(LOS ANGELES, CA – Tues., April 7, 2015) One of sports’ fastest growing franchises and football’s most unapologetic, raw and fast-paced league, the Legends Football League (LFL), returns to national television in high-definition on Fuse. The season kickoff for LFL on Fuse is Saturday, April 18, 9pm / 8pmc.
Since debuting in 2009, the LFL has drawn record television ratings with MyNetwork TV, MTV Networks and now Fuse has acquired the exclusive United States broadcast rights to the LFL. Internationally the LFL has been broadcast to nearly 195 television territories across major broadcast platforms such as Sky Sport, Ten Sports, WOWOW, Televisa, Sport TV, Setanta Sports, ESPN International and others.
“This is a key acquisition for Fuse as we continue to roll out programming that extends beyond music and resonates with our core audience of New Young Americans as well as the established LFL fan base,” said Bill Hilary, President Fuse Media, Inc. “LFL is primed to become the next major sports and entertainment franchise on television and we are excited to build on this momentum and bring these athletes, games and compelling stories to the network.”
This agreement that awards Fuse the exclusive rights to broadcast LFL games in the US, follows last week’s announcement of NBC Universal / Oxygen Media acquiring the LFL’s reality series rights.
“Today is perhaps one of the most important days in league history, as we believe we have found the platform and partner in Fuse that understands the uniqueness and potential of our sport on television. We look forward to bringing our Fuse viewers into the game, locker-rooms and behind the scenes unlike any other broadcast in sports,” said Mitchell Mortaza, Managing Partner, Legends Football League, LLC.
Fuse will broadcast the entire LFL USA 2015 season in primetime which includes (18) eighteen regular season games, (2) conference Playoff games as well as the Legends Cup championship game.
About Legends Football League:
Since premiering in the States in 2009, Legends Football League (or ‘LFL’) has become a global sport, broadcast worldwide to over 195 television territories. Current global broadcasters are some of the most noteworthy, to include Televisa, Sky Sport, Ten Sports, Seven Network, Band Sports, WOWOW, Setanta Sports, ESPN International, Band Sports, RDS, among others. The LFL has also expanded into Canada, Australia and in 2017, Europe. The LFL is out-pacing both World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) through each of the franchise’s first five years of operation across growth, international presence, arena/stadium attendance, television distribution, television viewership and profitability. In a short period of time, the LFL has become one of the most commercially successful sports and the only American sport with a vast global footprint of clubs and league operation across three continents.
Fuse (www.fuse.tv) is a national television network appealing to New Young Americans (NYAs) – the fast-growing, culturally-diverse audience defined as influencers and tastemakers, ages 18-34. For more than a decade, Fuse has brought viewers closer to their favorite artists and bands by featuring original series and specials, news, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks – all rooted in the music experience. Leading into a new look and feel launching this fall, Fuse is expanding beyond music with original programming that reflects a new attitude that is sexy, edgy, relevant and honest. The network is currently available in more than 72 million households, with the Fuse brand reaching consumers across multiple other platforms, from video on demand to online, mobile, social media and live events.
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