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Endeavor closes WWE deal

Endeavor and WWE have announced the close of their previously announced agreement, valued at $9.3 billion (€8.7bn), and the launch of TKO Group Holdings. TKO brings together UFC, the mixed martial arts organisation, and WWE, an integrated media organisation and a global leader in sports entertainment, to create a new sports and entertainment company serving […]

September 12, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Endeavor, WWE merger expected to close Sept 12

Endeavor Group Holdings and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) have announced that they expect to close the previously announced transaction to form TKO Group Holdings on September 12th, at which time TKO will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TKO. Endeavor Group – which already owns UFC – and WWE […]

September 7, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Foxtel secures UFC PPV exclusivity

Mixed martial arts organisation UFC and pay-TV operator Foxtel have reached a multi-year agreement that will make Foxtel and Kayo Sports the exclusive distributor of all UFC Pay Per Views in Australia. Starting in January 2024, all UFC Pay Per View events will be broadcast exclusively on Main Event on Foxtel and Kayo Sports, while […]

July 27, 2023

Endeavor, WWE $21bn merger

Endeavor Group, the owner of UFC, and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) are to form a new publicly listed company consisting of the two global sports and entertainment brands. Upon closing , Endeavor will hold a 51 per cent controlling interest in the new company, at a cost of $9.3 billion (€8.5bn). Existing WWE shareholders will […]

April 3, 2023By Nik Roseveare

UFC 286: Edwards vs Usman 3 on BT Sport Box Office

On March 18th, fight fans in the UK and Ireland will be able to watch UFC 286: Edwards vs. Usman 3, exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office. UFC 286, which takes place at The O2 in London, will be a chance for MMA fans in the UK and Ireland to tune in to a […]

March 8, 2023

Italy: Mola scores Brasileirão rights; MMA investment

Mola has added content from Brasileirão, the Brazilian football league, to its roster of sports content in Italy. Mola will broadcast more than 300 games from the Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana, Recopa Sudamericana and will also be adding in weekly games from Argentina’s Primera Division this year. Mola is also the home of fight sports […]

March 7, 2023

UFC 280 on BT Sport Box Office

On October 22nd, fight fans in the UK and Ireland will be able to tune in to UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev, exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office. The fight card, taking place on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, will be live from 7pm BST and is headlined by two UFC title fights, alongside nine […]

October 13, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Record audience for WB Discovery Sports

Warner Bros Discovery Sports (WBDS) has announced a record first half of the year with double-digit audience and engagement growth on all its channels and platforms so far in 2022. WBDS reports it is witnessing increases on both its linear television channels and digital platforms. The growth in audience and engagement has largely been driven […]

July 7, 2022

Channel Fight Masterclass on FITE TV

Channel Fight Masterclass, an OTT channel dedicated to the instruction of martial arts and self-defence has announced a distribution deal with FITE TV – the global FAST streaming platform for combat sports and entertainment. The arrangement brings Channel Fight Masterclass to a global audience via FITE 24/7’s distribution on all the major OTT platforms including […]

June 29, 2022

UFC’s Nunes offer personal training in Metaverse

The Sports Metaverse, the virtual world specifically focused on sports, has announced a partnership with UFC icon, Amanda Nunes, to offer personal training in her metaverse gym. Nunes is a two division UFC champion and largely considered to be the greatest female MMA fighter of all time. This partnership inaugurates the launch of The Sports […]

May 12, 2022