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Flipps Media Launches FITE TV with Jim Ross as Spokesperson

Free mobile app delivers live and on demand fighting sports video on TV

San Mateo, CA (February 9, 2016) – Flipps Media, a popular mobile app for entertainment enthusiasts to easily discover and project digital content onto a TV using only a smartphone, launches a new product, FITE TV. FITE is a one-stop shop for viewing all sports within the fighting discipline globally including MMA, professional wrestling, boxing and traditional martial arts.

“The global popularity of fighting sports was a catalyst to our decision to developing this new product,“ said Kosta Jordanov, co-founder and CEO of Flipps Media. “Flipps has been downloaded by more than 15 million people and many of them gravitate towards our sports content. With over 300 million fighting sports fans and 150 million practitioners worldwide, FITE plans to leverage the global popularity of the sports by providing seamless TV access to all fighting related content.”

FITE is launching free and pay-per-view programming including live events, shows, movies and documentaries in collaboration with over 20 organizations such as: TNA Wrestling, Tuff-N-Uff MMA, Ring of Honor Wrestling, Legacy Fighting Championships, WWN Live, World Armwrestling Championships, USA Sumo and Xtreme Power TV.

“By leveraging the global popularity of combat sports, Flipps existing audience and their unique TV streaming technology, FITE is set to disrupt this space,” said Tim Draper, investor in Flipps Media. “As an early investor in Justin.TV to become Twitch, I’ve seen the power of niche video focus in establishing an exceptionally strong brand, attracting key partners and delivering an amazing value to viewers,” added the legendary investor Draper, inventor of viral marketing and an investor in numerous great companies including Skype, Hotmail, Tesla, Twitch, and Baidu.

FITE partnered with Jim Ross as the brand’s celebrity spokesperson, executive advisor and investor. Ross is widely known as the “Voice of WWE.” With over 40 years of experience in the professional wrestling, boxing and mixed martial arts world, the 2007 WWE Hall of Famer is one of the most prolific wrestling announcers and renowned wrestling executives at Mid-South Wrestling, Turner Broadcasting’s World Championship Wrestling and more recently for over 20 years at WWE. The two-time New York Times Bestselling Author also hosts a wildly popular weekly podcast, The Ross Report, with over 750,000 weekly listeners on Podcast One and is a main stay in the Twitter Universe with 1.4 million followers. As WWE’s EVP of Talent, Ross was instrumental in attracting and developing such world-renowned personalities as The Rock, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, John Cena, Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar.

“Getting involved with FITE is an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. It is the future of televised fighting sports,” said Jim Ross, executive advisor at FITE TV. “There is no easier way to stream wrestling, MMA and other fighting sports content including special commentaries on those sports by me.”

To learn more about FITE, go to www.fite.tv or to download the app, log on to Google Play or iTunes.

About FITE TV:

FITE TV is a product of Flipps Media and is a free mobile app that is a one-stop shop for viewing all sports within the fighting discipline globally including MMA, professional wrestling, boxing, and traditional martial arts. With only access to a smart TV and a smartphone, with the FITE app, viewers can watch live events, on-demand programming, interviews and fighting sports related movies and documentaries on the big TV screen. More information can be found at www.fite.tv.

About Flipps Media:

Flipps delivers on-demand entertainment to any nearby connected TV from your mobile device without any additional hardware. The company has offices in San Mateo, New York and Sofia, Bulgaria and is backed by Tim Draper, Earlybird Venture Capital, Aslanoba Capital and LAUNCHub. Flipps’ patented technology immediately works with over 350+ million connected TVs and is compatible with over 7,000 manufacturer models requiring no set up, no pairing devices, no cables, no dongles and no set top box. The Flipps mobile application is free and available on iTunes and Google Play. More information can be found at www.flipps.com.

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WWNLive.com Line-Up of Wrestling Programing Now Available on Revolutionary Flipps App

Schedule Starts with EVOLVE 53, Friday January 22nd

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New York City, NY (January 14, 2016) – WWNLive.com announced it has expanded their distribution universe of their live pay-per-view wrestling program in a deal with the Flipps app, which makes live television programming available on your smart TV without the need for additional software, plug-ins or wires.  Programming can be viewed on your smart phone/tablet or directly on your large screen smart television.  Flipps is a free download from the iTunes or Google Play store and works anywhere in the world that has WiFi connectivity.

