Network Vows to be Comprehensive, Independent, and Opinionated
Los Angeles, CA (July 11, 2014) – Undisputed Champion Network (UCN), a digital entertainment website and video channel dedicated to the art and science of boxing, launches today, bringing fans news, analysis and original programs from boxing’s greatest minds and fighters. Aimed at being the undisputed global leader in boxing coverage and entertainment, UCN (www.UCNLive.com) will showcase the past, present, and future of the wide world of boxing, inside and outside of the ropes, with boxing’s top television/film producers, journalists, and commentators contributing to original content and programs, documentary series, and broadcasts of classic fights.
The editorial team is anchored by Steve Kim, one of boxing’s top journalists, and includes Carlos Acevedo, Marty Mulcahey, Billy Tibbs, Michael Baca, Martin Wade, and Coyote Duran. Boxing legends Al Bernstein and Former Middleweight Champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini will contribute to the network, which will also include original content from The Boxing Channel.
UCN is a joint venture from TV4 Entertainment and UCN Productions, LLC, founded by two dedicated boxing enthusiasts and accomplished entertainment producers Damon Bingham and Art Horan. UCN launches with a news website and YouTube channel, and will expand into a video network featuring original series, classic fights, and boxing documentaries carried across TV4 Entertainment’s distribution network. UCN will reach over 75 million United States households, 150 million unique viewers and over 300 million devices through TV4’s distribution network, which includes Hulu, Hulu Plus, Amazon, Google/YouTube, Roku, Net2TV, along with UCNLive.com, which will feature video, text, photos, and audio focused on boxing.
“Boxing enthusiasts are some of the most dedicated, diverse, and passionate fans in all of sport,” said Jon Cody, Founder and CEO of TV4 Entertainment. “The millions around the world who live and breathe boxing finally have a network dedicated exclusively to their passion.”
“Steve Kim, who we sought out to anchor our writing team, has brought together some of boxing’s best scribes to contribute to our editorial team, and we have several series in development that will give fans an all-access pass to their passion,” said Bingham and Horan. “We look forward to being the objective voice the sport sorely needs.”
Original content, which will begin to debut on UCN over the summer, includes:
Gloves Off – A Pardon The Interruption-style face-off between Boxing Hall of Famer and former Lightweight Champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and Steve Kim.
Standing 8 Count – An outlet for fans to sound off their opinions on what’s going on in the boxing world.
The Gym Series – A series that takes a look at some of the world’s most notable boxing gyms.
Who Is – A short documentary series that profiles some of boxing’s most interesting personalities.
Undisputed Champion Network is one of several genre-specific, high-quality networks in TV4 Entertainment’s Television Four Networks portfolio, available across TV4 Entertainment’s distribution footprint.
About TV4 Entertainment
TV4 Entertainment is an early stage startup based in Los Angeles that aggregates high-quality video content into a portfolio of genre-specific Broadband Television Networks and super-distributes those Networks to any Internet-connected device. TV4 Entertainment aims to bring clarity to the digital chaos for owners and creators of high-quality video content around the world with a platform that simplifies and scales digital distribution while providing transparent viewership and monetization data across its distribution network. Current curated programming includes the documentary channel DocComTV and the all-military channel All Warrior Network, and TV4 Entertainment also distributes the new business talk show McKENNA. TV4 Entertainment’s mission is to program your passion with great storytelling on every screen, anywhere. @TV4Ent
About UCN Productions, LLC
UCN Productions, LLC is a film, television, and digital media production company focused on boxing projects. UCN Productions, LLC, founded by two dedicated boxing enthusiasts and accomplished entertainment producers, Damon Bingham and Art Horan. As the son of Muhammad Ali photographer Howard Bingham, Damon essentially grew up ringside. He began his career in the film industry before turning to athlete management, and produced the Sony Classics Film documentary Tyson as well as the television documentary One Night in Vegas. Art Horan is a producer, lawyer, and business executive who served as Executive Producer for the Academy Award-winning The Usual Suspects and Ring Girls, directed by the Academy Award-nominated Amy Berg for ESPN’s Title IX series. He later became the head of business development at All American Heavyweights and has also served as Executive Vice President of Global Marketing for USA Boxing under the United States Olympic Committee.
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