TrillerNet, the global AI platform for creators and content and parent of Triller Fight Club, has celebrated the news that Judge R. Gary Klausner has granted Triller Fight Club’s motion for default judgement against Matthew P. Space and Eclipt Gaming.
Triller Fight Club filed lawsuits in US District Court for the Central District of California and elsewhere against various individuals and entities accused of stealing the signal for the April 17 Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren pay-per-view and profiting therefrom.
“We are pleased to have the Court stand with Fight Club and, more importantly, send a shot over the bow of anyone who seeks to infringe on the lawful rights of artists and the platforms that support them,” said Mahi de Silva, TrillerNet’s Chief Executive Officer.
This past weekend, Fight Club recently celebrated its first anniversary with the ground-breaking introduction of Triad Combat, a revolutionary event featuring boxers vs. MMA fighters and paired with the globally recognized heavy metal supergroup, Mettalica. Triller Fight Club launched on November 28, 2020, which shook up the sports and entertainment world as Boxing Legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones, Jr. battled in Los Angeles, CA, on a Pay-Per-View broadcast that garnered 1,600,000 PPV buys.
“These bad actors caused significant damage not just to Fight Club but content creators overall. Our events are our product. We invest substantial sums of money into these events just as a car company would or a computer company would. If someone broke into a Tesla dealer and stole 10 cars it wouldn’t even be a question, the law would punish them. Our losses from these bad actors pirating and profiting off of our events are even greater than those examples. We are pleased with the outcome and hopeful it will set a precedent for us and all content creators going forward that stealing is not going to be tolerated,” said Ryan Kavanaugh, TrillerNet’s co-founder.
Triller Fight Club has sold over 3,000,000 Pay-Per-Views in the past year, making it one of the top-selling combat sports/entertainment platforms. The widely acclaimed monthly Trillerverz series, including world-class professional boxing and great VERZUZ battles, has consistently been at the top of the most-watched broadcasts averaging over 5,000,000 views. The Trillerverz events have been the most-engaged sporting events of the year, exceeding even the UFC’s viewership on each of its events.
In addition to Verzuz and Triller Fight Club, TrillerNet, also owns global sports and entertainment streamer FITE and leading AI-powered customer engagement platform Amplify.ai. The company also operates TrillerTV, a long-form content streaming platform with more than 65 original shows.