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Martial arts producer to launch TV channel

Mixed martial arms producer Takedown Entertainment is launching a speciality digital television channel.

The network − Takedown TV − will air  live and taped MMA sporting events, interviews, fight analysis and a number of lifestyle series based around the sport. It will launch as a linear IPTV channel and will look to launch in the US and internationally. It will also launch via game consoles including the Xbox and Playstation as well as to connected televisions.

“Establishing the Takedown TV Channel opens opportunities for the company to supply major broadcast carriers such as DirecTV, Time Warner, BSkyB and others with a complete MMA network, while continuing to distribute content to individual channels both nationally and internationally,” the company noted in a statement.