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Toronto – Fight Network, the world's premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, has signed a multi-year broadcast deal with Twentieth Century Fox Incendo Television Distribution to air feature films from its award-winning library.

Fight Network will premiere its "Friday Movie Night" tomorrow, December 7 at 9 p.m. ET, with Fight Club, starring Brad Pitt.

The 1999 film directed by David Fincher follows an insomniac office worker and devil-may-care soap maker who form an underground fight club that transforms into a violent revolution.

Fight Club will repeat on Friday, December 7 at Midnight (12 a.m.) ET and Saturday, December 8 at Noon (12 p.m.) ET.

Among the other films related to the combative genre that are included in the library, Fight Network will air the Die Hard film series, the X-Men film series, The Transporter film series, plus classic martial arts movies such as Kung Pow: Enter The First, Kiss of the Dragon and Marked for Death.

Some of Hollywood's biggest actors are featured in the films, many of which have been influential figures in the martial arts genre, including Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Kurt Russell, Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Samuel L. Jackson, Jet Li, Steven Seagal, Colin Farrell, Robert De Niro, Nicolas Cage, Jason Statham, Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Sean Penn and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

"In addition to broadcasting the best live events and fight content from mixed martial arts, boxing, kickboxing and other combat sports, Fight Network always strives to deliver unique content related to the world of fights," said Chad Midgley, VP of Programming & Production at Fight Network. "Fight Network's newfound partnership with Twentieth Century Fox is a major milestone as our viewers can relive some of the most action-packed fight scenes in the award-winning pictures from Fox's extensive film library. We are confident these films will attract a new wave of fight fans and movie buffs."

"We are very pleased that Fight Network has chosen these feature films from our Fox catalogue," said Michael Murphy, Senior VP & Managing Director of Twentieth Century Fox Incendo Television Distribution. "It is great to be back in business with Leonard Asper."

Here is a calendar of upcoming films to air on Fight Network:

December 7: Fight Club (1999, starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton)
December 14: Die Hard (1988, starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman)
December 21: Die Hard 2 (1990, starring Bruce Willis and William Atherton)
December 28: Behind Enemy Lines (2001, starring Gene Hackman and Owen Wilson)
January 4: 28 Days Later (2002, starring Cillian Murphy and Naomie Harris)
January 11: Alien vs. Predator (2004, starring Sanna Lathan and Lance Henriksen)

For a full listing of Fight Network's broadcast schedule, please visit tv.fightnetwork.com.

For More Information Contact:

Fight Network
Chad Midgley
VP Programming & Production

About Fight Network:

Fight Network (http://www.fightnetwork.com) is the world's premier 24/7 TV channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, including fights, fighters, fight news and fight lifestyle.  The channel is carried in Canada nationally on all major cable, satellite and telco systems in Canada and internationally via YouTube. Fight Network is available on multiple global platforms, including its website, YouTube page, mobile phone apps and radio program 'Live Audio Wrestling.'

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