Glory signs TV deal with CBS Sports Network

February 6, 2015

MMA Fighting reports that Glory kickboxing has brokered a deal with CBS Sports Network to air three shows per year.  The deal adds to the organization’s television package as it plans on nine live events per year on SpikeTV.

The CBS Sports Network deal will air Glory three times a year and will support the live event broadcasts on SpikeTV.  The CBS broadcast, “Glory Superfight Series” will feature five fights on the undercard that did not make the SpikeTV live broadcast.  Glory on CBS will be on a one-week tape delay.

Glory CEO Jon Franklin believes that this second television deal will help expand Glory’s audience base.  Franklin sees the CBS Sports deal as getting his product in front of mainstream sports fans that tune into the network as opposed to SpikeTV where the lead-in is usually Cops.

The events on CBS Sports Network will air 11pm to 1am Eastern but in prime time on the west coast.

CBS Sports Network is available to 96 million homes nationwide.

Payout Perspective:

It’s a very compelling strategy that should help Glory attempt to expand its audience.  Not only will it be on SpikeTV where the network is building out its Friday night as a “combat sports” night with MMA, Boxing and Kickboxing, it will be on a pure sports network.  MMA organization Titan FC is also on CBS Sports Network as well as boxing.  But, Glory should get some eyes from mainstream sports fans.

8 Responses to “Glory signs TV deal with CBS Sports Network”

  1. pureincognito on February 6th, 2015 4:39 PM

    You mean the main network or the small channel?

  2. FightBusiness on February 6th, 2015 10:43 PM

    Glory is a good organization. I think this sport will merger mma with boxing and ultimately due away with mma. people dont want to see men dry hump. If you cant kick on the ground (which I’m ok with for safety purposes). Its not realistic.

  3. FightBusiness on February 6th, 2015 10:44 PM

    just wished kickboxers would wear shoes. they look so damn goofy bear foot. what are you fighting ton the beach?

  4. d on February 6th, 2015 11:47 PM

    Fightbusiness you are completely retarded. Do you even know how retarded you sound?

    You obviously are obsessed with men dry humping because you are on a mma website every day idiot. You are right though, they would much rather watch Floyd Mayweather caress his opponents in the clinch and then run away. Fucking idiot!

  5. JF on February 7th, 2015 5:31 AM

    I lov kickboxing, I’m happy for Glory.

    Search for Uriah Hall’s kickboxing bouts, they were spectacular!

  6. d on February 7th, 2015 2:08 PM

    I was really impressed with Uriah Hall’s kickboxing against Chris Weidman…..oh wait.

  7. FightBusiness on February 7th, 2015 9:47 PM

    D- Unraveling after hearing the news another legend admits he’s a fraud and uses steroids. LOL. A bunch of frustrated Boxers.

  8. d on February 8th, 2015 12:07 PM

    Fightbusiness, yeah, because when has there ever been legendary frauds cheating in boxing:

    Roy Jones Jr
    Shane Moseley
    James Toney
    Evander Holyfield

    Not to mention there have been tons of other big name boxer who have failed tests as well. Plus, boxers are not subject to random blood testing that mma fighters are.

    You are such a moron.

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