On Monday, FremantleMedia Enterprises announced they have secured a global rights deal with Bellator Fighting Championships. FME will represent Bellator’s international television distribution rights, as well as handle the licensing, digital and ancillary rights for the United States and international markets.
“The incredible athleticism and intensity exhibited in all of our mixed martial arts tournaments translate into any language,” Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney stated. “With FME as our partner, we will have the ability to showcase our high-intensity brand of fighting to millions around the globe.”
Furthermore, Viacom, the parent of MTV Networks who recently acquired a majority stake in Bellator, confirmed the mixed martial arts organization will debut on Spike TV in early 2013.
Bellator currently airs in over 80 million homes on MTV2, in High-Definition in 30 million houses on EPIX and can also be seen weekly on Spike.com. Once the company transitions over to Spike TV, it will be available in over 100 million households.