Sky NZ, Digi and Titan extend PFL rights deals into 2021
The Professional Fighters League, the USA-based mixed martial arts series, announced today that a trio of its broadcast rights partners have extended and expanded their commitments for 2021.
Pay-TV's Sky and Digi will continue to show the action in New Zealand and Czech Republic, respectively, as will OTT platform Titan Channel in Spain.
Titan is the first OTT platform in Spain dedicated to combat sports, and recently launched in partnership with cable-operators across Latin America, bolstering its reach in Spanish speaking countries such as Argentina, Panama, Colombia, Honduras, Paraguay, Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Puerto Rico and Nicaragua.
The trio will continue to broadcast live regular season, playoffs and championship events, as well as classic fights from the PFL archive and original programming created by PFL Studios.
PFL is distributed to more than 160 countries worldwide via a global network of premier sports partners.
Peter Murray, chief executive of the PFL, said: “MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world, with more than 450 million fans who want to consume more premium MMA content. Expanded partnerships with Titan Channel, Sky New Zealand, Digi Communications N.V. and others are reflective of the incredible demand for MMA and the PFL, and will only continue to grow the sport.
“Our season format, international fighter roster of top talent from around the world, and differentiated product appeals to a global audience, and we look forward to going deeper with our storytelling in key markets outside the United States.”
The 2021 PFL season begins on 23 April.
In recent months, the PFL has struck rights deals with Eurosport India and the Telesport agency in Russia.