Tuesday, 18 June, 2019

ESPN And Fox Sports To Team Up For UFC Television Rights

ESPN And Fox Sports To Team Up For UFC Television Rights ESPN And Fox Sports To Team Up For UFC Television Rights
Shannon Reynolds | 18 April, 2018, 21:08

Rival networks ESPN and FOX Sports have teamed up to put in a bid for the UFC's new TV rights deal, according to Variety.com, which reported the development today citing sources with knowledge of the proposal.

FOX's current seven year deal with the UFC (initially worth $120 million per annum, but now believed to have incremently increased to $160 million) is set to end in the coming months, and the promotion's owners Endeavor (formerly WME-IMG) have been shopping their broadcasting rights around for months now in attempt to significantly bolster that figure.

For ESPN, a UFC deal would provide premium live-event content for the fledgling ESPN+ service not now available on the company's linear cable channels.

There has been no comment from ESPN, Fox or the UFC on the potential TV deal. The service launched this past week and costs $4.99 per month. The agency acquired UFC in 2016 for roughly $4 billion with private equity firms Silver Lake Partners and KKR - part of an aggressive push into original sports content.

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It's possible that an unlikely partnership could be responsible for airing UFC fights next year.

Fox has been the home of UFC programming since August of 2011 and the MMA promotion could be finding a new place to call home by the end of this year.

The UFC reportedly wanted $450 million per year - a almost threefold increase of the peak price under the current deal - but in late 2017, FOX reportedly was prepared to make an offer of just $200 million a year. A joint deal with ESPN would keep Fox in business with UFC at a time of transition for the company, which is in the process of selling the bulk of its entertainment divisions to Disney. Fox Sports is also expected to make a play for the WWE television right when they become available next year. Both companies now split rights to several leagues including Big Ten Conference, MLS and Pac 12 football.

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