SCOTT FISHMAN PROMOTED TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, SPIKE TV

April 30th, 2012 by gulatis

SCOTT FISHMAN PROMOTED TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, SPIKE TV

New York, NY – April 30, 2012 – Scott Fishman, a 31-year veteran at Viacom, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Executive Producer, Spike TV, it was announced today by Kevin Kay, Spike TV President, to whom he will continue to report.  Fishman oversees all of the production responsibilities for Spike TV’s key sports franchises including TNA Wrestling and Bellator Fighting Championships (currently on MTV 2 but moving to Spike next year).  Fishman will continue to partner with Jon Slusser, Spike TV’s Senior Vice President, Sports and Multiplatform Programming to build’s Spike’s sports properties.

Fishman joined Spike TV for its launch in 2003 as Vice President, Executive Producer where he served as the liaison between the network and various network productions.  Most notably, Fishman was instrumental in developing TNA’s “Impact Wrestling” into a highly-rated series on Thursday nights and one of the network’s signature shows. He also served as Executive in Charge of Production for network’s high-profile franchises including The Ultimate Fighting Championships and The Video Game Awards. In 2011, Fishman took the reigns as Executive Producer of Bellator Fighting Championships for Viacom Media Networks, and has been a driving force in enhancing the production values of the weekly events.

Fishman began his career at MTV in 1981 as a Production Assistant, and was one of the first employees hired by the upstart music channel. From 1983-1990 he served as Director for various MTV programming including “Remote Control,” “MTV Spring Break,”  “Yo! MTV Raps,” “New Years Eve Live,” and other concert and event based shows.  Fishman relocated to Orlando in 1990 and became an integral part of the Nickelodeon Studios Florida production team. After producing and directing multiple programs for Nickelodeon, including co-creating “GUTS,” he moved up the ranks to Vice President, General Manager, Nickelodeon Studios Florida. In this position (1997-2005), he oversaw the strategic planning and day-to-day operations for NSF.

Fishman is a graduate of SUNY Brockport with Bachelor of Science in Communications.  A resident of Orlando, Fishman also served as an Adjunct Professor University of Central Florida in 2003.

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Press Contacts:

David Schwarz    Spike TV       212-767-8639           david.schwarz@mtvstaff.com

“GTTV WITH GEOFF KEIGHLEY” TO DEBUT ON TR3S: MTV, MÚSICA Y MÁS THIS WEEKEND

April 27th, 2012 by gulatis

SPIKE TV AND GAMETRAILERS’ “GTTV WITH GEOFF KEIGHLEY” TO DEBUT ON TR3S: MTV, MÚSICA Y MÁS THIS WEEKEND

The Gaming Magazine-Style Show To Air On Bilingual Network On Saturdays With An Encore Episode On Sundays

Los Angeles, CA – April 27, 2012Spike TV and GameTrailers announced today that its popular gaming magazine-style show, “GTTV with Geoff Keighley” has been picked up by Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más.  The half-hour gaming news show, which appears on Spike TV on Thursdays, will also air in the bilingual network’s weekend programming line-up beginning this Saturday, April 28, 2012.

“We are thrilled to offer ‘GameTrailers’ to a wider audience,” said Brad Winters, General Manager, GameTrailers.  “Video games are a cross-cultural phenomenon and are enjoyed by all gamers, regardless of what language they speak, so we are eager to share GT’s video game exclusives and news with Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más viewers.”

“We are always looking to deliver quality programming that our viewers will enjoy,” said Chrystin Nevarez, Sr. Director Programming and Acquisitions, Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más.  “Video games break past any cultural or language barrier, so we’re excited to work with Spike TV and GameTrailers to offer ‘GTTV’ to our audience.”

“GTTV” is hosted and executive produced by gaming industry veteran, Geoff Keighley.   Each week, Keighley and co-hosts Amanda MacKay, Daniel Kayser and Justine Ezarik bring fans never-before-seen video game exclusives, the latest news on the hottest titles, interviews with the top names in gaming, inside looks into the biggest events in the world of video games and more.

In addition to watching the show on Spike TV, fans can catch “GTTV” online the next-day on GameTrailers.com, Xbox Live Marketplace, PlayStation Network and other digital platforms and now also on weekends on Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más.

GameTrailers (GT) is the premier video destination for gaming entertainment and information, delivering timely, high-resolution broadband video content for gamers including original shows, video reviews, game trailers and comprehensive video coverage of gaming events from around the world.  GT also has a robust community that features user-generated content, a community marketplace and a variety of communication tools allowing gamers to talk to friends and share media.  Now available on Hulu, Xbox Live and other distribution outlets, GT is continuing to expand its original content onto additional new platforms.  GT has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York and is a division of Viacom Media Networks, a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).  For more information about GT, visit www.GameTrailers.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gametrailers or follow us on Twitter @GameTrailers.

