B eginning September 22, Rocktagon MMA will air weekly on the Time Warner SportsChannel early Sunday mornings from Midnight until 1:00 AM in approximately two million households throughout Ohio and parts of Kentucky.
“We are excited to announce the addition of Time Warner to our broadcast coverage,” Rocktagon CEO James Jeda said. “Rocktagon started in Ohio and we have done a majority of our shows there so we are especially pleased to add [Ohio] to our TV reach.”
Mixed martial arts fans in Ohio have had to go without weekly programming since SportsTime Ohio sold to the Fox Sports Media Group. The Time Warner deal makes Rocktagon the only promotion currently broadcasting a regular MMA show on an Ohio-based channel.
Jeda sees that as a benefit to the local MMA scene, “This is big news for the fighters and coaches because the Rocktagon platform will not only help build their fan base nationally with the programming we already have in place, but also their family and friends in Ohio will now be able to watch as well.” Jeda went on to say, “Even though there has only been a handful of fighters from Ohio who have made it to the UFC so far, there are a lot of quality gyms and schools with solid programs and talented athletes and the weekly show will be great exposure for all involved.”
Rocktagon MMA is the mixed martial arts division of Rocktagon Worldwide, a sports and music entertainment company. Founded in Mid-2010, Rocktagon MMA is the only promotion able to offer several types of shows to meet the needs of various markets: Professional, Amateur, Pro-Am, and Rock-n-Rage. Rock-n-Rages are premium events combining the cage of mixed martial arts with a stage featuring live musical performances by well-known artists. All Rocktagon MMA events stream live globally on the Rocktagon Sports Music Network and are filmed to air on multiple networks throughout North America, including Comcast, Comcast SportsNet, Comcast Sports Southeast, Tuff TV, AMG, Time Warner SportsChannel, and the Fight Network.
For more information about Rocktagon MMA, please visit the website at www.RocktagonWorldwide.com.