ROAD FC Strategic Cooperation Conference and Launch Ceremony to announce CCTV broadcast, multimedia scheme

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ROAD FC Strategic Cooperation Conference and Launch Ceremony to announce CCTV broadcast, multimedia scheme

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ROAD FC holds Sports Entertainment Strategic Cooperation Conference and Pan-Entertainment IP Launch Ceremony

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25 January, 2016 - ROAD Fighting Championship is holding a Sports Entertainment Strategic Cooperation Conference today, 25 January in the Beijing Hotel, Beijing, China.  The Pan-Entertainment IP Launch Ceremony will be held to celebrate the global strategic partnership between Chinese and Korean corporate giants and government supporters, and the previously announced "fighting games federation" joint venture, called "MMA ACT".

 

ROAD FC welcomes strategic cooperation representatives from CCTV, Hunan TV, YY, Kakao, CJ E&M, Golden Eagle Media, Anle Pictures, Xiaomi, 360Game, Tianshen Entertainment, Hero Games, and Mojing along with Chinese and Korean government officials.  With these strong alliances, a series of "Seven Star Objectives" will be implemented which includes:  ROAD FC live MMA events, television series, movies, internet games, athletics development, finance, and Intellectual Property development.

 

Special guests in attendance include:
Korea Embassy Minister-Counsellor and Culture Division President Kim Jin-Gon ???
CCTV5 Director Commentator Bernard Zhou Yingjie ???
Hunan TV Deputy Managing Editor Sun Jianping ???
Golden Eagle Media General Manager Wang Pingbo ???
Upper Industry Chairman and China Sports Industry Development Research Centre Deputy Director Li Hongyan ???
China Sports Industry Development Research Centre Deputy Secretary-General Liu Hong ??
An Le Pictures General Manager Zhang Zhuo  ??
China Games Committee Secretary-General Liu Jiehua ???
Xiaomi Game General Manager Shang Jin ??
360 Games President Xu Yiran ???
Kakao General Manager Li Shengyuan ???

Tianshen Entertainment Chairman Zhu Ye ??

Hero Games Chairman Ying Shuling ???

 

Mojing CEO Huang Xiaojie ???

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New Wave MMA, ROAD FC” - 2016 Broadcast and Schedule

 

ROAD FC was established in 2010 to promote the sport of MMA which embodies the Asian spirit of martial arts. Over 300 athletes from South Korea, Brazil, North America, Europe, Japan, China, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East have signed agreements with ROAD FC. Events are broadcast around the world. ROAD FC initiated its global strategy in 2015 with ROAD FC 024 in Tokyo, Japan and ROAD FC 027 in Shanghai, China, significant achievements in South Korean sports history.  

 

ROAD FC 027 in Shanghai was the first MMA event to ever air live on China's state broadcaster CCTV5 and garnered an estimated 35 million viewers, matching NBA and popular television series numbers.  ROAD FC and CCTV have concluded a 3-year broadcast contract for events to be broadcast live from 2016 to 2018.  In expanding the development of MMA in the Chinese market, ROAD FC has also concluded a contract with Hunan Satellite TV for an entertainment program. ROAD FC has experienced great success with XTM's "Crying Fist" MMA reality television show in Korea.

 

ROAD CEO Jung Moon-Hong stated:

 

"Fighting events have a somewhat violent and savage image, so we will focus on fair play and integrity of competition to show the best professional spirit.  We will do our best to minimize the occurrence of non-gentlemanly violent elements so that the hearts of Asians can accept MMA more readily."

 

In 2016, ROAD FC plans to host a total of 10 events in Korea and abroad, including 7 in China in such cities as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Changsha.

 

CEO Jung Moon-Hong stated:

 

"We have a 100% open mind with a 'Win-Win' business model for many overseas and domestic enterprises; we welcome the power of partnerships with other organizations.  Also, for years ROAD FC has been focused on charity, forming charitable public service organizations and events, and in China our future will be no different; we will work with all people to strive for health and happiness."

 

 

ROAD FC is the stage where legends shine, rookies thrill, and epic battles are waged that determine the future of MMA. From the pageantry of the grand entrance to the final crunch of the KO, ROAD FC showcases the very best of Mixed Martial Arts sports and entertainment. As we say in Korea, "Fighting!"

