Titan FC signs with CBS Sports Network
January 10, 2014
MMA Fighting reports that Titan FC has signed a deal with CBS Sports Network. The organization plans to run at least 8 shows in 2014.
The first televised event on CBS Sports Network will be on February 28th. The event’s prelims will take place online. The organization was recently purchased by Jeff Aronson. Previously, Aronson ran Alchemist Management, which manages MMA fighters. He has now purchased a majority stake in Titan FC.
Titan FC events had previously appeared on AXS TV.
The new deal is good news for smaller fight organizations as the CBS Sports deal indicates that there is some interest in smaller organizations receiving television deals. CBS Sports has about 30 million subscribers. In a Sports Business Journal article, CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus described the network as doing “smart deals.” The article describes the network as having a “slow-and-steady strategy” with respect to its programming. It will not make splashes with big deals but is trying to build smartly. This deal gets the network into MMA and we will see where it goes from there.