Spike TV is available in 99.8 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más, owned and operated by Viacom International Media Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), reaches 6.1 million Hispanic TV households (45% of US Hispanic Total TV HH) and 34 million total TV households. The network’s programming embraces the trilogy of cultures that represents Latino life – Latin American plus American equals US Latino – through original productions, key acquisitions, and content from MTV Networks’ portfolio of entertainment brands. Tr3s embraces the key lifestyle aspects of Latino identity — milestones, making it and music – as well as social responsibility through its initiative “Agentes de Cambio”, which tackles issues that affect Latinos today. The network also taps into the growing number of Latinos that are digitally connected through www.tr3s.com.

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CONTACTS:

Claire Delacruz  |  GameTrailers  |  310 907 2379  |   Claire.Delacruz@mtvn.com

Erica Saylor  |  Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más  |  305 938 4949  |  Erica.Saylor@vimn.com

Spike TV Announces The Nominations For the Sixth Annual “Guys Choice”

April 26th, 2012 by gulatis

SPIKE TV ANNOUNCES THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE SIXTH ANNUAL “GUYS CHOICE”

This Year’s Nominees Include Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, LeBron James, Scarlett Johansson, Kate Beckinsale, Liam Neeson, Kate Upton, Eli Manning, Louis C.K., Aaron Rodgers, Tina Fey, Sofia Vergara, Rooney Mara, And More

Voting Starts Today At guyschoice.spike.com

NEW YORK, April 26, 2012Spike TV has announced the nominees for one of Hollywood’s hottest marquee events of the year, the sixth annual “Guys Choice” awards.  This year’s star-studded homage to the year in Guydom once again brings together the biggest names in entertainment and sports.

The show will be taped Saturday, June 2 at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and air on Saturday, June 9 at 9:00pm ET/PT on Spike TV.  Voting opens today on Spike.com.

Among the notable mano-a-mano nominee match-ups this year are:

Guy of the Year:  Brad Pitt vs. Louis C.K.

Biggest Ass Kicker: Ryan Gosling vs. Liam Neeson

Holy Grail of Hot: Scarlett Johansson vs. Sofia Vergara

Unstoppable Jock: Eli Manning vs. LeBron James

Our New Girlfriend: Kate Upton vs. Doutzen Kroes

Top Fantasy Leaguer: Albert Pujols vs. Aaron Rodgers

Comedy MVP: Louis C.K. vs. Will Ferrell

For the full list of categories and nominees, log on to guyschoice.spike.com.  Voting for this year’s nominees starts today at guyschoice.spike.com.

Casey Patterson and Carol Donovan will serve as Executive Producers.

Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

CONTACTS:

Aileen Budow                                                       212.767.3952               Aileen.budow@spiketv.com

David Schwarz                                                    212.767.8639                David.schwarz@mtvstaff.com

“DEADLIEST WARRIOR: ANCIENT COMBAT” AVAILABLE NOW IN NORTH AMERICA

April 18th, 2012 by gulatis

“DEADLIEST WARRIOR: ANCIENT COMBAT” AVAILABLE NOW IN NORTH AMERICA

345 Games Retail Compilation of Downloadable Xbox LIVE®Arcade/PlayStation®Network Titles “Deadliest Warrior: The Game” and “Deadliest Warrior: Legends” is On Shelves Now

New York, NY - April 17, 2012 –Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat,” the retail compilation of “Deadliest Warrior: The Game” and “Deadliest Warrior: Legends,” is available now at North American retailers for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.  The disc-based game/TV show hybrid, based on the successful multi-platform Spike TV series “Deadliest Warrior” that pits two of the most feared warriors history has ever known against each other in a battle to the death, contains 30 new weapons, a brand new arena and episodes of the popular show exclusive to the game.  Also, gamers who preordered “Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat” at Gamestop before April 17, 2012, will receive an exclusive DVD featuring additional never-before-released episodes of the hit show.

The players themselves will get to answer the question of “Who is the deadliest?” as they can take control of history’s most brutal warriors, choose a weapon, and then apply their own skills to answer that question on their terms.

“Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat” combines the wildly popular downloadable console games, “Deadliest Warrior: The Game” and “Deadliest Warrior: Legends,” in addition to all downloadable content packs, an exclusive new level, 30 new weapons and exclusive TV show content.  Fans of the show will be treated to never-before-released episodes from all three seasons.

