CSI SPORTS ACQUIRES BELGIUM’S SPORT 10 CHANNEL
CSI Sports has acquired the Sport 10 channel in Belgium reaching 1.3M subscribers on the Proximus platform.
“We are really pleased that CSI Sports has decided to invest in Belgium. We believe CSI Sports Group has the capacity to further develop Sport 10 and to offer a broader sports experience to ProximusTV subscribers.” – Proximus’ Stéphanie Rockmann, Director Content and Media
The acquisition continues the long term plan to create new opportunities to build the CSI business, Fight Sports brand globally. The brand operates across Europe and the Asia Pacific region with carriage in more than thirty countries since launching less than three years ago. Fight Sports is a major provider of original and live premium fight related sports content.
CSI Sports was founded in America in 1997 by Richard and Craig Miele, and has a history of acquiring, producing and distributing fight-related content. In addition to the high profile live events, it boasts ownership of thousands of hours of the widest variety of premium fight-related programming from across the globe. The company also syndicates its weekly Fight Sports programming to regional sports networks stateside, reaching over 70 million households. CSI Sports broadcast a range of live Championships and other fight content across a wide variety of fighting disciplines from exclusive reality and documentary series to original programming.
“Sport 10 is one of only three basic sports channels on the Proximus platform and has a valuable EPG position that provides great access to a significant audience for the purpose of growing our Belgium business” – CSI Sports’ Co-CEOs, Richard Miele and Craig Miele