Triller TV

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Triller TV
Broadcast areaWorldwide
HeadquartersSofia, Bulgaria[1][2]
Uniondale, New York, U.S.[1]
Programming
Language(s)English
Ownership
OwnerFlipps Media, Inc.[3]
ParentTriller, Inc
History
LaunchedFebruary 9, 2016 (2016-02-09)[4]
Former namesFITE
Links
Websitewww.triller.tv

Triller TV (stylized as TrillerTV and marketed as TrillerTV powered by FITE) is a Bulgarian-based[2] American digital video streaming service, formerly known as FITE.

Owned by Flipps Media, Inc. and operated by its parent company Triller, Inc, TrillerTV is dedicated to combat sports-related programming (including boxing, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, professional wrestling, and submission grappling). The service distributes free-to-air content, pay-per-view events, and SVOD packages.[1] As of December 2023, the service has over 8 million registered users worldwide.[5]

Notable wrestling content available on TrillerTV has included NWA All Access from the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA),[6][7] AEW Plus from All Elite Wrestling (AEW),[8] and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA)'s own streaming service TNA+ (then known as Impact Plus), among other subscription packages.[9]

History

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As FITE

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FITE Logo

Founded in 2012, Flipps Media and their namesake app focused on online streaming content, including entertainment and sporting events.[2] On January 4, 2015, Flipps streamed Global Force Wrestling's presentation of New Japan Pro-Wrestling's Wrestle Kingdom 9 event.[10]

On February 9, 2016, Flipps Media launched FITE (also marketed as FITE TV[11]), a dedicated combat sports-oriented streaming platform.[4]

In April 2019, FITE officially provided international streaming for the professional wrestling company All Elite Wrestling (AEW), including its weekly televised shows and pay-per-view events.[citation needed] By September of that year, AEW announced a new subscription package on FITE called "AEW Plus" for viewers outside the U.S. that allows them access to AEW's library for $5USD a month.[8]

In April 2020, a new monthly subscription option called FITE+ was launched, including access to live pay-per-view events and back catalogues of various combat sports promotions.[12]

In October 2020, FITE began adding coverage of soccer events, acquiring rights to CONMEBOL qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.[13][14]

On April 14, 2021, Triller, Inc acquired the service for an undisclosed amount, ahead of the first Triller Fight Club event, featuring the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren boxing match.[15]

In 2021, FITE began streaming professional grappling events after Third Coast Grappling moved to the platform from FloGrappling.[16] In January 2023, it was announced that the North American-based professional grappling promotion Fight 2 Win was leaving FloGrappling and had signed an exclusive two-year deal with FITE.[17]

In 2022, FITE aired the pandemic-delayed 2021 Rugby League World Cup tournaments in several territories including Germany, Italy, Spain and the Americas, with most men's tournament matches available on a pay-per-view basis and all other games airing on FITE+.[18][19]

In February 2023, FITE announced that all Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) events would be included with FITE+.[20] Previous BKFC events had been offered as standalone pay-per-view events on the service. A majority stake in the promotion was acquired by Triller the previous year.[21]

On May 2, 2023, FITE announced a new partnership with Major League Wrestling (MLW) to air live events through FITE+, with its first event being MLW Never Say Never on July 8 of that year.[22]

On June 30, 2023, Colosseum Tournament was relaunched on FITE after a four-year hiatus.[23]

As TrillerTV

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In December 2023, FITE was rebranded as Triller TV (stylized as TrillerTV and marketed as TrillerTV powered by FITE) to closer align the service with its parent company.[5][24]

See also

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References

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  1. ^ a b c About FITE Digital Combat Sports Network - FITE
  2. ^ a b c Penkova, Sirma (May 13, 2021). "US-based TrillerNet acquires Bulgarian streaming platform Fite". Kapital Insights. Retrieved December 22, 2023.
  3. ^ "▷ Terms and Conditions". FITE. Retrieved 2022-11-28.
  4. ^ a b "Flipps Media Launches FITE with Jim Ross as Spokesperson" (Press release). February 9, 2016. Retrieved January 13, 2023.
  5. ^ a b "Sports Streaming Leader FITE Renamed TrillerTV". TrillerTV. December 11, 2023. Retrieved December 13, 2023.
  6. ^ We're Back — NWA
  7. ^ NWA Powerrr Returning Soon, More On The NWA Relaunch On FITE
  8. ^ a b Rose, Bryan (September 25, 2019). "Fite TV Announces AEW Plus for International TV Viewers". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  9. ^ "Impact Plus Subscription Now Available on Fite TV Streaming Platform". Business Insider. August 30, 2019. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  10. ^ "Global Force Wrestling, Jeff Jarrett present New Japan Pro Wrestling's 'Wrestle Kingdom 9' available via Flipps app". The Miami Herald. November 24, 2014. Archived from the original on July 5, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  11. ^ "Flipps Media Launches FITE TV with Jim Ross as Spokesperson" (Press release). February 9, 2016. Retrieved January 13, 2023.
  12. ^ "FITE Announces Launch of FITE+ Subscription Service". April 8, 2020. Retrieved January 13, 2023.
  13. ^ CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers available on Fanatiz, FITE and pay-per-view in new U.S. deal
  14. ^ "Fite Announces Global Expansion with VIDAA". Fite. Retrieved 2020-07-18.
  15. ^ "Triller owner gets a new CEO with acquisition of Amplify.AI; also acquires live streaming service FITE TV". TechCrunch. 14 April 2021. Retrieved 2021-04-14.
  16. ^ "Third Coast Grappling Leaves FloGrappling for FITE TV". 31 January 2021.
  17. ^ "Fight 2 Win Leaves FloGrappling, Signs Two-Year Deal with FITE TV". 6 January 2023.
  18. ^ "FITE to Deliver Rugby League World Cup to Largest Global Audience" (Press release). FITE TV. 5 October 2022. Retrieved 26 October 2022.
  19. ^ "FITE to air upcoming Rugby League World Cup". Associated Press. 4 October 2022. Retrieved 26 October 2022.
  20. ^ Michael Shalik (20 February 2023). "BKFC Live Events Headed to FITE+ Subscription Service". Mma News | Ufc News, Results & Interviews.
  21. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (February 23, 2022). "Triller acquires 'majority stake' in Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship". mmafighting.com.
  22. ^ "MLW Never Say Never To Air Live On FITE TV On July 8". Fightful. May 2, 2023. Retrieved May 23, 2023.
  23. ^ "Colosseum Tournament 39". fite.tv. Retrieved June 29, 2023.
  24. ^ "FITE TV to rebrand as TrillerTV". World Boxing News. December 11, 2023. Retrieved January 12, 2023.
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