Mixed Martial Arts

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.

USA

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.

USA

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.

Cage Warriors, the mixed martial arts event promoter, has secured a deal with UK free-to-air digital channel FreeSports.

USA

The Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts organisation has signed a digital partnership with combat sports network Fite TV, through which it will stream pay-per-view events in the United States.

Pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports Australia has renewed its long-running media-rights agreement with the Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts series.

Singaporean media company Mediacorp has struck a rights deal with the One Championship mixed martial arts series.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has earned an increase of about 38 per cent for rights to its second-tier Fight Night events in Australia, but has had to remove incumbent Fox Sports’ exclusivity in o…