Asian MMA organization ONE Championship announced on Dec. 13 a three year deal with American broadcaster Turner Sports’ B/R Live streaming service to air live event coverage starting in January 2019.
24 events are scheduled to air on B/R Live, including at least 12 additional one-hour “re-airs” per year on TNT.
“ONE Championship is one of the most popular mixed martial arts organizations in the world, with a high concentration of passionate, millennial fans that make it a perfect fit for B/R Live and TNT,” Turner Sports president Lenny Daniels said in a press release. “We will leverage every opportunity within our portfolio to partner with ONE Championship and help further expand its footprint in the U.S.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Turner Sports, a truly iconic industry leader of premium sports content, to bring authentic, world-class martial arts action to American fans,” ONE CEO and chairman Chatri Sityodtong added. “As the home of martial arts, ONE Championship has a simple formula of values, heroes, and stories that have resonated deeply across the globe. We look forward to showcasing the greatest martial artists in the world.”
The distribution agreement was reached in collaboration between Turner and ONE Championship, in association with Evolution Media.
Terms were not disclosed.