Notable features include:

  • The brand new “Graveyard” arena exclusive to “Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat”
  • 30 new weapons, including a “Lockbar Axe” for William Wallace, the “Monk’s Spade” for Sun Tzu and a “Tsonga Battle Axe” for Shaka Zulu
  • Both digital titles and all DLC included for only $29.99
  • Cross-play with consumers of the original digitally-distributed titles
  • Hidden zombie mode allows players to keep on fighting even headless, armless and torso-less
  • Never-before-released episodes of the show exclusive to “Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat”
  • Preorder “Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat” and receive the GameStop exclusive DVD featuring two full episodes of the TV series, including one never-before-released on DVD!

 

Do you have what it takes to be the “Deadliest Warrior”? Rated ‘M’ for Mature by the ESRB, “Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat” is available today with a $29.99 MSRP at North American retailers everywhere. For more information about “Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat” please visit deadliestwarrior.spike.com or follow the game on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/deadliestwarrior.

ABOUT 345 GAMES

345 Games, the video game arm of COMEDY CENTRAL and Spike TV, develops products based on the MTV Networks Entertainment Group’s franchises and brands.   The first two titles to be released under this label included COMEDY CENTRAL’s hit animated show “Ugly Americans” and Spike TV’s successful multi-platform series “Deadliest Warrior.”

ABOUT DEADLIEST WARRIOR

Each week on Spike TV’s “Deadliest Warrior,” episodes pit two of the most feared warriors civilization has ever known against each other. Along with the use of 21st century science and the latest in CGI technology, each episode enlists warrior-specific world-class fighters and experts to provide insight into what makes these combatants tick, analyzing every facet of their unique skills of destruction, culminating in a head-to-head final fight between two legends of the battlefield that will produce the deadliest warrior. Highly-lauded showdowns include: Joan of Arc vs. William the Conqueror, Saddam Hussein vs. Pol Pot, Hannibal vs. Genghis Khan, US Army Rangers vs. North Korean Special Operations Force. Check out “Deadliest Warrior” on Facebook

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Media Contact:

Reverb Communications | Ben PerLee | bp@reverbinc.com| (209) 586-1495 x107

345 Games | Claire Delacruz | claire.delacruz@mtvn.com | (310) 907-2379

Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox LIVE are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

Host of Spike TV’s “All Access Weekly” Breaks Guinness World Records Title

April 17th, 2012 by SPIKE Press

HOST OF SPIKE TV’S “ALL ACCESS WEEKLY” BREAKS THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TITLE FOR “THE MOST HIGH-FIVES IN ONE MINUTE”

Katie Linendoll Holds The Current Guinness World Record With 107 High-Fives

Episode Airs This Thursday, April 19 at Midnight, ET/PT

New York, NY, April 17, 2012 – Spike TV announced today that Katie Linendoll, host of the network’s new tech-centric show “All Access Weekly,” has attempted and succeeded in breaking the current Guinness World Records® of the “Most High-Fives in One Minute.”  Perfectly executed in anticipation of National High-Five Day on Thursday, April 19, Linendoll slapped 107 hands in just 60 seconds to earn the Official Record Holder title.  The full Guinness World Records® Official Attempt will air in an upcoming segment on this Thursday’s upcoming episode of “All Access Weekly.”

“I always wondered how hard it would be to break a Guinness World Record – this was pretty intense!” said Katie Linendoll.  “This has been one of the most fun experiences, and I’m excited to have done it as a part of Spike’s ‘All Access Weekly’ team.”

According to Guinness World Records, nearly 50,000 Record Attempts are submitted each year and less than 5 percent succeed.  Guinness World Record Adjudicators were on-location to verify the Guinness World Records Official Attempt and presented Linendoll with a certificate upon her successful completion.

The previous Guinness World Record Holder is Marcus Jahrling a.k.a. Mr. Giggles, a clown from the United Kingdom, who achieved the record on June 2011 with 101 high-fives in one minute.

Fans can watch Katie’s successful attempt, as well as complete episodes and extended interviews on Spike’s “All Access Weekly” page, allaccessweekly.spike.com, and can also follow the conversation on Twitter using #allaccess.

Spike’s “ALL ACCESS” provides exclusive access to events that matter most: E3, Comic-Con, and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  But what about the other 49 weeks of the year?  The answer is Spike’s “All Access: Weekly,” which focuses on all the tech, gadgets, gaming and entertainment that guys care about all year-round.  The show brings in the products that everyone’s talking about and the technology that no one even knew existed.  “All Access Weekly” airs on Thursdays at midnight ET/PT only Spike.

