EliteXC and FSN Deal In The Works?
July 21, 2008
While nothing is official, all signs are pointing to a possible collaboration between EliteXC and FSN to bring additional MMA programming to the sports network. George Greenburg, VP of Programming for FSN, dropped a hint at the final Affliction: Banned press conference about the a possible EliteXC deal ….stating “We are about to show ProElite…”, check out the clip here:
This echoes a statement made by ProElite Executive Doug DeLuca during last week’s conference call that EliteXC was negotiating a deal to increase their programming outlets:
Doug DeLuca: No, no, not at all. You’re actually a visionary. I can’t talk too much about it now, but we’re probably going to announce another broadcast deal pretty soon with a cable network that will do similar to what you’re saying — where you’ll see all our brands in action.
Such a deal would go a long way to replacing FSN’s IFL programming if the troubled fight promotion ceases to put on any further cards. Expect movement soon in regards to an announcement on the EliteXC/FSN deal.