Turner Sports, ONE Championship Reach Three Year Deal Beginning in 2019
Turner Sports has reached a three-year partnership with ONE Championship (ONE) to distribute its live event coverage in the United States. Per terms of the agreement, B/R Live will be the primary destination for ONE Championship live events each year. B/R Live will present its first live One Championship event on Saturday, Jan. 19, with 24 overall events scheduled in 2019.
B/R Live will also distribute shoulder programming surrounding the live event experience. Additionally, Turner’s TNT will televise at least 12 one-hour, taped re-airs featuring ONE Championship events per year.
“ONE Championship is one of the most popular mixed martial arts organizations in the world, with a high concentration of passionate, millennial fans that make it a perfect fit for B/R Live and TNT,” says Lenny Daniels, President, Turner Sports. “We will leverage every opportunity within our portfolio to partner with ONE Championship and help further expand its footprint in the U.S.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Turner Sports, a truly iconic industry leader of premium sports content, to bring authentic, world-class martial arts action to American fans,” says Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship. “As the Home of Martial Arts, ONE Championship has a simple formula of values, heroes, and stories that have resonated deeply across the globe. We look forward to showcasing the greatest martial artists in the world.”
Additional scheduling and distribution information, including pricing, will be shared at a later date.