|09-22-2011, 02:34 PM||#1|
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British Fans opinions on Warren's Boxing Channel.
Warren launches new boxing channel
Posted on Sep 22, 2011
Veteran promoter Frank Warren has joined forces with Boxing Channel Media to launch an independent, groundbreaking new boxing subscription channel called BoxNation.
Set to launch on Friday, September 30 at 7pm on Sky channel 456, BoxNation is the first ever channel dedicated to serving the UK's live fight enthusiasts and sports fans, and will feature Warren’s long list of fighters.
Viewers will be able to see the channel for free initially before it becomes a subscription channel at the end of the year where viewers will then have to purchase it for £10 per month.
The channel has committed to showing two live championship promotions from the UK and around the world each week, and has also done deals with top German promoters Sauerland Events and US heavy hitters Golden Boy Promotions.
In addition to championship boxing, BoxNation will also cover major amateur tournaments and Mixed Martial Arts events, as well as bringing back the cult show Buncey’s Boxing Hour with hugely popular pundit Steve Bunce.
The programmers have also promised daily fight news updates and an extensive archive bringing back classic fights from home and abroad and featuring some of the world's greatest ever boxers including Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard and many more.
Warren who is still contracted to Sky Sports till June next year confirmed he would see the contract out while voicing his excitement about taking his marquee fighters to BoxNation and having the opportunity to get them in the ring more often throughout the year.
‘This is what all boxing fans have been waiting for – a dedicated channel, 100 per cent committed to showing the best fights from around the world. It’s a big challenge in my career, but I’m really excited by BoxNation and it takes me back to my early years when I was at ITV doing a show a week,’ said Warren.
|09-22-2011, 07:09 PM||#2|
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Just another money making scheme. They will show a couple of good bouts to draw people in and then everything will dry up a couple of months in.
|09-22-2011, 07:13 PM||#3|
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Its a good thing. But its useless to me because its not on Freeview. Plus i dont see it lasting very long.
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|09-23-2011, 07:17 AM||#9|
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I'm going to wait and see what his programming schedule looks like, but I don't mind forking out an extra tenner a month if i'm going to get some good fights out of it. 2 live fights a week he's saying are guaranteed, hopefully not *****y fights from Azerbaijan or Pakistan.
The channel will always be streamed no doubt, but it will be nice to be able to have a pure 100% dedicated boxing channel that i can flick on whatever time of day or night and always have a fight on my screen
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