Over the last year, Flipps has presented a line-up of live PPV programming in the wrestling and MMA categories that have included shows from TNA Wrestling, Ring of Honor Wrestling, Global Force Wrestling and the Kings Cup Muay Thai event from Thailand.

WWNLive.com is the home of some of the best wrestling in the world including EVOLVE, SHINE, FIP, ACW, Viva La Lucha and KayFabe Commentaries.  Flipps will be an alternative platform to view WWN Live programming.

“This is the next evolution for the EVOLVE Wrestling series and WWNLive.com.  We have been working tirelessly since we launched WWNLive.com in 2011 to continue to produce the very best wrestling possible.  Flipps’ unique technology will now let more fans around the world experience our programming line up first hand,” said Sal Hamaoui, CEO of WWNLive.com.

“We are thrilled to add such a stable of exciting wrestling programs such as WWN Live’s line-up to the Flipps app platform.  Flipps is by far the easiest way to watch sports events live on TV. We see great traction with fighting sports and entertainment events and are very excited to bring WWN Live’s programming to our audience.” said Kosta Jordanov, co-founder and CEO of Flipps Media.

The first WWN Live programming is scheduled to kick off with EVOLVE Wrestling on the Flipps app on Friday January 22nd at 9:00pm EST with the first of three shows featuring the EVOLVE Tag Team Title tournament.  Friday’s show will originate in Ybor City, FL (Tampa) with the Saturday January 23rd and Sunday January 24th events taking place in Orlando.  Each show is available on PPV at $19.99 but exclusively on Flipps you also have the option of viewing all three shows for just $39.99.  After purchase, each show will be available for 90 days on Video on Demand (VOD).

After the EVOLVE Tag Team Title Tournament, WWNLive.com next live program on Flipps will be it’s all women’s live event series called SHINE.  The SHINE event will take place on Friday January 29th at 9:00pm ET.  For more information on Flipps go to Flipps.com or download the app at the iTunes or Google Play stores.

About Flipps Media:
Flipps delivers on-demand entertainment to any nearby connected TV from your mobile device without any additional hardware. The company has offices in San Francisco, New York and Sofia, Bulgaria and is backed by Tim Draper, Earlybird Venture Capital, Hasan Aslanoba, and LAUNCHub. Flipps’ patented technology immediately works with over 250M connected TVs and is compatible with over 5,000 manufacturer models requiring no set up, no pairing of devices, no cables, no dongle and no set top box. The Flipps mobile application is free and available on the App Store and Google Play. More information can be found at www.flipps.com.

About WWN:
WWN was formed in 2001 with the intent of being at the forefront of online streaming. WWN is the parent company of the cutting edge www.WWNLive.com streaming platform and a myriad of esteemed independent wrestling promotions. EVOLVE is the premium brand featuring progressive, action-packed wrestling with today’s new stars. SHINE gives the best women wrestlers in the world a platform. Full Impact Pro (FIP) features the best upcoming talent from around the United States. American Combat Wrestling (ACW) is a hard-hitting old school territory promotion that runs multiple weekly events throughout Florida. Viva La Lucha supports the art of Lucha Libre. WWN is also focused on training the next generation of professional athletes with the new WWN Academy and WWN Seminar/Tryouts.

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Celebrate 2016 with TNA One Night Only on Flipps

Whoa! What an year it was! Adrenaline rush, spectacular wins, crushing losses, fantastic battles, surreal blasts, trophies and glory we’ll remember forever. But that’s not nearly all. We plan to double these moments and start 2016 with a bang as Flipps and Impact Wrestling present TNA One Night Only LIVE! on Friday, January 8th, 8pm ET/5pm PT. Say no more, get the Flipps app for your iOS or Android device and enjoy!

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TNA One Night Only LIVE!
3 Hours, $14.99 LIVE on Pay-Per-View
The full broadcast will be available on VOD for 30 days after 6pm ET/3pm PT on January 9th.

