Pioneering global broadcaster ELEVEN SPORTS has secured the rights to show all UFC events LIVE in Belgium and Luxembourg.
In addition to the 40 live events per year, ELEVEN SPORTS will also deliver more than 150 hours of additional content for fans including magazine review shows, ensuring subscribers have unparalleled access to the biggest and best MMA fights accompanied by top-class analysis and insight.
ELEVEN’s coverage starts this weekend (Saturday 5 August) with UFC Fight Night LIVE from Mexico City.
“We are committed to delivering world-class, premium sports entertainment for the fans and UFC – one of the biggest sporting organisations on the planet – certainly fits into that category,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS. “We’re delighted to add UFC to our growing MMA portfolio. The fans want thrilling, high-octane, adrenaline fueled live action featuring the biggest athletes and best insight and analysis. That is what they will get with ELEVEN SPORTS.”
“ELEVEN SPORTS have shown they are committed to growing the sport of MMA and for this reason we believe they are a great partner for UFC,” said Joe Carr, Senior Vice President, Head of International and Content. “UFC has seen expediential growth in Europe in particular, with sell out events and an increasing fan base. We’re excited to partner with ELEVEN to bring more UFC content to the fans in Belgium and Luxembourg.”
The agreement with the UFC strengthens ELEVEN SPORTS’ MMA portfolio following the multi-year agreement struck at the start of 2017 to show every Cage Warriors event across all of ELEVEN’s markets in Europe and Asia.
All UFC shows will be available on Eleven Sports 3, via www.elevensports.be or on the Eleven Sports app in Belgium and Luxembourg.
ELEVEN SPORTS subscribers in Belgium and Luxembourg are also treated to premium football action including La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 as well as other sports that are popular in the local market including Euro Hockey League, Champions League Handball and top action from Premier League Darts and the World Cup of Darts.
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About ELEVEN SPORTS:
Founded in 2015, ELEVEN SPORTS is an award-winning global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. ELEVEN SPORTS delivers almost 20,000 LIVE hours of top class sporting action, available in almost 80 million homes worldwide in Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. Each country receives up to 4,000 hours of live coverage of premium sporting events annually, along with news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and local programming. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary.
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