Martial Arts


US gaming company agrees to rights deal with Asian promoter

Discovery-owned sports broadcaster Eurosport has renewed a rights agreement for the Karate Combat series ahead of the new season which commences tomorrow (Saturday)

Karate Combat, a two-year-old professional, full-contact karate league, has signed an international media rights agreement with global broadcaster beIN Sports covering 37 markets including the United States

New Zealand telco Spark launched its OTT sports platform on Thursday, with the company beginning its coverage with two newly-acquired properties focused on martial arts and action sports

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.

Polish MMA promotion KSW is entering the 15th year of its partnership with commercial and pay-television broadcaster Polsat – a key reason for its enduring popularity in the country. Martin Lewandowski speaks to TV Sports Markets about the promotion's past, present and future, and how it can remain number one despite the increasing presence of the UFC in Poland.

The International Judo Federation has launched a new mobile application to offer fans access to a variety of video content.

International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports Network has acquired rights in Belgium, Luxembourg and the United States to the 2017 and 2018 editions of the World Judo Championships.

International digital-terrestrial television and pay-television broadcaster CNN has agreed a rights deal with the International Judo Federation.

Pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports has acquired rights in Italy to the 2017 World Judo Championships.

French digital-terrestrial television channel L’Équipe has agreed a rights deal for International Judo Federation events through to the 2020 summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The International Judo Federation has agreed a four-year extension to its partnership with Japanese agency Hakuhodo DY Media Partners.

Media company CSI Sports has reached a multi-year carriage agreement with Caribbean telecommunications company Digicel to launch its pay-television channel Fight Sports in the region.

The Fight Channel Group has agreed a carriage deal for its Fight Channel and Fight Channel World HD pay-television channels with Macedonian cable television operator Blizoo.

French digital-terrestrial television channel L’Équipe 21 has acquired rights for the 2016 European Judo Championships.

Media company CSI Sports, the owner of pay-television channel Fight Sports, has agreed a carriage deal with French pay-television operator Bouygues Telecom.

Croatian IPTV platform Iskon has agreed a deal to carry Fight Channel, the European pay-television channel dedicated to martial arts and combat sports.

The International Judo Federation has reported a major growth in media coverage for its 2015 World Championships.