Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010
Bellator Announces TV Deal with MTV 2
By FCF Staff
Bellator Fighting Championships has announced that the growing MMA promotion has a new television home, as it has signed a three year broadcasting deal with MTV 2. According to a press release sent out today by Bellator, MTV 2 will broadcast two of the organization’s season tournaments live, as well as, a collection of special feature events. No other terms of the contract were announced. (Pictured: Eddie Alvarez hitting Roger Huerta)
“MTV2 is the perfect home for the intense mixed martial arts action of Bellator,” Eric Conte, SVP, Programming and Production, MTV2 was quoted saying in the news release. “MMA is at the top of our audience’s wish list, and partnering with Bellator to bring live events and specials to MTV2 made complete sense since our viewers are so hungry to see more MMA on-air.”
“We are thrilled to partner with MTV2 which has such a strong audience of hard-to-reach young guys,” said Bjorn Rebney, Bellator’s CEO. “With a timeslot on a prominent nationally-distributed cable network aimed at young men, we now have the perfect platform to showcase our exciting, action-packed tournaments and fighters.”
Bellator’s main broadcasting partner had been Fox Sports Net; however, due to other programming commitments not every affiliate was able to broadcast events live on a consistent basis.
The first Bellator tournament of 2011 is set to begin in March.
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 2:00 pm