Anthony Cicione - Fight Network
Fight Network is a 24-hour 7-day a week combat channel, available internationally, available nationally in Canada. Fantasy Sports Network is a 24-hour fantasy channel dedicated to fantasy players. Its available in Canada and the U.S., at this point.
The goal here was to provide a full broadcast facility for us ready with master control, production control room, studio facilities, editing facilities and Applied was there for us to help us develop the concept, right from the beginning to the execution at the end, and even now, to the follow-up.
The beauty of Applied is they know that were a small as an entity and they actually, for a lack of a better word, they hold your hand. They work you through the project and they recommend certain things and certain ways to do things.
I think the biggest challenge for us has always been with them is, Oh no, heres another project from Cicione, and its a small budget and he wants to build an ESPN empire here. So, I think thats been our biggest challenge and theyve been quite accommodating actually.
They realize that were not building the biggest empire, but we still need to build something thats solid and reliable on a daily basis for us.
I think one of the comforts I had in this whole build was that I had Applied working with me and I knew they would go above and beyond to help us out. And if youre not CBC or TSN, or one of the big guys, it doesnt really matter to them. They just care about putting out a good product and supplying good service.
General Manager, Fight Network