K-1 and Spike TV Strike Partnership for Live Kickboxing
By Community | August 22, 2012
In the agreement, the cable TV channel will broadcast four live events on Spike.com and a series of televised events in 2013.
The US World Grand Prix Championship in Los Angeles on 8 September and events in Tokyo, New York and Athens will be available online.
Doug Kaplan, CEO of K-1 said: “K-1 is excited to join forces with Spike TV, a powerful and highly experienced cable network known nationally for its combat sports programming, presenting our live K-1 events.
“Spike is the perfect television home and stage to introduce our K-1 warriors and the fast-paced, aggressive style of K-1 fighting to fight fans across America.”
Jon Slusser, Senior Vice President, Sports and Multiplatform Events, Spike TV added: “We are thrilled to be in business with the world’s preeminent kickboxing organization.
“Spike has the most passionate and knowledgeable fans of combat sports and we are confident that they will enjoy the high-action of K-1, which serves as the perfect complement to our Bellator coverage next year.”