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Boxing fans gear up for a great summer of action with new BoxNation app

BoxNation, Britain’s first and only dedicated boxing channel, has announced the launch of its new streaming app which will allow boxing fans to watch exclusive fights live and on demand from their smartphone and tablet.
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Subscribers to the app, which was designed and built by SimpleStream, can now stream all BoxNation fights live and on demand to their Apple and Android phones and tablets, along with exclusive access to interviews and a premium back catalogue of fights from the last 3 months.  They are also able to set reminders so that they never miss a fight again.


Since soft launching on Apple and Android at the beginning of May the apps have generated a number of positive user reviews:


“It’s a winner…..watched the fight on my iPhone, great quality on the video…”


“Fantastic….a must have for any boxing fan…”


“Great….brilliant app, good clear quality and plays in full screen on my iPad…”


The BoxNation apps use SimpleStream’s proprietary CatchupTV technology. Fans therefore benefit from being able to re-watch recently aired fights with minimal delay. Videos are delivered using multi bitrate streaming, optimised for mobile and tablet screen sizes. The apps are fully airplay compliant and can be used to watch BoxNation from anywhere in the UK and Ireland using 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi.


BoxNation General Manager Jim McMunn said: “This new app is an exciting new development for BoxNation and will bring boxing to a new level. Boxing fans will now have a range of fights, both live and fights they might have missed, at their fingertips and available to watch whenever they like.”


Dan Finch, Director of SimpleStream said: “SimpleStream is extremely pleased to be working with BoxNation to bring boxing to a wider audience who can now not only watch live fights, but can also access a huge video library not available on any of the other platforms.”


Boxing fans can now purchase the app and take advantage of the channel’s action-packed summer of live and exclusive fights including the Golden Boy Promotions triple header live from Texas on Saturday 27 July, headlined by knock out kings Andre Berto vs Jesus Soto Karass in the Vacant NABF Welterweight Championship. Also featuring Diego Gabriel Chaves vs Keith Thurman in the Interim WBA World Welterweight Championship and Omar Figueroa vs Nihoto Arakawain the Interim WBC World Lightweight Championship.


Other highlights include Nathan Cleverly’s toughest test to date as world champion when he lines up the unbeaten Russian Sergey Kovalev on 17 August in the WBO Light-Heavyweight Championship and 14 September is set to be the biggest night of boxing this year when Floyd Maywether Jnr faces Saul Alvaerz in the WBC and WBA Super World Light-Middleweight Championships and Danny Garcia defends his WBC and WBA Super World Light-Welterweight titles against the Argentine knock out machine Lucas Martin Matthysse. The big night on BoxNation kicks off with a top Sauerland event live from Germany where ‘Captain’ Marco Huck will face Firat Arslan in the WBO World Cruiserweight title rematch.

The BoxNation app is available for £9.99 per month, ready to download from the Google Play store for Android users and the Apple Store for iPhone/iPad.




About BoxNation

BoxNation, the Channel of Champions and proud partner of Rainham Steel, is the UK’s first dedicated subscription boxing channel. For £10* a month and no minimum term customers can enjoy great value live and exclusive fights, classic fight footage, magazine shows and interviews with current and former fighters. Previous highlights have included Mayweather v Cotto; Mayweather v Guerrero; Haye v Chisora; Khan v Diaz and Freddie Flintoff's live boxing debut.

The channel is available on Sky (ch 437), Virgin (ch 546), online at Livesport.tv and via iPhone or iPad and now Android

BoxNation is also available to commercial premises (inc. pubs, clubs and casino’s) in the UK and Ireland, for more information on a commercial subscription please call 0844 842 7700

For more information visit www.boxnation.com

*Plus £10 one off registration fee for Sky TV and new Livesport.tv customers.

For all media enquiries regarding BoxNation please contact:

Karen Monks or Claire Grew @ Bird Consultancy

km@birdconsultancy.co.uk / 07712 40009 or cg@birdconsultancy.co.uk / 0161 839 4846


About SimpleStream

SimpleStream, founded in 2010, has grown to become a leading provider of multi-platform live streaming and catch-up TV services to broadcast and media companies.  Its cloud-based CatchupTV, Media Manager and TVPlayer products simplify over the top (OTT) video operations and work-flows. Offering a cost-effective Saas pricing model, SimpleStream’s services are optimised for sports, music, news, entertainment and teleshopping broadcasters. With its European headquarters in London, SimpleStream’s services are available worldwide from a network of re-sellers, Please go to www.simplestream.com for further information.

For all media enquiries regarding SimpleStream please contact:

Marie Ellis, Marketing Manager, SimpleStream

marie.ellis@simplestream.com / 0207 292 4928


Editorial Contact:
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0207 292 4928