Leading boxing channel expands YipTV's already rich array of sports programming
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadband OTT television service YipTV, which gives subscribers 19 live TV channels to watch free, today announced it has added former boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya's RingTV to its steadily growing channel lineup and that it will offer subscribers two exciting live-action fight cards this weekend via RingTV.
The RingTV shows, both originated by De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions and "broadband- cast" by YipTV, feature promising young boxers who are expected to contend for championships in the future.
The live boxing cards include:
- Four four-round "LA Fight Club" bouts on Friday from the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, which begin at 8 p.m. EDT / 5 p.m. PDT.
- Six bouts on Saturday from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., which begin at 5:30 p.m. EDT / 2:30 p.m. PDT
De La Hoya, nicknamed "The Golden Boy," compiled a stellar amateur boxing record of 234 wins and only six losses -- including winning a gold medal in the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games -- before battling to a remarkable 10 professional boxing world titles in six different weight classes. During his pro boxing career, De La Hoya defeated 17 world champions. Today he remains hugely popular with boxing fans after his retirement from the ring.
In 2002, De La Hoya became the first Hispanic to form a national boxing promotional company when he founded Golden Boy Promotions in Los Angeles; the company is now one of professional boxing's most active and respected promoters.
"We couldn't be more pleased to have Oscar De La Hoya's RingTV join our YipTV channel lineup," said CEO Michael Tribolet. "With the same class and winner-take-all determination he exhibited as a fighter, Oscar demonstrates a drive to succeed with all he does as a boxing promoter in his native Los Angeles – from nurturing young boxers to giving them opportunities via LA Fight Club to giving them exposure and promoting their careers through Ring Magazine and RingTV."
"We want to give fans all over the country the opportunity to see the next great superstar from Golden Boy Promotions, and this partnership with YipTV will help realize that vision," said Oscar De La Hoya, CEO and Chairman of Golden Boy Promotions. "We look forward to continuing to build boxing's next great generation of fighters and showcasing them on YipTV."
The LA Fight Club bouts on Friday night – all four rounds each -- will feature lightweights Francisco Ochoa (2-0, 1KO) vs. Edgar Galvez(0-1); super bantamweights Pablo Rubio Jr. (2-0, 2 KOs) vs. Adrian Rodriguez; super flyweights Joshua Franco (1-0) vs. Saul Hernandez(5-7-1, 3 KOs), and super lightweights Abraham Lopez (1-1) vs. Andrew Gomez (0-2).
On Saturday, the StubHub Center bouts will feature a 10-round featherweight battle between Julian Ramirez (14-0, 8 KOs) and Hugo Partida (20-5-2, 15 KOs); Nick Arce (4-0) vs. Juan Hernandez (3-0) in a super featherweight six-rounder; Mercito Gesta (28-1-2, 16 KOs) vs. Martin Honorio (32-9-1, 16 KOs) in a lightweight 10-rounder; super lightweights Marcelino Lopez (31-1-1, 16 KOs) vs. David Rodela(17-11-4, 7 KOs) going eight rounds; light heavyweights D'mitrius Ballard (9-0, 7 KOs) vs. Eddie Hunter (10-13-2, 2 KOs) scheduled for eight rounds, and super featherweights Kevin Rivers (12-0, 9 KOs) vs. Alejandro Ochoa (6-10-2, 1 KO) in a six rounder.
YipTV is the first multi-channel Over the Top (OTT) television provider of personalized, low-cost TV content that eliminates the need for cable or satellite TV subscriptions. With availability over any type of wired or wireless broadband connection, YipTV uses Internet-based delivery technology to provide affordable access to international programming content at only $14.99 a month, with no long-term service commitments or contracts.
The company always offers 19 of its channels at no charge for an unlimited period of time – with no credit card or contract required at membership sign-up -- and nine of its Premium TV channels are free for a one-week trial period.
Subscribers sign up for YipTV at www.yiptv.com, then download apps for iOS or Android devices from the Apple AppStore or GooglePlay. In addition to Android- or iOS-enabled smart devices, YipTV lets subscribers explore a whole world of live telecasts using a Smart TV, laptop or desktop computer. YipTV also can be viewed on a traditional TV screen using an Apple TV™ or a Google Chromecast™ device.
YipTV, Inc., is a privately held company with offices in West Palm Beach, Fla., and New Brunswick, N.J., that provides low-cost, live television channels, including domestic and international network content. Founded in 2012, YipTV is an Over the Top (OTT) television content provider that distributes over 80 channels and programs in multiple languages, letting subscribers watch YipTV on televisions, tablets, computers, smartphones and other Internet-enabled devices. YipTV sends video content via the public internet to broadband users, bypassing legacy cable systems and head end technology, and then passes that savings directly to the consumer. For more information, please visit https://www.yiptv.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. In its 13-year existence, Golden Boy Promotions has promoted some of the biggest and highest grossing pay-per-view events in the history of the sport. In 2007, the company broke all boxing records with more than four million pay-per-view buys in a single year. Golden Boy Promotions also promoted the fight that formerly held the record for the highest grossing and most pay-per-view buys of all time: De La Hoya vs. Mayweather which generated 2.5 million buys and grossed more than $120 million, and Mayweather vs. Canelo which generated 2.2 million pay-per-view buys and grossed more than $150 million in revenue. On May 9, 2015 before a crowd of more than 31,000 fans at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Canelo vs. Kirkland registered the highest viewership for an HBO World Championship Boxing event since 2006 generating an average of 2.1 million views for the live airing of the event. The company has also promoted 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.
Jim Byrnes, on behalf of YipTV
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