Ultimate Fighting Championship

Consortium buys UFC for US$4bn

A WME-IMG-led consortium has acquired mixed martial arts organisation Ultimate Fighting Championship for around US$4 billion. According to various US reports, investors including Silver Lake Capital, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Michael S. Dell’s MSD Capital are part of the group. WME-IMG will not actively run the company, but led the investment group. They have acquired […]

Iskon adds UFC with Fight Channel

T-Hrvatski Telekom-owned Croatian IPTV platform Iskon has added combat sports service Fight Channel, which holds rights to the Ultimate Fighting Championship competition in the countries of the former Yugoslavia, to its TV offering. Iskon will include Fight Channel in its extended basic package. Fight Channel Group provides three services – Fight Channel and Fight Channel […]

BT adds raft of content to sports channels

BT has signed a string of new sports content deals, giving it rights to women’s football, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bouts, action sports and MotoGP motorcycle racing.  The UK telco announced the partnerships at a launch event at BT Sport’s new facilities at the Olympic Park in Stratford, London, with the content due to be […]