LFL GLOBAL NAMES UK, IRELAND and POLAND NATIONAL BROADCASTER, EXTREME SPORTS CHANNEL
(LONDON, UK – September 24, 2014)
Extreme Sports Channel (ESC), the action sports channel operated by international broadcaster AMC Networks International-Zone (formerly Chello Zone), today announces that it has secured a broadcast agreement with the fast-growing Legends Football League (LFL).
The new deal gives ESC the broadcast rights to LFL games, the US-based women’s American football league across the UK, Ireland and Poland.
Tim MacMullen, Channel Manager, ESC, commented, “Extreme Sports Channel is all about showcasing the very best action and entertainment from around the globe and LFL fits that bill perfectly. With its compelling mix of fast-paced action, amazing skills and new talent, the LFL is exactly the type of content our viewers are looking for and it sits perfectly with our existing slate of sports and entertainment programming which covers everything from the very best of action sports to MMA. We are incredibly excited to be one of the first broadcasters to air this exciting and increasingly popular sport.”
AMC Networks International – Zone is a business unit of AMC Networks International (AMCNI), a leading producer and distributor of television channels that reaches subscribers in more than 140 countries territories, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. AMCNI consists of global brands, Sundance Channel and AMC, as well as popular, locally recognized channels in various programming genres including movie, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, children’s and factual. AMC Networks International is an international programming division of AMC Networks.
“Our partnership with Extreme Sports Channel is yet another step closer to be the most widely distributed form of American football. Its truly amazing the steps we are taking and partnerships we are forming, still in the infancy of our development as a brand and sport”, said Mitchell S. Mortaza, Chairman, LFL Global.
Extreme Sports Channel will begin broadcast of the LFL starting in October across the UK, Ireland and Poland.