UFC Secures New TV Rights Contract in LatAm
What: With the exception of Mexico, exclusive broadcast rights in all Latin American countries belong to FOX Networks Group Latin America.
Why it matters: Because until 2019, TV rights in Mexico will continue to be held by Televisa’s Fighting Sports Network, previously known as the UFC Network.
FOX Networks Group Latin America and UFC have announced a long-term agreement for UFC's exclusive broadcast rights in Latin America.
The Group will offer over 160 hours of live content each year, including all UFC numbered events, UFC Fight Nights, and The Ultimate Fighter reality show.
Beginning May 13, MMA fans can enjoy all UFC live matches via FOX Sports and FOX Premium App & TV, in more than 44 million homes in Latin America.
In Mexico, TV rights will be available starting January 1, 2019.
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In the meantime, UFC will be seen in Mexico on Televisa Networks’ Fighting Sports Network, previously known until early April as the UFC Network.
"We are very pleased to announce this new exclusive alliance. Having the UFC once again ̶ the world’s number one brand of mixed martial arts ̶ will allow us to offer the best combat content through our digital signals and platforms," said Francisco Pazmiño, SVP of Procurement and Programming Strategy, FOX Sports Latin America.
"We will seek to create synergies with the U.S. FOX Sports team, which also owns UFC rights, in order to give our fans the fullest coverage. With this new agreement, we are positioning FOX Sports, through our FOX Fight Club franchise, as the number one destination in combat sports in the region," he added.
We will seek to create synergies with the U.S. FOX Sports team, which also owns UFC rights, in order to give our fans the fullest coverage.