Spike TV is available in 99.8 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

Guinness World Records (GWR) is the global authority on record-breaking achievements. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records™ book has become one of the biggest-selling copyright titles of all time, selling 120 million copies to date in 22 languages and in more than 100 countries. The internationally renowned brand is now also available across a number of platforms – GWR’s global television shows are watched by 250 million viewers annually; digital media and online record-processing services attract more than 50 million visitors a year; and the live events team annually entertains and inspires 1.5 million people around the world. GWR receives more than 1,000 applications each week and has a specialized team of multi-language record managers and adjudicators who travel the globe to verify official record attempts.

Press Contact(s):   

Claire Delacruz           310.907.2379              claire.delacruz@mtvn.com

Jamie Panas                 718.513.7263              jamie.panas@guinnessworldrecords.com

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Spike TV Announces “World’s Wildest Police Videos” and “Undercover Stings”

April 11th, 2012 by gulatis

SPIKE TO HAVE AN ARRESTING MAY WITH PREMIERE OF TWO ORIGINAL POLICE-THEMED SHOWS IN MAY

 All-New Original Episodes Of “World’s Wildest Police Videos” Debut Monday, May 7 At 8:00pm ET/PT

 New Original Series “Undercover Stings” Premieres Monday, May 7 At 9:00pm ET/PT

 New York, NY, April 11, 2012 – Spike TV is sure to have an arresting May with all-new episodes of “World’s Wildest Police Videos,” as well as the original series “Undercover Stings,” both debuting in primetime.

Premiering Monday, May 7 at 8:00pm ET/PT, “World’s Wildest Police Videos” is back, with new episodes that give viewers access to shocking and outrageous police footage never before seen on television.  From high-speed car chases that turn deadly and bank robberies gone wrong to international hostage holdups, the wildest police videos from around the world are on display.  Retired Sheriff John Bunnell hosts the series that is produced by Pilgrim Studios and Pursuit Productions. Executive Producers are Pilgrim Studios’ Craig Piligian and Scott Popjes, and Pursuit Productions’ Paul Stojanovich, Jr., Robert Ballantyne and John Bunnell, with Jeff Savaiano as the Executive in Charge of Production for Spike TV.

From the producers of “Cops,” one of the landmark programs in television history, comes the new original series “Undercover Stings,” debuting Monday, May 7 at 9:00pm ET/PT.  Filmed on location in cities such as Kansas City, Missouri, Palm Beach, Florida, New Orleans, Louisiana, Savannah, Georgia and Las Vegas, Nevada, this new, original, half hour series gives viewers unprecedented access to the highly dangerous world of undercover police work – from the initial planning and set-up, to the dramatic tactical process and the final execution of the takedown.  Whether it’s undercover female officers faking a bachelorette party to sting drug dealers, or cops going undercover to bust prostitutes or big-time criminals – ride along with several of the top police units in America as they ply their trade and bust the crooks in the first series dedicated entirely to revealing the seldom seen world of undercover police operations.  John Langley and Morgan Langley serve as Executive Producers for “Undercover Stings,” while Chris Rantamaki serves as the Executive in Charge of Production for Spike TV.

Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

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CONTACT:      Salil Gulati      Spike TV         Salil.Gulati@mtvstaff.com     212 767 8705

Spike TV / TNA Entertainment Announce Multi-Year Extension

April 5th, 2012 by gulatis

SPIKE TV AND TNA ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR EXTENSION TO ITS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

 The Highly-Rated “Impact Wrestling” Maintains Its Home On Spike TV On Thursday Nights

New York, NY – April 5, 2012 – Spike TV and TNA Entertainment have agreed upon a multi-year extension on their strategic partnership, maintaining Spike TV as the exclusive U.S. television home of the emerging sports-entertainment property.

The deal was announced today jointly by Kevin Kay, Spike TV President and Dixie Carter, TNA Entertainment President.  TNA wrestling debuted on Spike TV in July, 2005.  Over the last seven years, the ratings for TNA’s “IMPACT Wrestling” have grown from an average of 700,000 viewers at launch to nearly two million today.

“Dixie Carter and her team at TNA have done a phenomenal job in developing stars for an exciting, high-action brand that resonates with Spike’s audience,” said Kay. “We are excited to further our partnership and will continue to build and invigorate the franchise together.”

“We are thrilled that Spike TV will be IMPACT Wrestling’s home for years to come,” said Carter.  “The dedication that Kevin Kay and the network have shown us in building our brand is what makes this announcement even more meaningful for me.  And look for some exciting things to happen on IMPACT in the near future.”

