Martial Arts

UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport has agreed a deal to broadcast this year’s International Judo Federation’s Judo World Championships national team event.

Media company CSI Sports, the owner of Fight Sports, has struck carriage deals for the pay-television channel in Finland, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

The World Taekwondo Federation has entered into a broadcast and technical partnership with South Korean 24-hour sports channel SBS Sports.

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 IEC in Sports agency has agreed a deal to market the media rights to the 2015 Asian Judo Championships.

Pay-television channel Fightbox HD has launched an online pay-per-view platform.

USA

Boxing promoter and former multiple world champion Oscar De La Hoya will launch an eponymous Spanish-language sports and lifestyle cable television channel.

The World Karate Federation has unveiled the details of the broadcast reach for the finals of its World Senior Karate Championships, the highest level of competition for the sport.

The Kombat Sport pay-television channel has agreed a deal to broadcast the Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts series in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg and sub-Saharan Africa in 2015 and 2016.

The Fight Sports pay-television channel will launch in Spain after media company CSI Sports, the owner of the channel, agreed a multi-year carriage deal with pay-television operator Ono.

USA

North American media company Anthem Media has agreed a deal with Cablevision for the media and telecommunications company to carry its Fight Network and FNTSY Sports Network.

UK specialist boxing pay-television channel BoxNation has expanded its service offering after it acquired exclusive rights to the Enfusion Live: Edition 19 world championship kickboxing event.

French digital-terrestrial-television channel L’Equipe 21 has acquired live broadcast rights to the 2014 European Judo Championships.

Media rights clips from March 13 to March 26

Spanish agency Simply Sport has announced a three-year media distribution agreement with the World Karate Federation.

The Spring Media agency has struck a deal with the World Taekwondo Federation to distribute media rights for the global governing body’s events.

Media rights clips from December 19 to January 15