This January it’s the dawn of a new era, where anything can and will happen. For one night only, the stars of Impact wrestling discover what 2016 has in store. Kurt Angle, Matt and Jeff Hardy, EC3, The Wolves, the TNA Knockouts and more! Who will rise? Who will fall? And who will they never have seen coming?

Download the Flipps app on your iOS or Android device and find the event in the FITE TV tab to order. Once you hit play Flipps will automatically find any connected TV’s in your local Wi-Fi network and stream TNA One Night Only LIVE! on the big screen.

WHAT’S NEW ON DEMAND

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TNA Legends: Best of Steel Cage Matches
Release date: January 1st, 2016
1 Hour, $4.99 on Pay-Per-View, available for two months

Witness some of the most brutal matches to take place inside the six sides of steel, featuring the high-risk encounter from LOCKDOWN 2005 where TNA Originals AJ Styles and The Monster Abyss battled for glory, Christian Cage and Rhino’s brutal meeting during IMPACT in 2006 and Kurt Angle and Mr. Anderson in their epic clash at Lockdown 2010.

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Wrap up 2015 with the spectacular ROH’s FINAL BATTLE on Flipps

Can you feel it? Can you taste it? There’s intensity in the air and you just know you’re in for a real, raw spectacle. You got that right! Ring of Honor Wrestling and Flipps ally to challenge all your senses and cap off 2015 with the biggest show of the year, FINAL BATTLE. The show will air LIVE on Friday, December 18th, 9pm ET on pay-per-view. Download the Flipps app on your iOS and Android devices and get ready for show. It’s going to be HUGE!

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December 18th, 9PM ET / 6PM PT
3 Hours – $34.99 LIVE on Pay-Per-View
The full broadcast will be available on VOD for 30 days starting at 6pm ET / 3PM PT on December 19th

The heart and soul of ROH is in its Philadelphia roots. For the first time since 2004, FINAL BATTLE heads home! After a year of epic matches and incredible victories, AJ Styles gets a shot at the ROH World Championship against Jay Lethal. Others stars you will see are The Briscoes, The Young Bucks, The Addiction, Moose, Redragon, and many more. FINAL BATTLE marks the culmination of a year’s worth of rivalries and competition. There’s no telling who will show up and who will leave as a champion. It’s a must-see event for all professional wrestling fans!

Download the Flipps app on your iOS or Android device and find the show in the Fite TV tab to order. Flipps will automatically find any connected TVs or devices in your Wi-Fi network so you can choose where to stream. Watch every minute of the FINAL BATTLE in full HD on your phone, tablet or on a big screen TV.

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Elite Boxing brings the glorious King’s Cup Final on Flipps

Muay Thai fanatics all over the world, this one is for you! Flipps is more than thrilled to announce that we partnered with Elite Boxing to bring the most prestigious event in the Muay Thai calendar, King’s Cup Final, to your screens LIVE on pay-per-view! Held every year on December 5 in honor of H.M. The King of Thailand’s birthday, the King’s Cup is the climax of the season and you wouldn’t want to miss it. Get the Flipps app on your iOS or Android phones, stream the action to your TV, and feel the electric atmosphere as the creme of best athletes in the globe fight for victory.

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December 5th, 8pm (EST/ GMT-5)
3 Hours – $9.99 LIVE on Pay-Per-View
Pre-purchases begin November 30th

Divided into four, 4-man tournaments in the 70kg division, the 2015 EFN Champions League Series included two events in Bangkok and a double-header in Malaysia. The winner of each competition took home 150,000 baht in prize money and earned his place in the tournament. Changpuek Muaythai Academy (Thailand), Gabriel Mazzetti (Peru), Sean Sor. Sumalee (Canada), and Bow Suweilek (Malaysia) will be the contenders fighting in the 4-man King’s Cup Final at Sanam Luang. Skills, fitness and toughness will come to the test as only one can step out of the ring and be declared the winner.

I’m in but how does it work?

Open the Flipps app on your phone and find the King’s Cup Final in the Sports section to order. Once you hit play, Flipps will automatically find any connected TVs or devices in your wifi network so you can choose where to stream. Watch the mega event in full HD on your phone or on a big screen TV.

