MMA franchise Bellator signs renewal deal with BBC in the UK

Leading mixed martial arts promotion Bellator MMA has renewed its broadcast deal with the BBC in the UK. Under the terms of the deal, the BBC’s VOD BBC iPlayer will continue to be the exclusive home in the UK for all Bellator events. Every Bellator event in 2023 will be available to watch live and […]

UFC signs ‘groundbreaking’ deal with TikTok

Leading MMA organisation UFC has announced a ‘groundbreaking’ multi-year partnership with short-form video app TikTok. The deal will see UFC produce live content on what is claimed to be the world’s fastest-growing social media platform. This includes new weekly shows on TikTok that will be programmed around upcoming UFC live events. The UFC has promised […]

French MMA broadcast ban lifted

France’s ban on the broadcast of mixed martial arts (MMA) events has been lifted. The French Mixed Martial Arts Federation (FMMAF) has confirmed that the regulator Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) has agreed to lift the ban following years of disputes. MMA was banned in 2016, with the French government refusing to recognise the FMMAF […]