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PFL adds RMC Sport in latest broadcast rights deal

French network lands exclusive agreement with US-based MMA promotion.

9 February 2022 Ed Dixon


  • Deal covers 2022 PFL season
  • RMC Sport to show coverage in English and French
  • PFL continues rights sales push after recently agreeing deal with UK’s Channel 4

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) has struck another broadcast deal ahead of its 2022 season, announcing an exclusive partnership in France with Altice-owned sports network and over-the-top (OTT) service RMC Sport.

The agreement designates RMC Sport as the exclusive PFL content provider in France, securing it coverage of the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion’s 2022 season, as well as exclusive content for viewers in the country. Programming will be made available across all of RMC Sport’s platforms in English and/or French.

The deal was signed in conjunction with the Athletic Sports Group agency and its combat sports distributor subsidiary Fight Globe.

“The Professional Fighters League is proud to advance our media rights partnership with RMC Sport into the 2022 regular season,” said PFL chief executive Peter Murray. “RMC Sport is the home of MMA in France and we are eager to continue delivering an exceptional product featuring world-class athletes to fans there.”

It is the second European rights partnership for the PFL this week, having signed a deal with UK commercial network Channel 4 for 2022. The promotion’s regular season kicks off on 20th April.

RMC Sport, meanwhile, adds to its MMA rights portfolio, which includes the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Bellator.

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