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Oscar De La Hoya and FilmOn TV Networks Create Two New Boxing Channels: The Ring and the Golden Boy Channel

Rising stars streamed live and classic fights will reach FilmOn's 70 million monthly users around the world. First Livestream fights on The Ring will air Friday, January 29th

/EIN News/ -- BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Two new boxing channels sure to draw fans of all eras of the sweet science are coming to the world's largest streaming TV service, FilmOn TV Networks, thanks to a new partnership announced today by Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, and FilmOn TV Networks CEO Alki David. Both channels will go live at the end of January and will be free as part of filmon.com's ad-supported OTT service.

10-time world champion De La Hoya's classic fights will air on the Golden Boy Channel, while Golden Boy Promotions' wildly popular monthly boxing series LA FIGHT CLUB will live stream its bi-weekly fights on The Ring, with the first kicking off at 5:30 PST on January 29th.

"Past, present or future, Golden Boy Promotions has, is and always will be about pitting the best against the best," said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "This new partnership with FilmOn will only further showcase our mission by offering fans the best fights from today and yesterday."

"Oscar De La Hoya is a universally beloved boxer who changed the sport forever," said Alki David, CEO of FilmOn TV Networks. "He's also an incredible businessman and promoter. The creation of The Ring channel and the Golden Boy Channel will expand his reach to FilmOn.com's 70 million monthly users around the world."

Oscar De La Hoya's fans are legion and his battles are the stuff of legend—and record-breaking pay-per-view buys. The Golden Boy Channel will air 2,000 hours of De La Hoya fights, including epic bouts with Floyd Mayweather, Pernell Whitaker, Fernando Vargas, Ike Quartey, Manny Pacquiao and others. The Ring channel is dedicated to bringing boxing and fight fans new experiences inside and outside the ring with live fights, behind-the-scenes insights and deep analysis. The Ring Channel is part of the Ring Magazine family, which is owned by Oscar De La Hoya. The Ring will present LA FIGHT CLUB live from the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles on a bi-weekly basis. The Ring will also stream the undercards carried on many of HBO Boxing events.

De La Hoya will also host a new combat sports talk show with special guests such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm. The show will air on FilmOn TV Network's cable channel FOTV, available on Dish Network in Los Angeles and Sky in the UK.

"We're extremely pleased to partner with Filmon as we're bringing fight fans the next golden age of boxing," said Scott Tetreault, Vice President Branded Entertainment Golden Boy Promotions. "The new Golden Boy and Ring channels provide sponsors an entirely new form of consumer engagement as campaigns can be molded across multiple social and digital platforms."

This is a time of massive growth for FilmOn TV Networks, having added 50 linear channels to filmon.com's offering of nearly 1000 in the last three months alone. Its 70 million monthly unique users from around the globe access free channels containing licensed, wholly owned, and original content across the genres of news, sports, movies, music, food, travel and more. It also offers social television, premium first tier movies, and over 45,000 VODs.

See the promo and find out more about FilmOn.com here.

About FilmOn TV Networks: Founded by Greek billionaire and media entrepreneur, Alki David, FilmOn is the world's number one free TV service and number one live TV app with 40 million downloads. FilmOn offers nearly 1000 free live TV channels including original programming, video and audio podcasts from premium brands as well as over 200,000 video on demand titles at FilmOn.com. Its Battlecam.com is a pioneer in social television and the new offering etv.com gives users the ability to monetize their own pay-per-view events for the first time. Last month the site's 75 million users generated 1.2 billion video streams. The service is available globally via computers, smartphones, tablets as well as the FilmOn App for iOS 7, Android, Windows 8 and IP-enabled set-top boxes and devices. With offices in Beverly Hills and London and data-centers in Los Angeles, London, and Geneva, FilmOn curates the best of free televised entertainment from around the globe. FilmOn TV is also an Independent TV Broadcaster broadcasting FOTV via Dish Network and on stations in the UK (Sky Channel 237 and Freesat channel 410). For more information please visit FilmOn.com.

About Golden Boy Promotions: Los Angeles-based Golden Boy Promotions was established in 2002 by 10-time world champion in six divisions Oscar De La Hoya, the first Hispanic to own a national boxing promotional company. Golden Boy Promotions is one of boxing's most active and respected promoters, presenting shows in packed venues around the world and has worked with networks such as HBO, HBO Latino, Estrella TV, ESPN, TeleFutura, FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes, Televisa and TV Azteca. The company has also promoted some of the top boxing events in the history of the sport including De La Hoya vs. Mayweather, Mayweather vs. Canelo and other notable pay-per-view fights featuring fan-favorites Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins, Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez, Miguel Cotto, Marco "Baby Faced Assassin" Antonio Barrera, Erik "El Terrible" Morales and Sugar Shane Mosley. For more information, visit www.GoldenBoyPromotions.com, or follow on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube @GoldenBoyBoxing.

CONTACT: FilmOn TV, Tom Paul Jones
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         Golden Boy Promotions, Kristen Rockwell Caloca
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