UFC Inks Three-Year Deal With BT Sport For U.K., Ireland Telecasts
The UFC Tuesday announced it has "signed a three-year TV deal" with BT Sport, the "soon-to-launch lineup of premium pay channels in the U.K. and Ireland," according to Dann Stupp of MMAJUNKIE. Exact details of the deal, which goes into effect Aug. 1, are yet to be announced. But UFC officials said that it will include "additional taped content, such as news/insider programs and the UFC's varied fight-highlights shows." It also will feature "originally produced programming specific to the region" (MMAJUNKIE, 5/7).