Mixed Martial Arts
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.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has completed the first of its US non-pay-per-view deals from 2019, selling exclusive rights to a package of 15 events to media group Disney
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+.
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.
UK mixed martial arts promotion Cage Warriors is aiming to become a pan-European operation by the end of 2019, as it looks to diversify its income in the face of uncertainty over the future of its most important rights deal.
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.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s new deal in Poland is aimed at elevating its brand in the country, which has long been dominated by local promotion KSW.
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.