CHICAGO, Ill. (February 1, 2012) —Bellator Fighting Championships today announces that it has extended its programming partnership with Score Media Inc. (TSX: SCR) through its upcoming sixth season, starting on March 9, it’s Summer Season as well as its seventh later in the year. The extension gives Canadian mixed martial arts fans access to another year of Bellator fights across theScore’s multiplatform assets including theScore Television Network, theScore.com and its industry-leading application, ScoreMobile.
“The Score is Bellator’s longest running TV partner worldwide, having broadcast each of our first five seasons,” said Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney. “As the place where Canadian fans go for MMA programming, news and information, theScore is the perfect partner to help us connect with our fans in a place where MMA and Bellator have thrived.”
“We are extremely pleased to announce the continuation of our partnership with Bellator,” says Benjie Levy, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Score Media Inc. “Bellator has developed a reputation for being one of the world’s elite MMA promotions and its programming is a perfect fit for our young audience.”
Season 6 kicks off on Friday, March 9th headlined by the Bellator World Featherweight title fight between Joe Warren and Pat Curran. In addition, Bellator is planning multiple Canadian event dates in 2012. The televised portion of each week’s events kick off at 8 p.m. ET LIVE on MTV2 in the U.S. and on thescore.com in Canada simultaneously, followed by repeat airings on theScore Television Network on Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET, Sundays at 8 p.m. ET and Wednesdays at 4 p.m. ET.