COMBAT GO AND BLACK BELT MAGAZINE
ANNOUNCE GLOBAL CONTENT PARTNERSHIP
Partnership to Include the Worldwide Production and Distribution of Martial Arts Content by the World’s Greatest Masters, Champions and Legends of the Industry
(Los Angeles, Calif., June 2019) -- Combat Go, the flagship sports TV network of Jungo TV, today announced a partnership with Black Belt Magazine that will expand Black Belt’s digital media footprint to also include television by co-producing content with the magazine.
Combat Go will air specially produced Black Belt Magazine programming like the Martial Arts Supershow, Black Belt Magazine’s signature trade show, to complement the channel’s current lineup Lifestyle and cultural features will include profiles of the world’s most famous masters, competitors, and stars.
“It has been a lifelong passion of mine to give back to the martial arts community in a meaningful way by showcasing and paying tribute to the greatest talent and stories from martial arts to the world,” said George Chung, CEO of Jungo TV. “With the Black Belt Magazine partnership and their legendary contribution to the martial arts community, we can go deeper vertically and horizontally with content on Combat Go covering all martial arts and aspects beyond competitive sport fighting, bringing the magazine to life on our network”
The brainchild of former five-time World Karate Champion, Black Belt Hall of Fame inductee and Jungo TV CEO George Chung, Combat Go is a 24/7 global martial arts competition and culture television channel available worldwide on over 100 million devices. Through a fight content partnership with FITE TV, the network features the best international combat promotions from around the world including Glory of Heroes, Phoenix Fighting Championship, and RIZIN Fighting Federation, along with martial arts instructional and lifestyle programming.
“We are excited for this opportunity to partner with CombatGo and offer Black Belt Magazine’s digital content to a global audience of martial artist,” said Michael Dillard, President of Black Belt Magazine. “Our organizations share a common goal of supporting the martial arts community to ensure that its positive values continue to impact generations to come. I think this partnership is a big step in the right direction to make that goal a reality.”
“As a lifelong fan and student of martial arts, I’ve recognized its ability to develop and enhance my mental and physical performance,” said Tony Parrish, former All-Pro NFL Safety and now Jungo TV’s Head of Sports Programming, overseeing Combat Go. “The martial arts are popular in every country and culture around the world, and we’re proud to showcase martial arts from multiple angles, giving the martial artists the respect and exposure they deserve on a global level.”
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About Jungo TV
Launched in 2016, Jungo TV (“Jungo”) is the leading international entertainment distribution network, recognized for its leading-edge technical and digital distribution capabilities for major media networks across the fast moving OTT universe. Jungo’s owned and operated networks include Combat Go, a 24/7 martial arts digital channel; Hallypop, a global Asian pop culture TV network; and Front Row Channel, a 24/7 digital network that features concerts from the world’s top contemporary music artists. Jungo was founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz, the renowned cardio-thoracic surgeon and Emmy® Award-winning host of the "Dr. Oz Show"; Nasser J. Kazeminy, entrepreneur, business leader, philanthropist and Chairman of NJK Holding; Sandy Climan, CEO of Entertainment Media Ventures and longtime Hollywood deal maker; and Jungo TV CEO George Chung, international content expert and entrepreneur. For more information, visit www.jungotv.com and connect with Jungo on Facebook.
About Black Belt Magazine
Black Belt Magazine was founded in 1961 by a Japanese-American martial artist the name of Mito Uyehara. The magazine quickly became the world's largest magazine of the martial arts and remains one of the few martial arts magazines left on newsstands worldwide. Black Belt Magazine has served as a chronicle for the history of martial arts in the United States and the world for over 50 years providing an unbiased look into the martial artist that dedicate their lives to the arts. To be featured on the cover of Black Belt Magazine to this day remains a coveted honor whose past company includes legends such as Bruce Lee, Bill Wallace, Chuck Norris, Fumio demura, and many more legends. The publication has recently been acquired by Century Martial Arts, the world's largest martial arts supplier, becoming an integral part of the Martial Arts Industry Association whose mission is to support and grow the martial arts as an industry in hopes to ensure its values are passed on for generations to come. For more information, visit www.BlackBeltMag.com and connect with us on Facebook.
Kelsey Jenkins, Jungo TV firstname.lastname@example.org