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Fight Sports expands distribution in Philippines

Continuing to expand their distribution throughout Asia, CSI Sports has announced amulti-yearagreement with CIGNAL, Philippines’ premier direct-to-home satellite provider, to launch Fight Sports. Fight Sports will be available on Cignal Pay TV and Cignal’s streaming app, Cignal Play.“We are excited to have finalised an agreement to reach a wider audience in the Philippines, and to […]

February 23, 2021

STARZPLAY secures debt financing of $25m from Ruya Partners

STARZPLAY, the MENA SVoD service, received its first independent debt financing in the region of $25 million (€20.7m) from Abu Dhabi based Ruya Partners. The funds, secured on the basis of STARZPLAY’s financial strength and performance, will be used towards further strengthening STARZPLAY’s geographic and customer reach, acquiring and producing original content, and maximising long-term […]

February 3, 2021

BT Sport offers 26 Premier League game for £25

BT Sport will show a total of 26 Premier League games over 30 days – including every team playng twice over the next 10 days – and football fans can catch all the action for £25 with the BT Sport Monthly Pass. Standout fixtures include Spurs v Liverpool on January 28th, Spurs v Chelsea on […]

January 25, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Eleven Belgium extends UFC deal

Eleven Belgium has agreed a multi-year rights extension with the UFC. The coverage gets underway with UFC 257: Poirier vs McGregor 2 on January 23rd. The bout sees Conor McGregor return to the Octagon after a year away. Viewers will be able to enjoy all the action from UFC as well as Cage Warriors with […]

January 22, 2021

UFC 257: McGregor vs Poirier 2 on BT Sport Box Office

Conor McGregor returns to the Octagon for the first time in over a year on January 23rd to take on No.2 ranked lightweight, Dustin Poirier. The event will air live from Fight Island exclusively on BT Sport Box Office in the UK. McGregor and Poirier previously fought at UFC 178 in 2014 at the MGM […]

January 14, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Abu Dhabi Media, StarzPlay stream UFC in MENA

Abu Dhabi Media, the UAE public service broadcaster, and StarzPlay, the SVoD service, have announced a strategic partnership to live-stream UFC events across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The launch comes ahead of UFC Fight Island’s return to Abu Dhabi from January 16th, and the eagerly anticipated bout between UFC superstar Conor McGregor […]

January 13, 2021

UFC 254 live on BT Sport Box Office

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s hugely anticipated return to the Octagon on Fight Island, will be shown exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office on October 24th. The unbeaten UFC lightweight champion will defend his belt for the first time since September 2019 against interim champion Justin Gaethje. In Gaethje, Khabib will face an opponent whose fights have […]

October 19, 2020

BT Sport to air UFC’s return to Fight Island

UFC has announced details for its return to Fight Island, the follow up to the successful series of UFC events. All UFC events will be broadcast by BT Sport in the UK & Republic of Ireland. The schedule begins September 26th, with UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa, as middleweight champion Israel Adesanya faces his toughest […]

September 18, 2020By Nik Roseveare

ESPN: 78% support sports resuming without fans

ESPN has shared findings from the second wave of its ESPN Coronavirus Lockdown Fan Study. The survey of 1,003 US sports fans ages 18+, fielded from June 23rd – 26th, was conducted to explore the latest perceptions around the pandemic and its impact on sports moving forward. With MLS, NWSL, and UFC underway and MLB, […]

July 23, 2020

UFC utilizes Grabyo

Ahead of the highly anticipated UFC 250: NUNES vs. SPENCER in Las Vegas, UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, strengthened its multi-platform content offering by teaming up with cloud video platform Grabyo. UFC began utilizing Grabyo’s cloud-native platform to distribute live and real-time video optimized content for their global digital and social channels […]

June 9, 2020