PROFESSIONAL FIGHTERS LEAGUE EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH TORNEOS AND DIRECTV FOR LATIN AMERICA
PFL and Bellator Champions Series live events and on-demand video content available year-round in LATAM including: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Uruguay and the Caribbean
Argentina's Laureano "Pepi" Staropoli featured in PFL's 2024 Global Regular Season in the Welterweight division
NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced an expanded multi-year partnership with Torneos, a leading company in generating sports related content. Under the deal, DIRECTV will continue to serve as the exclusive PFL media partner in Latin America.
The agreement features exclusive programming including the 2024 PFL Global Regular Season, Bellator Champions Series, PFL Europe, PFL MENA, and all PFL and Bellator archival content on the 'DSPORTS FIGHT' channel in Latin America (615/1615 HD of DIRECTV´s programming grid and DGO, the streaming platform), excluding Brazil and Mexico.
"The Professional Fighters League is proud to expand our partnership with Torneos and DIRECTV, our exclusive media partner in Latin America," said PFL CEO Peter Murray. "As the PFL continues to grow globally, DSPORTS FIGHT will serve as the dedicated channel for PFL and Bellator content in the region."
"We are thrilled to expand our partnership with PFL and continue bringing to Latin America first-class fighting events and content," added Santiago Sluzewski Monti, Regional Rights and Commercial Director of Torneos.
Furthermore, Hernán Bidegain, director of Original Content and Programming at DSPORTS, commented: "The variet of content is one of the main characteristics that differentiates our exclusive sports signal. This strategic alliance allows us to further expand our combat sports offering, that is having more followers in the region."
Notably, Argentina's own, Laureano "Pepi'' Staropoli, will compete in the PFL 2024 Global Season as a Welterweight. Pepi was victorious in his PFL debut, a showcase bout at PFL Paris in September 2023.
PFL is the only organization in MMA with the sports-season format, where individual fighters compete in a regular season, playoffs, and championship each year. The combined roster of PFL and Bellator boasts 30% of its fighters independently world-ranked in the top 25 of their respective weight class, the same percentage as UFC. PFL has an expansive global vision for the sport and is building the "Champions League of MMA" with PFL Europe, PFL MENA, and more international leagues in development. PFL leads in technology and innovation, with its proprietary PFL SmartCage, powering fight analytics, real-time betting, AI scoring, and a next-generation viewing experience. PFL is primetime on ESPN/ESPN+ in the U.S. and is broadcast and streamed in 150 countries with 20 premium media distribution partners.
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