Ring of Honor Enters into Broadcast Agreement with L’Equipe 21 in France
BALTIMORE, MD (September 21, 2015) – Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) (the “Company”) announced that its professional wrestling promotion, Ring of Honor Wrestling (“ROH”), has signed a 6-month international broadcast deal with L’Equipe 21, a free, sports-based television channel in France,. ROH is scheduled to premiere on L’Equipe 21 beginning on September 18th. The announcement was made by Joe Koff, Chief Operating Officer of Ring of Honor Wresting.
“Ring of Honor is incredibly excited and honored to bring our show overseas to France under our new deal with L’Equipe 21,” commented, Mr. Koff. “Our European fans that enjoy us on rohwrestling.com and on our YouTube channel are constantly giving us feedback that they want Ring of Honor on their television as well. This new deal gives Ring of Honor its first step into the global broadcast market as we continue to expand our availability to fans across the world.”
ROH also recently announced additional domestic broadcast deals with WMCN in Philadelphia, PA, WMYD in Detroit, MI, and WCCB in Charlotte, NC to begin airing weekly Ring of Honor episodes this fall.
About Ring of Honor Wrestling:
Ring of Honor Wrestling is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies with affiliations across all the major networks. Ring of Honor is a professional wresting company which produces weekly, original 1-hour television wrestling programs and is the only wresting promotion in the United States with a major, multi-market presence on broadcast TV. Ring of Honor is also syndicated on select TV stations and regional cable systems. For further information on Ring of Honor visit www.rohwrestling.com.
About Sinclair: Sinclair is the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country with 164 television stations it owns, operates, and/or provides services to in 79 markets broadcasting 384 channels and affiliations with all the major networks. Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of sports content. Sinclair’s broadcast content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.