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O2 Sport pounces for Fighting Spirit content ahead of launch

O2 Sport, the yet-to-be-launched subscription sports channel operated by telecommunications company O2 in the Czech Republic, has struck a rights deal with combat sports agency Fighting Spirit.

The length of the deal, which will begin on August 15 when the channel is launched, was not disclosed.

O2 Sport will show live coverage and support programming of Fighting Spirit properties from sports such as boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts.

O2 Sport will also show kickboxing magazine programme Fighting Rookies and the Fighting Spirit MMA show.

O2 Sport has already acquired rights for football’s Uefa Champions League, motorsport’s World Rally Championship, volleyball’s European Championships for men and women, and the ATP World Tour and WTA men’s and women’s tennis tours ahead of the launch in August.

O2 Sport will be available via the digital O2 TV service as well as via mobile O2TV Go. O2 TV is currently available in about 190,000 households in the country.