Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

Pay-television broadcaster Abu Dhabi Media has agreed a carriage deal with subscription video-on-demand service StarzPlay to further widen coverage of the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the Middle East…

Mixed martial arts promotion UFC has agreed a “multi-year” extension of its global content agreement with social-media platform Snapchat.

Ultimate Fighting Championship has launched its direct-to-consumer OTT service UFC Fight Pass in Japan. The service offers an interface and event commentary in Japanese, and localised content

Mixed martial arts promotion the Ultimate Fighting Championship has agreed a fresh content agreement with social media platform Facebook designed to showcase its pay-per-view broadcasts

Pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks India has extended an exclusive rights deal for coverage of the Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts series

Abu Dhabi Media will exploit its exclusive Ultimate Fighting Championship media rights via a new OTT platform dedicated specifically to broadcasting fights across 21 territories in the Middle East and…

Multi-territory sports broadcaster Setanta Sports will launch in Ukraine on August 1, having picked up a host of sports rights in the country
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Endeavor Group Holdings, the parent company of the IMG agency and mixed martial arts promotion the UFC, has filed for an initial public offering in a move that had long been mooted by the sports industry

Mixed martial arts promotion the Ultimate Fighting Championship has agreed a partnership with Chinese social media platform Weibo

The expected collapse of Eleven Sports’ UK business has pushed IMG back to square one in its bid to stir up competition in the country and ruined the best-laid plans of multiple mixed martial arts promotions.

African pay-television broadcaster SuperSport completed a complex negotiation with the Ultimate Fighting Championship last week, signing off on a new five-year contract. The deal is worth $1.2m (€1.1

DAZN has acquired exclusive Ultimate Fighting Championship rights in Germany and Austria, more than doubling the previous value of the rights. OTT service DAZN will pay just under $2m (€1.7

Eleven Sports has acquired exclusive rights to the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the UK and Ireland for the next three years, paying a lower minimum guarantee than its predecessor BT

Pay-television broadcaster Abu Dhabi Media has acquired exclusive Ultimate Fighting Championship media rights in the Middle East and North Africa, with the state-run group to launch a localised OTT service…

The UFC and Russian company Media Telecom have announced the launch of UFC TV, a dedicated channel in Russia and CIS. The channel will be available via state-owned telco Rostelecom

Mixed martial arts promotion the Ultimate Fighting Championship has signed its latest content partnership in China through a deal with content discovery platform Toutiao

UFC has deepened its partnership with ESPN with a deal which places its pay-per-view events exclusively on OTT streaming service ESPN+ in the United States until 2025.

The ESPN+ streaming service gained 568,000 new subscribers on Friday and Saturday combined – and over 525,000 on Saturday alone – directly from the onset of ESPN's new UFC rights deal.

Media Telecom, a joint venture between Russian telco Rostelecom and National Media Group, has agreed a rights deal with mixed martial arts promotion the Ultimate Fighting Championship

UFC Fight Pass, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s digital subscription service, will double its live event schedule in 2019 through a host of new content deals.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has triggered an exit clause in its contract with Eleven Sports in the UK and will return to BT Sport from 2019, SportBusiness Media understands.

Pay-television broadcasters TSN and RDS have agreed a new multi-year extension of its media-rights deal with the UFC

Japanese pay-television operator Wowow has reclaimed rights to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, seemingly replacing DAZN as the promotion’s broadcast partner in Japan.

Conor McGregor's return to UFC this weekend is projected to spur a major revival of the company's fortunes.

Eleven Sports has acquired rights to the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the UK and Ireland from 2019.

Digital media company DAZN Group has acquired rights in Germany and Austria to mixed martial arts promotion the Ultimate Fighting Championship

UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport is set to lose its rights to North American basketball league the NBA and mixed martial arts promotion the Ultimate Fighting Championship