OSN Fight Network HD New Frequency Update 2023
OSN Sports (formerly known as ShowSports) was a Pan Arab satellite sports television network owned by Orbit Showtime Network. First launched in early April 2007, it operated eight HD channels: OSN Sports Action 1, OSN Sports Action 2, OSN Sports 3, OSN Sports 4, OSN Sports 5, OSN Sports Cricket, OSN WWE Network and OSN Fight Network.
On March 31, 2019, all OSN Sports channels were shut down. OSN continued to broadcast cricket on a new channel, OSN Cric. On July 15, 2019, OSN Cric was shut down. Fight Network is a Canadian English language Category B specialty channel owned by Anthem Sports & Entertainment. The network broadcasts programming related to combat sports, including mixed martial arts, boxing, kickboxing, and professional wrestling. The channel was originally conceived in Canada, when it was granted approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on January 30, 2004. The channel, tentatively known as “TFN – The Fight Network”, was described as “a national, English-language Category 2 specialty television service devoted to programming related to the arts, skills and science of combatants.”
The channel launched as The Fight Network, commonly abbreviated as TFN, was created and founded by Mike R. Garrow, on September 22, 2005, initially on Rogers Cable in Ontario and New Brunswick. Prior to the network’s launch, Fight Network also acquired wrestling radio show Live Audio Wrestling, syndicating it under the banner Fight Network Radio.
BlackOut Communications originally owned The Fight Network, but after several organizational restructurings, Fight Media Inc. assumed ownership.
In December 2010, former Canwest CEO Leonard Asper made a “significant investment” in Fight Network, marking his return to the media industry after the bankruptcy and wind-down of Canwest. Asper stated that it was “an exciting opportunity — not without its challenges, but also of course one with significant potential.” The following April, to coincide with UFC 129 in Toronto, the network re-branded as simply Fight Network, with a new logo and an associated marketing campaign to promote the network’s expanded lineup. A high-definition feed launched in March 2013 initially on Rogers Cable.
On December 22, 2014, Fight Network announced that it had sub-licensed portions of the UFC’s new Canadian rights agreement with Bell Media and TSN, including coverage of non-PPV preliminaries, international UFC Fight Night events, as well as other UFC archive programming, and the possibility of collaborating on other ancillary programs with TSN.
In March 2015, Fight Network acquired Canadian rights to TNA Wrestling programming, including Impact Wrestling, TNA Xplosion, and TNA’s Wrestling Greatest Matches.[third-party source needed] In June 2015, Fight Network announced a broadcasting agreement with the World Series of Fighting, covering Canada and other EMEA markets.[third-party source needed] In March 2016, TNA expanded its relationship with Fight Network to offer its programming internationally through Fight Network’s streaming platforms.