More Info on UFC's German TV Deal

February 28, 2009

Free Fight Videos has the translation of DSF’s press release announcing the details of the UFC’s German TV deal. Some of the highpoints:

Over the next three years, from 2009 to 2011, DSF will televise the world’s most successful Mixed Martial Arts organization, the “Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Beginning on Saturday, 7th of March, DSF will air a weekly highlight magazine, UFC Unleashed, from 11pm to midnight in addiction to regular UFC events.

DSF will also broadcast 20 live and tape delayed UFC events. The first of which will air on the 14th of March from 1:00 a.m. to 3:00 featuring Quinton Jackson and Keith Jardine in Columbus (Ohio). In addition DSF holds the rights to several other UFC shows including UFC Countdown, UFC Wired and UFC All Access.

In total DSF plans to air 170 hours of UFC programming over the 3 year years. The commentary team will consist of Tobias Drews and Oliver Copp, two of Germany’s most respected boxing and martial arts experts.

Thanks to FFV and Robert K. for the translation. The UFC wanted TV in place before their continental debut and this serves the purpose, but the benefits of the deal look to extend far beyond that. The deal looks to be a good platform to build a fanbase in Germany for the long term.

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