ONE Championship has announced a new broadcast deal with Prime Video to air 12 live events in the United States and Canada annually on the platform.
ONE Championship has officially found a new North American broadcast home.
The promotion announced a new deal with Amazon’s Prime Video platform on Wednesday, which will see it air 12 live events in the United States and Canada starting later this year. The first event to air on the platform will be announced at a later date. Per MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani, the deal is set for five years.
ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong said in a press release on Wednesday:
“ONE Championship is thrilled to work with Prime Video, one of the largest premium sports content providers in the world, to bring our live events closer to fans in the United States and Canada. As the world’s largest martial arts organization, we believe our collaboration with Prime Video will allow us to reach a wider North American audience that is hungry for an authentic and differentiated product you simply cannot get with any other organization. We look forward to showcasing the absolute greatest martial artists on the planet, right here in the ONE Championship Circle and on Prime Video.”
Marie Donoghue, the Vice President of Global Sports Video at Amazon said in the same release:
“We are proud to add exclusive coverage of ONE Championship events to our suite of marquee live sports offerings. In addition to offering a full suite of martial arts disciplines, ONE Championship shares our mutual commitment to elevate female athletes, boasting five reigning female World Champions.”
The deal comes following the expiration of an American broadcast deal with Turner Sports that saw events air live on the Bleacher Report app and via tape delay on TNT. Sityodtong had teased the announcement of the Prime Video deal in the lead-up to their highly publicized ONE X event last month in saying that it would be one of the biggest announcements in the history of the promotion.