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UFC Announces New Streaming Deal With ESPN+

UFC Announces New Streaming Deal With ESPN+”

That financial number has apparently increased over time to around $120 million-a-year, with a planned increase to $160 million in this last year of the deal.On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, the promotion announced that they reached a multi-year media rights agreement for exclusive live UFC content with The Walt Disney Company and ESPN that goes into effect in January 2019.

Regarding the deal, streaming 15 live events on ESPN+ isn't all-the company plans on putting that content on "a variety of ESPN's television, social and digital platforms" in English and Spanish, as well. The content will begin streaming to subscribers in January 2019.

UFC has not yet determined its next broadcast rights partnership. "We look forward to providing UFC's enthusiastic, growing fan base with a wide array of live events and building a lasting relationship with the industry leader in mixed martial arts". "We look forward to providing UFC's enthusiastic, growing fan base with a wide array of live events and building a lasting relationship with the industry leader in mixed martial arts", Kevin Mayer, chairman of direct to consumer and global at Disney, said in his own statement. The league is still looking at TV networks to distribute its content, and Fox Sports and NBC Sports are both rumored to be in the mix for a broadcast deal.

ESPN+ will also offer events streamed on UFC Fight Pass and UFC pay-per-view cards on the service for an additional cost.

There is going to be a new home for the UFC in 2019 and that new home is going to be the Walt Disney Company and ESPN. These shows will be dubbed "UFC on ESPN+ Fight Night" and will feature a minimum of twelve fights per card.

The deal is for digital rights only and doesn't include over-the-air broadcasts. ESPN has committed to pay $150M per year over five years as part of the deal, which is expected to be announced formally today. We are excited to be able to bring their world-class events and content to ESPN+ and the ESPN networks. First, it has garnered a deal with what is undoubtedly the premiere means of national distribution in sports content.



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