UFC inks three-year TV deal with BT Sport

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that they have just signed a broadcast agreement with BT for its UK and Ireland television rights. Originally produced UFC programming will be shown on the new BT Sport channels, which are due to be launched very soon.

Spike TV brings back Kimbo Slice to counter-program “The Ultimate Fighter Live” debut on FX

It’s no coincidence TUF 10 veteran Kimbo Slice will host the premiere of Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter Fridays” on March 9 at the very same time the UFC debuts with “The Ultimate Fighter Live” on FX.

Shine International and Tiger Gate to launch Strikeforce on KIX action channel in Asia

Broadcaster Acquires Rights for Mixed Martial Arts Programming in Eight Territories LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2010 – Shine International today announced it has sold Pan-Asian rights for STRIKEFORCE®, one of the world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promotions, to Tiger Gate Entertainment. The Lionsgate and Saban Capital-owned broadcaster will launch the show via its KIX … Read more

Bellator Fighting Championships expands TV distribution alliance to include mun2

New broadcast partner re-affirms Bellator’s commitment to Latino MMA fans CHICAGO, Ill. (April 12, 2010) – Bellator Fighting Championships announced today that it has expanded its groundbreaking TV distribution alliance to include mun2 (moon-dos), an NBC-owned cable TV network aimed at young Latinos. Beginning on April 17th, mun2 will broadcast a series of action-packed, hour-long … Read more

Bellator Fighting Championships aligns with Engine Entertainment to distribute Bellator programming internationally

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – March 25, 2010 – The international production and distribution company Engine Entertainment has completed an agreement with Bellator Fighting Championships to handle the exclusive worldwide distribution (excluding US and Canada) for this first-of-its-kind mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion. With its unique tournament format, Bellator allows fighters to control their own destiny … Read more

Strikeforce goes global

Shine International Closes Deals across Europe, Australia and Latin America LOS ANGELES, February 2, 2010 – Shine International has expanded the STRIKEFORCE brand internationally, selling more than 70 hours of STRIKEFORCE’s mixed martial arts (MMA) programming in six markets across Europe, Australia and Latin America. Virgin Media Television’s Bravo in the UK, Turner in Latin … Read more

VERSUS stays in the cage – network signs multi-year extension with WEC and adds two UFC events to 2010 lineup

NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 16, 2009)-VERSUS, the cable television home of World Extreme Cagefighting® (WEC®), today announced a multi-year extension with Zuffa LLC., the owners of both the WEC and UFC®.  As part of VERSUS’ renewal deal, the network will air seven live WEC fights and two live UFC events in 2010, marking the first time that live UFC events will air on a national sports cable network.

“Since 2007 fight fans have come to VERSUS for some of the best mixed martial arts action available on television.  WEC on VERSUS has been a tremendous catalyst for network growth and solidified our position as a top destination in the MMA category,” said Marc Fein, Executive Vice President of Programming, Production and Business Operations for VERSUS.  “Continuing our thriving partnership with Zuffa and the addition of two UFC fights to our lineup will, without a doubt, propel VERSUS to the next level in live MMA offerings.”

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iBN Sports and ProMMA.info provide viewers complete mixed martial arts coverage

New deal combines the robust production and broadcast capabilities of iBN Sports with the comprehensive news content of ProMMA.info

Foothill Ranch, Calif. – Oct. 27, 2009 – Internet sports television broadcaster iBN Sports has announced a strategic partnership with Mixed Martial Arts news site ProMMA.info. By joining forces the two sites are able to share with each other the best they have to offer.

ProMMA.info can now take advantage of the broadcast and production capabilities of the iBN Sports television network and iBN benefits from the vast news coverage, radio, blogs, and market penetration that make ProMMA.info a hub of the online MMA world.

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