Let the best fighter win!

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December comes with double dose of adrenaline

With the winter season approaching we have one more reason to get excited for. Or should we say two? TNA Wrestling and Flipps will blast the beginning of December with TNA Legends: The Hardys, Team 3D, AMW and the TNA One Night Only: Mumbai live special. The two shows will charge your adrenaline batteries to the max and make you remember the stunning action for a long time.

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TNA Legends: The Hardys, Team 3D, AMW
1 Hour – $4.99 on Pay Per View, available all month

They are some of the greatest Tag Teams in TNA history. They have taken the titles to new heights and forged a legacy second to none. Featuring a steel cage match pitting America’s Most Wanted against Christopher Daniels and Elix Skipper, a world-class Tag team match where Team 3D battled Rick Steiner and Road Warrior Animal and Team 3D in action as they faced Matt & Jeff Hardy.

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TNA One Night Only: Mumbai
December 4th, 8pm ET
3 Hours – $14.99 LIVE Debut on Pay Per View, available all month

The stars of Impact Wrestling align for one epic night of adrenaline-fueled global nonstop professional wrestling action in Mumbai, India. Featuring Ethan carter III, Olympic gold medalist Kurt Аngle, Lashley, Drew Galloway, The Wolves, Eric Young, Bobby Roode, TNA Knockouts champion Gail Kim, Awesome Kong and Rebel, and the homecoming of India’s own Mahabali Shera.

Feel the thrill at the comfort of your couch by just downloading Flipps on your iOS or Android device. Go to the “Sports” section and choose the event you want to watch. Flipps will automatically find any connected TVs or devices in your Wi-Fi network and you can choose where to stream. These are shows you don’t want to miss. Enjoy!

*Update: The event One Night Only: Mumbai has to be postponed. The new date and time will soon be announced.

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The Action is on with TNA One Night Only and TNA Legends on Flipps

Need a quick breakdown of what to watch when it comes to professional wrestling? The answer is simple. Feast your eyes with two TNA shows – One Night Only: The TNA Classic and TNA Legends: Jersey Shore, Sports Celebs – now available on Flipps. Prepare to have your hearts and minds blown away by a double dose of adrenaline as some of the best world-class wrestling athletes make history.

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The TNA Classic debuts on Friday November 6th and is available throughout the month of November. At The TNA Classic sixteen stars enter the ring for a chance at glory including Austin Aries, Bobby Roode, Bram, Davey Richards, DJZ, Eric Young, The Great Sanada, Gunner, Kenny King, Khoya, Knux, Mr. Anderson, MVP, Robbie E, Rockstar Spud and Sonjay Dutt. Also, TNA Knockouts Rebel, Brooke and Taryn Terrel join forces to take on Madison Rayne, Angelina Love and Havok.

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Fans of professional wrestling exist everywhere, including the world of reality TV and professional spots. Watch TNA Legends: Jersey Shore, Sports Celebs and take a one-hour-look back at when the two worlds collided. Chicago Bears great Brian Urlacher and Johnny Fairplay from the TV Show “Survivor”, NFL stars Adam “Pacman” Jones and Frank Wycheck, plus J-Wow and Ronnie from Jersey Shore are all featured on this month’s TNA Legends!

Download the Flipps app on your iOS or Android device and find the two shows in the ‘Sports’ section to order. Once you hit play Flipps will automatically find any connected TV’s in your local Wi-Fi network and stream the action packed wrestling shows on the big screen.

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Catch clips of breaking news, original reporting and documentaries from CBS, CNET and more

If you love keeping up with all the latest stories from around the world, we have an exciting update for you! Flipps is thrilled to announce that we teamed up with CBS Interactive, the largest premium content network online, to bring you three new channels and feed your appetite for news and entertainment. Short-form content and clips from ‘CBS News’, ‘CNET’, and CBS’s ‘Smithsonian’ are now one tap away and ready to stream on your phone or big-screen-TV.

