the highly anticipated launch of Fantasy Sports Network in March," said Leonard Asper, president and CEO of Anthem Media Group Inc. "We're confident that our multi-screen video network will fulfill the demand for fresh content within the rapidly growing fantasy sports community and we expect the new channel to engage the vast majority of MTS' nearly 90,000 Ultimate TV subscribers with something unique, live and original."
"Fantasy Sports Network is an innovative concept and we're thrilled that our MTS Ultimate TV customers are the first in Canada to access this one-of-a-kind programming," said Stan Kurtas, VP of Marketing for MTS. "Manitobans love their sports, and MTS is proud to consistently offer these fans new and exciting viewing options."
About Anthem Media Group Inc.
Anthem Media Group Inc. is a media company with offices and studios in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, operating niche television channels on linear, digital and mobile platforms globally. In addition to Fantasy Sports Network, Anthem's portfolio includes RotoExperts.com, a leader in fantasy sports content, Fight Network, the world's premier combat sports channel now broadcasting in the U.S. and over 30 other countries, as well as significant investment in Pursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S. Anthem also owns SportsGrid.com, a leader in general sports entertainment commentary.
MTS is the leading full-service communications provider for residential and business customers in Manitoba. The company's suite of products and services include the latest in wireless technology, high-speed Internet, an award-winning IPTV service, voice services, home security, and an extensive range of business solutions. A technology leader, MTS operates advanced wireless networks delivering the best coverage for Manitobans with its 4G, CDMA and Wi-Fi wireless networks and is investing to build out its extensive fibre-to-the-home network in over 20 Manitoba communities. MTS's momentum is fuelled by the knowledge, skills and spirit of its 3,000 Manitoba-based employees. With over 100 years of operations, MTS is rooted firmly in the community and is a proud sponsor of the MTS Centre, home to the NHL's Winnipeg Jets. MTS is wholly owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. which is listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For information on MTS's products and services, please visit www.mts.ca.
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