Professional Fighters League signs new broadcasting deals
April 22, 2021
The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the MMA league, has announced expanded global broadcast coverage for its 2021 season, which will feature an immersive experience for fans around the world.
To showcase the first MMA league to present the sport in a true season format, PFL has added two new premium media networks in key territories, including BILD, Germany’s biggest media brand and daily newspaper, and RMC Sport in France and Belgium. The networks will carry each PFL event across the Regular Season, Playoff and Championship, and viewers in those countries – as well as MMA fans around the world – will be able to enjoy the unmatched broadcast and streaming production.
As part of the agreement, BILD and RMC Sport will be the exclusive providers in Germany and France respectively, for all PFL programming and content for all platforms including television, digital and mobile domestically.
“Our distribution partnerships with BILD in Germany and RMC in France represent the growing demand around the world for the PFL’s 2021 season live events and content,” said Peter Murray, CEO of the Professional Fighters League (PFL). “Come this Friday April 23, MMA fans in Europe and throughout 160 countries will experience MMA 2.0, as the PFL is the future of the sport with star athletes, a win and advance season format and our new SmartCage experience.”
“We are thrilled to partner with such an innovative company like the Professional Fighters League,” said Matthias Brügelmann, editor in chief sports of BILD. “Starting this year, we want to establish a successful TV channel in addition to our digital and print business, where we are planning to implement some exciting live sports events as well!”
The 2021 PFL’s season will begin on April 23rd on ESPN2, ESPN3 (Spanish) and ESPN+ in prime time in the US. The other regular season events will take place on April 29th, May 6th, June 10th, June 17th and June 25th.