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Just after the leading boxing channel had weighed in for a DDT licence in the country, CSI Sports has landed a long-term carriage deal for Fight Sports, its 24/7 HD network with leading pay-TV operators Com Hem and the brand Boxer.

CSI joshuaruiz 18Nov2019The move will see Fight Sports becoming Scandinavia’s first dedicated network to support the entire genre through exclusive events and original programming.

Since launching in December 2012, Fight Sports has expanded its distribution to over 60 countries with multiple operators across Europe, MENA, Sub Saharan Africa and the Asia Pacific region. The programming line-up includes high-profile live World Title Boxing events (WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO), World Championship kickboxing, mixed martial arts and multiple martial arts tournaments. The offer includes from around the world, with exclusive original programming covering reality, documentary and specials.

Commenting on gaining the new sports programming, Joakim Öhrström, director of product broadband and TV head of TV at Com Hem, said, “We believe Fight Sports will make our already popular TV service even more attractive. The channel will be included in the Silver and Gold packages at Com Hem and Mix & Max packages at Boxer. It will also be eligible for the customers who have packages of channels in FLEX 8 and 16.”

“Our ever growing investments in the most-high profile live events and original programming continues to benefit the subscribers of our existing and new carriage partners, like Com Hem,” added Richard and Craig Miele, founders, CSI Sports. “We are very pleased to be part of the Com Hem and Boxer group of channels and we look forward to building Fight Sports into a leading sports channel in Sweden.”