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One Championship strikes TV Tokyo deal

Asian MMA promotion ONE Championship has signed a multi-year media-rights deal with Japanese free-to-air broadcaster TV Tokyo.

The agreement is exclusive and covers all ONE Championship content. TV Tokyo will promote ONE Championship across its linear and digital platforms, including national channel BS TV Tokyo.

Chatri Sityodtong, chairman and chief executive of ONE Championship, said: “With Japan having a rich history of martial arts spanning many disciplines such as judo, karate, kendo, sumo, aikido, and more, ONE Championship is proud to be working with TV Tokyo to take martial arts to new heights.

“Together with TV Tokyo, ONE Championship will showcase the highest calibre of martial arts to Japanese audiences, exemplifying the bushido spirit by celebrating the values of honor, respect and humility.”