Shine International to take 'Knockout Sportsworld' Global
Jan 19, 2010 - Releases |Press

LOS ANGELES, January 19, 2010 Fresh from concluding a U.S. cable network deal, Mighty Oak Entertainment has announced that Shine International will handle the international distribution for “Knockout Sportsworld.” Today’s news comes just one week after the show’s 88-episode sale to Spike TV, which described “Knockout Sportsworld” as ‘the distinctive adrenaline-rush entertainment [its] young male audience craves and has come to expect.’


From rage in the ring to carnage in the cage, “Knockout Sportsworld” features the sports world’s most spectacular knockouts, including 25 of Mike Tyson’s best KOs. This series celebrates the athletes who have taken their hits on the way to the top, jam-packing all the jabs, hits, combinations and collisions into each exciting episode.


“‘Knockout Sportsworld’ is all about those pivotal, draw-dropping take-downs that send fans begging for replays – a fascination shared the world over,” said Mighty Oak Entertainment President, Mark OBrien. “So, we are very pleased to join forces with Shine International in taking this series outside of the U.S.


“Coming out of MIPCOM, we saw a huge desire for sports-related programming. ‘Knockout Sportsworld’ will add yet another dimension to our sports catalog,” said Chris Grant, President of Shine International. “Both U.S. and international audiences will be blown away by the raw power of this show.”


Shine International will launch the new series for international buyers at NATPE 2010.


ABOUT MIGHTY OAK ENTERTAINMENT

Mighty Oak Entertainment, founded in January 2006 by television veteran Mark OBrien, is a solely-owned independent production and distribution company. Producers of the globally successful Whacked Out Sports and Whacked Out Videos comedy clip series, the company boasts a library of more than 15,000 clips and nearly 400 episodes. Mighty Oak Entertainment handles its own programming syndication/distribution domestically, while working with affiliates for international sales.


ABOUT SHINE INTERNATIONAL

Shine International is the sales and distribution arm of the Shine Group, a leading independent production and distribution company focused on exploiting worldwide intellectual property rights through scripted and alternative television formats. Shine International distributes programming from the growing library of programming of the Shine Group, including Reveille, Kudos, Dragonfly, Princess Productions and Metronome, along with a broad array of programming acquired from independent producers and U.S. networks, to more than 150 countries worldwide.

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For Shine International

Karlyn Nelson / Jonathan Bing

Freud Communications

T: (323) 866 6060

Email: karlyn.nelson@freud.com / jonathan.bing@freud.com


For Mighty Oak Entertainment

Kristien Brada-Thompson

Priority PR

T: (661) 964 0333

Email: kristien@prioritypr.net