Mixed Martial Arts
DAZN, the live and on-demand streaming service owned by digital sports media specialist Perform, has bolstered its combat sports content by agreeing a multi-year rights deal with US mixed martial arts promotion Bellator.
Combate Americas, the mixed martial arts sports and multimedia entertainment company targeting Hispanics, has appointed media industry veteran Jacqueline Hernandez as its president.
The MP & Silva agency has agreed a media and commercial rights partnership with Way of the Dragon Sports Company, official partner of the Chinese Taipei Mixed Martial Arts Association.
ESPN has confirmed that it has struck a deal to acquire exclusive rights to all UFC mixed martial arts programming in the US from 2019, dislodging the Fox network as a rights-holder and building on an initial agreement announced earlier this month.
One Championship chairman and chief executive, Chatri Sityodtong, has said the Asian mixed martial arts promotion is targeting partnerships with telcos across the world following the launch of its new live streaming app.
Mixed martial arts promotion the Ultimate Fighting Championship has today (Tuesday) signed a “groundbreaking” US rights deal with ESPN that will focus on the sports broadcaster’s new subscription streaming service ESPN+.
The One Championship mixed martial arts series has agreed a deal with Singapore-based telco Singtel that will allow fans to access content on their mobile devices.
Sports broadcasters ESPN and Fox Sports have submitted a joint bid for the US rights to mixed martial arts promotion the Ultimate Fighting Championship, according to multiple reports.
The One Championship mixed martial arts series has signed a rights partnership with Japanese internet television station AbemaTV.
Mixed martial arts promotion Combate Americas has signed a multi-year rights deal with US pay-television broadcaster Univision Deportes.
Asian mixed martial arts promotion the One Championship has agreed a rights deal with China’s Great Sports Media.
E-commerce and media company Amazon has furthered its reach in the sports market by agreeing a partnership with mixed martial arts promotion the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports Asia has acquired rights for the Super Fight League mixed martial arts series.
The Professional Fighters League mixed martial arts promotion has agreed rights deals with the NBC Sports Group division of US media company NBCUniversal and social media platform Facebook.
Polish commercial and pay-television broadcaster Polsat has signed a three-year deal for exclusive rights to mixed martial arts promotion the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
The Asia-focused One Championship mixed martial arts series has agreed a rights deal with Indonesian free-to-air broadcaster SCTV.
The One Championship mixed martial arts series has agreed a streaming deal with social media platform Twitter.
Indian pay-television broadcaster DSport has acquired rights to the Bellator mixed martial arts series.
International combat sports channel Fight Network has acquired rights in Italy for the Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts series.
Viacom International Media Networks has acquired rights across multiple markets in Asia to the Bellator mixed martial arts promotion.
Youth orientated television channel MTV has made its first major move into the Indian sports media market by acquiring exclusive broadcast and digital rights to mixed martial arts promotion Super Fight League.
UK commercial broadcaster ITV has agreed a rights deal with the BAMMA mixed martial arts fight series.
The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation hopes to boost its reach across continental markets after launching a process to secure broadcast and sponsorship partners for the 2018-19 period.
The television service operated by German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom has moved into combat sports coverage through a partnership with 7Sports, the sports business division of media group ProSiebenSat.1.
Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White has admitted that the mixed martial arts promotion’s next rights deal could focus more on an agreement with a digital platform rather than a television broadcaster.
African mixed martial arts promotion the Extreme Fighting Championship has appointed television content group Inverleigh as its exclusive worldwide rights distribution partner.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to take its US broadcast rights to the open market after an exclusive negotiating period expired with current partner, pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports.
Showtime Sports executive vice-president and general manager, Stephen Espinoza, has said the pay-television broadcaster is interested in acquiring US rights to the Ultimate Fighting Championship once the mixed martial arts promotion’s current deal with pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports expires.