Karate Combat, the first mainstream, professional, full-contact karate league, announced the Karate Combat channel is available now on Roku® players and Roku TV™ models throughout North America, most of Central and South America, and in the U.K. and Ireland. Roku users will now have access to all of Karate Combat’s fights from around the world, including live streamed events.
Karate Combat’s past events, such as the most recent, Karate Combat: Olympus from Athens, Greece, are available on demand, featuring commentary from combat sports favorites Bas Rutten, Sean Wheelock and Phoenix Carnevale. The league’s live stream events will also be available on the Karate Combat channel for Roku, including fight cards upcoming in New York City, Japan and Spain. At this time the channel is free and ad-supported, like the league’s website, www.Karate.com. (The Karate Combat mobile app is also available for iOS and Android devices).
“By launching on the Roku platform, we’re able to broaden the potential reach of Karate Combat’s action to millions of connected devices,” said Michael DePietro, CEO of Karate Combat. “It’s a natural extension of our drive to distribute via the channels where fans watch sports now.”
Over a million people viewed Karate Combat: Inception, which took place in Miami in April. Karate Combat’s distribution is led by Kim Hurwitz, CMO and former executive at DirecTV and FOTV Networks. In addition to the apps, Karate Combat is available on YouTube, Dailymotion, FITE, UltraFlix’s Iron Dragon, JungoTV’s CombatGO, Titan Channel, Sports Live, The Fight Network, UFC Fight Pass, Eleven Sports, Pluto TV and more.