Spike TV to Launch MMA Newsmagazine

‘MMA Junkie Live' to debut in January

Spike TV announced
Wednesday that it will launch its first ever MMA newsmagazine, MMA Junkie Live, in January.

The newsmagazine
is a partnership with the popular MMA website MMAjunkie.com
-- part of the USA Today Sports Media Group. The half-hour show will feature MMA experts and writers
discussing the latest news in the sport, and will include interviews with top
fighters, in-depth features, match highlights, and social media interaction via
Twitter, Facebook and other outlets.

"The goal of the
series will be to create the must-see destination for MMA fans who crave news,
discussion, information, and expert opinion about the sport they love in a
unique and entertaining way," said Jon Slusser, senior VP, sports and
multi-platform programming for Spike. "Building on our multi-platform success,
this show will be an experience that takes advantage of social and mobile
platforms to engage viewers in real time and make them a part of the live

MMA Junkie Live will
be broadcast from MTV Studios in New
York. Spike TV plans to announce hosts in the
next few weeks.