The UFC and ESPN+ have reached an settlement making ESPN+ the unique new residence for all UFC pay-per-views in the US.
The UFC has now taken their partnership with ESPN+ to the subsequent stage. Final Could the UFC and ESPN initially grew to become companions inking a five-year deal expiring in 2023 roughly value $150 million per yr which would come with 30 reside occasions per yr. The UFC had authentic plans making ESPN+ their mainstreaming platform for about 20 of these reside occasions and 10 could be on the ESPN community.
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Since signing their new deal final Could, the UFC kicked off their ESPN debut at UFC Brooklyn on January 19, 2019. It was a telltale signal that their new partnership has solely nice issues to come back because the UFC introduced in a record-breaking 568,000 new subscribers in simply over two days.
In accordance with a UFC press launch, they’ve simply prolonged their take care of ESPN for one more two years expiring in 2025. Not solely did they lengthen their partnership they’ve additionally made ESPN+ their unique PPV supplier for the subsequent six years within the U.S.
With the signing, there additionally comes a few adjustments to the worth of PPV’s and ESPN+ memberships. New ESPN+ subscribers will get one-year of ESPN+ and a UFC PPV occasion for $79.99. Current ESPN+ subscribers may also have the ability to buy UFC PPV occasions for $59.99 per occasion. At the moment, an ESPN+ membership is $4.99 a month with the choice to cancel at any time permitting followers an inexpensive technique to look at UFC occasions and some other digital content material they provide.
ESPN+ will now be the one and solely location for individuals to buy and watch reside PPV occasions. This new settlement may be very helpful to followers as a result of ESPN gives a number of platforms to look at PPV occasions whether or not it’s in your TV, laptop computer, or telephone from any location, giving followers entry to look at at any time when and wherever they like.
The UFC kicks off their model new ESPN+ PPV deal subsequent month at UFC 236 on April 13, 2019.