By: Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
Univision Deportes and Combate Americas have reached a multi-year agreement to produce and distribute mixed martial arts (MMA) programming across the US.
The partnership marks the first time ever that Univision Deportes will produce and distribute live MMA programming.
Throughout 2018, the US Hispanic-focused media group will broadcast a total of 16 shows, beginning with the recently announced Combate Estrellas I on 13 April. The rest of the schedule has not been yet unveiled.
The live shows will all air in a 90-minute window and will follow the live stream of Combate Americas preliminary bout cards on UnivisionDeportes.com.
“We’re incredibly excited that our growth last year has culminated with a new partnership with Univision Deportes, a sports media brand that is home to some of the best sports and entertainment programming,” said Campbell McLaren, CEO, Combate Americas.
Since it launched its live event series in 2015, Combate Americas has emerged as a destination for some of the best fighters from the US, Latin America and Spain thanks to shows like La Jaula (The Cage).
“Univision Deportes is proud to partner with Combate Americas in an effort to bring fans the best programming of one of the most popular sports today,” said Juan Carlos Rodriguez, president, Univision Deportes. “Our commitment to deliver high-quality sports content is reinforced through this new partnership, bringing fanáticos the top MMA events in a way that only Univision Deportes knows best.”
Source: Rapid TV News