Fetch has become the “Official Broadcaster of the UFC” in Australia, set to launch in time for the pay per view match UFC 214: Cormier vs Jones 2 on Sunday.
The deal is part of the Fetch Vibe Pack at $6 monthly fee plus PPV fights at $50 per event.
Joe Carr, UFC Senior Vice President, International and Content, said: “We are excited to be in business with Fetch TV to grow our broadcast offering in Australia.
“Fetch’s sizeable subscriber base, along with its comprehensive network of ISP and retail partners offers UFC a unique opportunity to extend our distribution footprint to reach new fans and continue the dramatic growth of UFC’s brand and the sport of MMA in Australia.”
Scott Lorson, CEO of Fetch TV added: “We are extremely proud to welcome UFC to the Fetch family. Today’s announcement represents another major enhancement to our overall content offering, with more to come.
“Led by the phenomenal success of the UFC, the sport of MMA continues to grow in popularity and we are delighted to offer our subscribers an outstanding MMA offering in Australia, and to do so at unprecedented value.”
Subscribers will enjoy an unbeaten offering of UFC action on Fetch, including live UFC event access and over 150 hours of UFC studio programming favourites.
Under the deal, Fetch will offer subscribers access to numbered UFC Pay-Per-View events priced at $49.99 per event. UFC 214: Cormier vs Jones 2 on Sunday, 30 July will feature three UFC championship title fights including the hotly awaited rematch between former Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier and maligned MMA prodigy Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, for the light heavyweight title.
UFC Fight Night events and preliminary bouts to numbered Pay-Per-View events will be offered via Fetch TV’s exclusive EDGEsport channel, supported by related magazine programming.
EDGEsport, which also includes the best of action sports including Skate, Motocross, BMX, Ski and Snowboard, Rallycross and more, is available in the Fetch Vibe Pack of 13 channels for an affordable $6 per month.