RMC Sport Extends French Broadcasting Rights To MMA Bouts
By Andy Fry
MMA franchise UFC has announced an extension of its broadcast partnership with Altice-owned RMC Sport in France. In a deal that runs until 2025, the exclusive agreement will cover France, Monaco and French overseas territories.
RMC Sport will continue to broadcast all main cards from every UFC event live, as well as the preliminary cards for all numbered events and events in which a French athlete is competing. This in addition to over 200 hours of non-live, archive and supporting UFC programming such as UFC Countdown. Upcoming highlights for RMC Sport include a March bout involving French heavyweight contender Ciryl Gane.
“RMC Sport is proud of this long-term partnership with UFC,” said CEO of Altice France, Arthur Dreyfuss. “The expanded partnership with UFC, which we have broadcast since 2014, shows that RMC Sport is the leading broadcaster in MMA. We are happy that our subscribers will be able to enjoy all the action exclusively on RMC Sport.”
UFC chief operating officer Lawrence Epstein added: “France is such an important market for UFC, and RMC Sport have been our partners for many years, working with us to help grow the sport and our fanbase. It was a huge highlight to host our first event in Paris in September 2022 and bring the best of MMA to the Accor Arena.”
The UFC deals follows the recent news that RMC Sports is also to show fixtures from the Saudi Pro League, the new footballing home of Cristiano Ronaldo