TNA’s flagship series, “IMPACT Wrestling,” airs weekly on Spike TV and is one of the network’s top-rated series.  The show has evolved into must-see-tv on Thursdays with young men and currently ranks among the top shows on cable in its timeslot with Men 18-34.

The roster features many of the biggest names in wrestling including Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Booby Roode, Sting, James Storm, Rob Van Dam, and the lovely and lethal Knockouts.

About Spike TV:

Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

About TNA Entertainment:  

TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held sports entertainment company based in Nashville, Tennessee that specializes in events, products, numerous TV properties, merchandise and music, as well as, the management and promotion of professional wrestlers.  In addition, TNA produces monthly PPV events and over 100 live shows a year.  The product is the world’s most innovative experience in professional wrestling and is broadcast in over 120 countries.  For more information, please visit www.impactwrestling.com.

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Press Contacts:

David Schwarz    Spike TV       212-767-8639           david.schwarz@mtvstaff.com

Jules Wortman    TNA              615-244-5557            jwortman@tnawrestling.com

All Access Weekly – Bios

April 3rd, 2012 by gulatis

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Spike TV Teams Up With Bertram van Munster, Co-Creator Of “The Amazing Race,” For a New Bellator Fighting Championships Reality Show

April 3rd, 2012 by gulatis

SPIKE TV TEAMS UP WITH BERTRAM VAN MUNSTER, CO-CREATOR OF “THE AMAZING RACE,” FOR A NEW BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS REALITY SHOW

New York, NY, April 3, 2012 -  Spike TV and Bellator Fighting Championships are partnering with one of television’s most acclaimed producers, eight-time Emmy® Award winner Bertram van Munster, the visionary behind “The Amazing Race,” to create a cutting-edge new unscripted reality show.  The one-hour original Spike series will premiere in 2013 and will showcase the fighters from the emerging mixed martial arts league, Bellator Fighting Championships. Details of the show will be kept closely under wraps until later this year.

“Some of the most physically-gifted and fascinating athletes in the world fight in Bellator, and I believe they make ideal subjects for an innovative new non-scripted series,” noted van Munster.

“We are thrilled to partner with an industry legend such as van Munster, whose creativity and ingenuity will help expose Bellator to an expanded new audience next year on Spike,” said Bjorn Rebney, CEO and Founder of Bellator.

“The concept of this ground-breaking new series will broadly appeal to not only mixed martial arts fans, but to reality show enthusiasts as well,” said Sharon Levy, Spike TV’s Executive Vice President of Original Programming.

van Munster and Elise Doganieri will serve as Executive Producers for the new series.  Levy and Tim Duffy, Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Spike TV, will oversee the project for the network.

Profiles Television Productions, LLC was founded in March of 2003 and is the parent company of both World Race Productions and Earthview, Inc.  Owned by eight-time Emmy® Award- winning Producers Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri, Profiles Television is a full service production company focused on creating, developing and producing high quality television programming for the worldwide marketplace.

Profiles Television has produced such shows as “Profiles From the Front Line,” “Oprah’s Big Give,” “Focus Rally America” and most recently, “Take The Money & Run.”  Currently, Profiles Television is producing (in association with Imagine Television and Fox TV) “The Great Escape.”  Also in current production is “Escape Routes” for NBC.  Profiles Television division (World Race Productions) is responsible for the ground-breaking, Emmy® Award-winning TV series, “The Amazing Race,” which airs in primetime on the CBS network as well as some 80 countries worldwide.  Profiles Television is also involved in producing local versions of “The Amazing Race” series in Asia, Australia, South America and Israel.  In addition to offices in Los Angeles, Profiles Television has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Buenos Aires and New Delhi.

Bellator Fighting Championships is a Mixed Martial Arts promotional company headquartered in Chicago.  Bellator, translated as Warrior in Latin, is partnered with entertainment industry leaders Viacom and Fremantle Entertainment, and is the world’s leading tournament-based mixed martial arts organization.  Bellator showcases many of the most exciting fighters in the world and currently airs Friday nights at 8:00pm ET on MTV2 and Epix with prelims on Spike.com. This season’s tournament features an action-packed eight-man tournament in the middleweight, welterweight, lightweight, and featherweight divisions with the winners in each weight class securing a large cash prize and a shot at the coveted world title.  Next year, Bellator Fighting Championships will move to Spike TV.

About Spike TV:

Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

Press Contacts:

Viacom Media Networks:

David Schwarz

212-767-8639

david.schwarz@mtvstaff.com

 

Bellator:

Joe Fernandez

312-329-1199

joe@bellator.com