ONE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP™ AND CATALYST MEDIA GROUP TEAM UP TO REACH THE LARGEST TV AUDIENCE IN MIXED MARTIAL ARTS HISTORY
07 October 2013 – Singapore: ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), the world’s most exciting Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion, is proud to announce that Catalyst Media Group, one of the world’s top sports program distribution companies, will be the exclusive content distribution partner for ONE FC starting in January 2014. The partnership entitles Catalyst Media Group to be the exclusive distributor for ONE FC’s live shows and archives around the world.
Catalyst Media Group Ltd. is a Hong Kong based company that acquires, creates and develops Asian-based sports and entertainment properties.
The company distributes premium quality sports programs to media outlets around the world. Catalyst Media Group has a team of seasoned media executives that have significant experience in areas of consulting, brand development, media content sales and sponsorship delivery focused on Asia. The company is jointly owned by RSE Ventures and Patrick Murphy.
A sports media veteran, Murphy was previously with TEAM Marketing in Switzerland where he helped fuel the explosive media rights growth of UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. He was previously at News Corp. and ESPN STAR Sports in Asia creating, acquiring and developing sports events. He has a proven track record in creating new business and monetizing sports content gained through over 20 years experience working in the industry.
“ONE Fighting Championship™ has reached an incredible level of production and fighter recruitment that is unprecedented in MMA,” Murphy said. “Catalyst Media Group felt that it was a critical juncture for us to offer our experience and worldwide distribution expertise to ONE FC. Having assisted in the development of top sporting properties globally in my 20 years of experience, the potential of ONE FC is an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up.”
CEO of ONE Fighting Championship™ Victor Cui stated, “Catalyst Media Group is the best there is in media distribution globally. The company has the best talent available in the business. ONE FC only partners with the best and I’m proud to welcome Patrick Murphy and Catalyst Media Group on board as our official partner.”
ONE FC has been driving the explosive growth of MMA in Asia since its inception in 2011 and has cornered the market with sold-out events across Asia and featuring the top fighters from around the world. Currently holding 90%+ market share in Asia, ONE FC is Asia’s largest MMA organization, and the leading brand for MMA in Asia.
About ONE Fighting Championship™
With 90%+ market share in Asia, ONE Fighting Championship is Asia’s largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization. Headquartered in Singapore, ONE Fighting Championship™ is one of the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts organization. ONE Fighting Championship™ hosts the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Fighting Championship™ has partnered with FOX and STAR Sports for an unprecedented 10-year cable television deal with a coverage that spans 70+ countries across the world.
About Catalyst Media Group Ltd
Catalyst Media Group Ltd is a Hong Kong based company that acquires, creates and develops international and Asian sports and entertainment properties.
The company was established by its founder Patrick Murphy in response to the growing demand for high quality sports and entertainment content in the Asia Pacific region.
Catalyst Media Group Ltd. works closely with property owners, media organizations and brands by providing tailored services and solutions that helps their customers achieve their objectives.
The company provides a full range of services including consulting, brand development, media content and sponsorship sales, client servicing and event management.
Catalyst Media Group is an RSE Ventures (www.rseventures.com) company co-owned by its founder Patrick Murphy. Patrick has over 20 years experience in the sports industry having worked previously as a Managing Director of TEAM Marketing in Switzerland and with News Corporation and ESPN STAR Sports in Asia.