By: Sean Crose
FiteTV has been bought by TrillerNet, which owns up and coming battle broadcaster Triller Combat Membership. In line with a Wednesday press launch, “TrillerNet is a primary of its form firm consolidating know-how and content material platforms to steer the transfer to Web 3.0. TrillerNet pairs the tradition of music with sports activities, vogue, leisure and influencers by means of a 360-degree view of content material and know-how.” The sale of FiteTV will instantly impression followers as a result of the truth that Triller will now be behind the published of this weekend’s pay per view card that includes Jake Paul and Ben Askren, who might be participating in an expert cruiserweight battle.
“FITE has been a incredible associate, and the synergy between the 2 companies and groups was clear from day one,” Bobby Sarnevesht, Chairman and Co-owner of Triller, and Ryan Kavanaugh, Co-owner of Triller, acknowledged within the press launch. “With our acquisition of FITE, we deliver into TrillerNET their stellar know-how, beneficial buyer and content material associate base, and probably the most skilled govt groups on this area. The deal represents our ambitions to not solely broaden Triller Combat Membership and develop FITE’s distribution relationships, but in addition to reimagine what, how and when premium music, sports activities and leisure is delivered to at present’s audiences.”
Triller Combat Membership, which did a bang up job presenting final 12 months’s Mike Tyson-Roy Jones novelty battle card, plans to maintain steamrolling forward with large names and splashy – if not all the time consequential – boxing occasions. “Subsequent up for Triller and FITE,” the press launch states, “is the extremely anticipated 2021 debut of Triller Combat Membership, that includes the headline battle Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren in Atlanta on April 17th, and stay performances by a few of the music business’s prime expertise, together with Justin Bieber and hip hop supergroup Mt. Westmore (Snoop Dogg, Ice Dice, Too $hort and E-40), in addition to The Black Keys, Doja Cat, Saweetie, Diplo and Main Lazer. The 2 firms will announce subsequent month a number of extra four-quadrant occasions of this magnitude, together with the highly-anticipated, post-retirement return of Oscar De La Hoya to the boxing ring at Triller Combat Membership’s upcoming July 3 occasion.”
Final 12 months’s Tyson-Jones card proved to be a vastly profitable pay per view endeavor for Triller Combat Membership. By cashing on leisure flavored boxing playing cards, the outlet clearly hopes to turn into a power throughout the sport. Curiously sufficient, Triller lately paid an enormous sum for rights to air the upcoming Teofimo Lopez-George Kambosos light-weight title matchup…a boxing match of consequence if ever there was one.