ADVISORY, Oct. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Viacom Inc. [VIA] with Spike TV's "BELLATOR," the largest tournament-based mixed martial arts promotion in the world, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. Bellator will hold its biggest event ever, "Chandler-Alvarez II" on Saturday, November 2 on Spike TV in Long Beach, CA.
In honor of the occasion, Bjorn Rebney, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Bellator Fighting Championships, will ring the Closing Bell.
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About Viacom Inc. [VIA]:
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories.Â Viacom's media networks, including MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, Comedy Central, TV Land, SPIKE, Tr3s, Paramount Channel and VIVA, reach approximately 700 million television subscribers worldwide.Â Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio, is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.
About Bellator MMA:
Bellator MMA is the world's largest tournament-based Mixed Martial Arts organization.Â Televised to nearly 500 Million homes worldwide in over 115 countries, Bellator's majority owner is entertainment giant Viacom.Â In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike TV, the MMA television leader. With over 150 world-class athletes under contract, Bellator is home to many of the sport's top mixed martial artists. Bellator's founder & CEO, Bjorn Rebney, is an experienced fighting sports and entertainment executive with a deep commitment to the purity and integrity of the sport of MMA and its athletes.Â Bellator's core philosophy is that title shots should be earned, not given. This belief gave rise to Bellator's real sport, tournament-based format, which gives Bellator's tournaments a true playoff feel that keeps the sport true and distances itself from the subjective side of fighting sports found in organizations that utilize a matchmaking/casting formula.Â Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations.Â Bellator is based in Newport Beach, California.
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