Karate Combat and ABS-CBN have agreed a deal that makes the Quezon City-based media giant the first Asian distribution partner of the new global, professional martial arts league.
Karate Combat is a professional martial arts league reinvigorating karate ahead of its debut at the Olympics in 2020. ABS-CBN is one of the oldest broadcasters in all of Asia and the largest in the Philippines. The company’s ABS-CBN Sports + Action channel is showing the initial three fight events Karate Combat has produced as multi-part broadcasts, and will show future events as well.
“Combat sports are incredibly popular in the Philippines,” said Michael DePietro, CEO of Karate Combat. “We’re proud to be reaching this huge, devoted audience via ABS- CBN.”