FanDuel TV signs deal with ONE Championship
December 2, 2022
By Nik Roseveare
ONE Championship, the global MMA organisation, and FanDuel, the online gaming company in North America, have signed a new deal that will bring ONE Championship’s events to the newly launched FanDuel TV network.
The partnership, featuring weekly Asia primetime events officially kicks off on January 20th 2023. To give viewers an early preview of the content to come, FanDuel TV will also air ONE 164: Pacio vs. Brooks on December 3rd.
This partnership with ONE will mark the first time that martial arts events are available on FanDuel TV, providing fans and viewers with a new avenue to connect with the sport through viewership and wagering.
“We’re eager to continue expanding the variety of content we’re offering at FanDuel TV to introduce our audience to emerging sports,” said Mike Raffensperger, Chief Commercial Officer, FanDuel. “We’ve long respected the content the ONE Championship team is producing and are looking forward to bringing their action to our audience through FanDuel TV and FanDuel+.”
“We are thrilled to join the FanDuel TV lineup and give our passionate U.S. audience yet another way to engage with ONE Championship,” added Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO, ONE Championship. “Having a quality partner in FanDuel will help raise the profile of our company in the region and provide their viewers with action-packed martial arts events like they have never seen before.”
This new content offering joins a lineup of original shows on the network including Kay Adams’ morning show Up & Adams; the recently launched NBA-centric show Run It Back with Michelle Beadle, Chandler Parsons and Shams Charania; More Ways To Win with Lisa Kerney; as well as FanDuel’s signature horse racing coverage and syndicated content from Pat McAfee and The Ringer. In continued efforts to diversify content, FanDuel TV and FanDuel+ are also airing more than 3,000 hours of live sports including international basketball league action from the National Basketball League (NBL) Australia’s professional league, the Chinese Basketball League, as well as the French and German pro leagues as part of a licensing agreement with Sportradar.
FanDuel TV is distributed on linear television through leading cable and satellite distributors including Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum, Verizon FIOS, DirectTV, DISH, Cox Communications, YouTubeTV and Hulu. FanDuel+ can be downloaded on Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV connected devices and is free to watch using a FanDuel account number.
ONE Championship was supported by the Talisman Agency in negotiations with FanDuel TV.