UFC partners with Fight Network to broadcast events in Italy
By Shantanu Srivastav | January 15, 2018
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has struck a partnership with Fight Network to broadcast global events in Italy.
Fight Network will deliver UFC programming to fans in Italy on DTT (digital terrestrial television) Channel 62, including preliminary fights of UFC pay-per-view events and UFC Fight Night events, broadcasts of all UFC pay-per-view events on a 30-day delay and new seasons of The Ultimate Fighter reality series.
Additional UFC programming will launch on Fight Network in Italy and includes UFC Now, UFC Countdown, Road to the Octagon, event weigh-ins and press conferences.
Leonard Asper, CEO of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp said: “Our landmark partnership with the global leader in mixed martial arts to broadcast exclusive content reinforces our commitment to growing Fight Network’s footprint and fan base in Italy.
“As an established broadcast partner in Canada, we have already been working closely with the UFC to bring awareness to the world’s fastest growing sport. This partnership now gives us the opportunity to do the same in Italy, where we hope to elevate the sport and the exposure of fast-rising homegrown UFC talent such as Marvin Vettori and Alessio di Chirico.”