Challenges ‘Heavyweights’ as First Live 4K HDR Boxing & MMA Channel
Dallas, Texas – February 12, 2019 – VIVE Network will debut the world’s first live Ultra high definition, high dynamic range professional boxing event on Saturday, February 23rd featuring a stacked co-ed fight card in association with Classic Entertainment Sports (CES) Boxing and the World Boxing Council (WBC). The first of several Fight Nights on VIVE LIVE scheduled in 2019 will be headlined by a highly anticipated championship bout between two undefeated lightweights – Jamaine Ortiz (9-0, 4 KOs) and Ricardo ‘Conejo’ Quiroz (10-0, 5 KOs) – for the vacant WBC World Youth Lightweight Title.
The live channel will appeal to sports fans with an appetite for premium broadcast events who own the multi-millions of UHD HDR-capable displays, yet have scarce access to UHD HDR entertainment. That said, the content will seamlessly stream in the highest resolution possible depending on the viewers’ respective devices. Fight fans around the globe eager to witness the action can already access VIVE’s free downloadable app available via various app ecosystems, including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Play (Android TV), Roku Channel Store, Smart TVs, and iOS.
“Long ago we recognized the demand and requirement for a more comprehensive, globally- televised professional boxing and MMA platform,” says John Jacaman, VIVE Founder. “Building it has been a painstaking, yet entirely worthwhile process. VIVE will deliver the most compelling offering of its kind to satisfy both athletes and their audiences all in one convenient, ubiquitous channel.”
Befittingly, the entertainment hub enlisted the support of some of the world’s most revered technology partners with the vision to to televise even more fights – both title and ‘regular season’ of various divisions and denominations – than ever available before to viewers worldwide. VIVE’s ethos is to level the playing field for promoters of all scales by providing a platform to expose their talent in a more public setting and propel their professional careers.
“The WBC is a big proponent of elevating the sport of boxing to new heights through new mediums. There is no question that showcasing WBC matches on VIVE Network is absolutely a win-win-win,” says José Antonio Arreola Sulaiman, WBC Membership General Manager.
This joint initiative will not only benefit the more widely publicized sports of boxing and MMA and their fans universally, however. VIVE’s combat sports channel will also feature karate and other martial arts, as well as wrestling. Athletes and promoters keen to learn more about leveraging VIVE’s universal live event platform, tapping into its collective audiences, and consequently expanding their notoriety and earning potential should contact Jimmy Burchfield, Jr. of Team CES at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“CES Boxing is excited to kick off 2019 by entering into a unique partnership and distribution deal with VIVE Network,” said Jimmy Burchfield Jr., of CES Boxing. “John Jacaman and the team have worked tirelessly to launch the first of its kind UHD entertainment destination. Joining forces provides us with an innovative platform to showcase our roster of talented fighters to a worldwide audience. The history continues – CES is the ‘Heart and Soul’ of boxing.”
Additional event details, account registration and tickets to watch the event in UHD HDR or HD HDR are available at https://tickets.vivetv.network/ for the ‘Early Bird’ price of $14.99 (USD) until midnight Friday, February 22, 2019, after which time the price will increase to $19.99 (USD). Download the app in the Google Play Store, Apple iOS and tvOS App Stores, Roku Channel Store, or other app store ecosystems by searching ‘VIVE 4K TV’.
About Classic Entertainment Sports
CES Boxing, a division of Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc., was established in 1987 by Jimmy Burchfield, Sr. The Rhode Island-based company has a history of promoting world class fighters. CES is known as the “Heart and Soul of Boxing,” and has delivered non-stop action to fans all over the world. With its new distribution deal with VIVE, the history continues. To learn more, go to CESBoxing.com, and for the latest news follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About World Boxing Council
The World Boxing Council is Boxing’s elite sanctioning body and has as its maximum priority to work and protect for athlete’s safety and health inside and outside of the boxing ring. WBC rules which have revolutionized the sport of Boxing include reducing title fights from 15 to 12 rounds, the creation of divisions, and the requisite official 24-hour pre-fight weigh-ins among many others.
Founded by Adolfo López Mateos in 1963 with only 11 member nations, today the WBC is comprised of 165 countries from around the world and is headquartered in Mexico City. Some of its greatest champions are Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Julio Cesar Chavez, Oscar de La Hoya, Sugar Ray Leonard, Floyd Mayweather, and Manny Pacquiao among others.
About VIVE Network
VIVE is a UHD HDR digital linear TV network and live event platform as a service for third-party content creators available globally on every screen in every format. The network comprises niche channels offering original lifestyle television series and programs, as well as live sports and concerts.
As a pioneer of the TV Revolution and UHD Initiative, VIVE’s mission is to facilitate the creation, proliferation, and monetization of UHD HDR entertainment to address the domain of the multi-millions of viewers around the globe, and in doing so, establishing the network as the ultimate UHD entertainment destination.
Ultra high definition television (also known as Ultra HD television, Ultra HD, UHDTV, UHD, and Super Hi-Vision) today includes 4K UHD and 8K UHD, which are two digital video formats with an aspect ratio of 16:9. Ultra high definition is a display resolution standard of at least 3840 by 2160 pixels (8.3 megapixels; 4K), which is double that of Full HD’s 1920 by 1080 (2 megapixels). – wikipedia.com & techopedia.com
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, and it is the next big thing for 4K TVs and 4K content. The term originates in photography and refers to a technique to heighten a picture’s dynamic range – the contrast between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks. – whathifi.com