 

 

Event: Xiaomi presents ROAD Fighting Championship 028

Date: Sunday, 31 January, 2016

 

Place: Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea

 

Main card live in Korea on SuperAction

Live international stream on Epicentre.tv

More broadcasts to be announced

 

Middleweight Championship

Riki Fukuda vs Cha Jung-Hwan

 

Bantamweight Match

Moon Jea-Hoon vs Nezu Yuta

 

Bantamweight Match

Kwon Min-Seok vs Alatengheili

 

Women's Atomweight Match

Park Jeong-Eun vs Liu Xiaoni

 

Featherweight Match

Cho Byeong-Oak vs Kim Hyung-Su

 

Preliminary Card:

Xiaomi presents ROAD FC Young Guns 26

 

Featherweight Match

 

Ha Tae-Woon vs Yan Bo

 

Lightweight Match

Park Chan-Sol vs Lv Kai

 

Middleweight Match

Choi In-Yong vs Choi Win-Jun

 

Bantamweight Match

Seo Jin-Soo vs Yun Ho-Young

 

Flyweight Match

Chae Joung-Heon vs Park Su-Wan

 

Bantamweight Match

Kim Yong-Geun vs Lee Yoon-Jin

 

 

For updates please visit:

ROADFC.com

Official Facebook page ROAD FC (facebook.com/roadfightingchampionship)

Official Twitter account @ROADFC (twitter.com/ROADFC)

Official Instagram “roadfc”

 

Media Contacts:

 

Lee Li

Marketing Dept. Manager

(+852) 9125-2653

 

Mark Lee

Marketing Dept. General Manager

(+82 33) 766 7666

 

ROAD Inc. Marketing Dept.

1008-12, Haenggu-dong, Wonju-Si, Gangwon-do, Korea 26455

 

 

About ROAD Fighting Championship

 

The sport of MMA is booming in South Korea, and behind the incredible growth is ROAD FC. As this new era of Mixed Martial Arts begins, ROAD FC is committed to creating more opportunities for fighters in growth, experience, and support. The amateur and semi-pro Central and Into Leagues provide a structured, safe, and competitive atmosphere for beginning fighters. The Young Guns undercard series brings these up and coming fighters into the spotlight as professionals.

 

ROAD FC events are held in major cities across Korea, Japan, and China featuring the most exciting and well-recognized Korean and international MMA fighters. ROAD FC events are broadcast live and delay in Korea on SuperAction, China on CCTV5, internationally on KIX, and streamed live internationally on Epicentre.tv. The full archive of ROAD FC events are available on demand in China on Xunlei KanKan and scheduled to air on The Fight Network in Canada.

 

About CCTV

 

China Central Television (CCTV) is the predominant state television broadcaster in mainland China. CCTV has a network of 45 channels broadcasting different programmes and is accessible to more than one billion viewers.

 

About Xiaomi

 

Xiaomi Inc. is a privately owned Chinese electronics company headquartered in Beijing, China, that is the world's 3rd largest smartphone maker. Xiaomi designs, develops, and sells smartphones, mobile apps, and related consumer electronics. Since the release of its first smartphone in August 2011, Xiaomi has gained market share in mainland China and expanded into developing a wider range of consumer electronics, including a smart home device ecosystem. The company's founder and CEO is Lei Jun, China's 23rd richest person according to Forbes. The company sold over 60 million smartphones in 2014.

 

About Qihoo 360

 

 

Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. is a leading Internet company in China. The Company offers comprehensive Internet and mobile security products and services for free to about 500 million PC Internet users and over 640 million mobile users in China including antivirus software (360 Safeguard, 360 Mobile Safe), Web Browser (360 Browsers), and Mobile Application Store (360 Mobile Assistant). The Company is the number one provider of Internet and mobile security products in China as measured by its user base, according to iResearch. Qihoo 360 also provides users with secure access points to the Internet via its market leading web browsers and application stores. The Company has built one of the largest open Internet platforms in China and monetizes its massive user base primarily through online advertising and through Internet value-added services on its open platform.

 

About Kakao

 

Kakao is a South Korean internet company established in 2014, formed from a merger of Daum Communications and Kakao. Mey mobile service areas are communication, on-demand services, fintech, iOT, contents and commerce businesses. Kakao combines the expertise and experience behind Korea’s first free email service Daum Mail and the world’s first mobile social platform messenger KakaoTalk. KakaoTalk is the number one messaging app in Korea with more than 38 million MAU in the country alone, with more than 97% penetration. Based on high traffic and concentrated user base, KakaoTalk has led the trend of platformization of messaging apps. As a mobile social platform, KakaoTalk has played a key role in connecting people and businesses in new ways, from commerce, content, ads, games, payment and more, and is now driving innovation to evolve into a mobile lifestyle platform.

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