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‘CBS News’ is dedicated to providing the best in journalism under standards it pioneered at the dawn of radio and television and continues to set in today’s digital age. Users can watch clips from critically acclaimed programs providing original reporting, interviews, investigations, analysis and breaking news. (Find in NEWS)

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‘CNET’ tracks all the latest consumer technology breakthroughs and shows you what’s new, what matters, and how technology can enrich your life. Flipps techies can now enjoy clips of unbiased product reviews, latest tech news, and helpful tech tips. (Find in SCIENCE AND TECH)

Smithsonian

The programs of CBS’s ‘Smithsonian’ are largely inspired by the assets of the world’s largest museum complex. The channel features clips of award-winning original documentaries, series, and groundbreaking programs highlighting America’s historical, cultural and scientific heritage. (Find in ADVENTURE)

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TNA returns to Flipps with ‘Bound for Glory’ straight from Charlotte, NC

We can’t think of a better way to start October than an action-packed wrestling showdown. TNA Wrestling’s biggest night of the year, ‘Bound for Glory,’ will be streamed LIVE on Flipps Sunday, October 4th. Sweden . Download the Flipps app on your phone or tablet and get ready for this epic event where anything can happen.

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In the eleventh edition in the ‘Bound of Glory’ chronology, the stars of Impact Wrestling scheduled to appear include Jeff and Matt Hardy, Olympic Gold Medalist and TNA Hall of Famer Kurt Angle, TNA World Champion Ethan Carter III, Drew Galloway, TNA Tag Team Champions The Wolves, Bram, Bobby Lashley, Knockouts Champion Brooke, X-Division Champion and high-flying luchador Tigre Uno, Gail Kim, Rockstar Spud, the Dollhouse and many more. LIVE from Charlotte, NC, ‘Bound for Glory’ starts at 7:30 PM.

Here’s the lowdown on the main event:

Triple Threat for the TNA World Heavyweight Title
Matt Hardy vs. Drew Galloway vs. Ethan Carter III
Special Referee: Jeff Hardy

TNA King of the Mountain Title Match
Bobby Lashley vs. Bobby Roode

TNA Knockouts Title Match
Awesome Kong vs. Gail Kim

Ultimate X for the TNA X Division Title
Andrew Everett vs. Manik vs. DJ Zema Ion vs. Tigre Uno

TNA Tag Team Title Match
Brian Myers and Trevor Lee vs. The Wolves

Bound For Gold Gauntlet Match
Mr. Anderson, Abyss, Mahabli Shera, Tyrus, Robbie E, Jesse Godderz, Aiden O’Shea, Eli Drake, Chris Melendez

Great, but how does it work?

Open the Flipps app on your iOS or Android phone and find the TNA channel in the Trending section to order. Or open this blog post on a mobile device and click here. Once you hit play, Flipps will automatically find any connected TVs or devices in your wi-fi network so you can choose where to stream. Watch all the action in full HD on your phone, tablet, or on a big screen TV. What are you waiting for?

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Stream the season premieres of ‘The Affair’ and ‘Homeland’ on Flipps

Sometimes good news comes in twos. We are excited to announce that in collaboration with Showtime you can now watch the season two premiere of the hit drama series ‘The Affair’ one whole week before it airs on TV. To top it off, the premiere of the much anticipated fifth season of the Emmy® and Golden Globe®- winning ‘Homeland’ will be available on Flipps, Sunday, October 4th. That’s what we call an early October treat!

Season two of the provocative drama ‘The Affair’ will be told separately from four different perspectives, revealing four distinct truths. The long-term ramifications of the affair continue to shape the lives of Alison, Noah, Helen, and Cole. The story cracks wide open to reveal a complex web of intrigue and deceit more dangerous than anyone could have imagined. The second season is set to debut on Sunday, October 4th on Showtime, but we don’t want you to wait this long. You can stream it right now on on your TV by going to the Showtime channel on Flipps.

The Affair

‘Homeland’ season five will pick up two years after Carrie Mathison’s ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief. Struggling to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment with years of working on the front lines in the “war on terror,” Carrie finds herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, estranged from the CIA and working as the head of security for a German philanthropist.

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Stream ‘The Affair’ and ‘Homeland’ on your big-screen TV for free and watch these one-of-a-kind stories unfold.

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