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[06/26/18 - 08:31 AM]
Bellator & DAZN Sign Nine-Figure, Multi-Year Distribution Deal
The nine-figure deal will feature seven exclusive stacked fight cards per year on DAZN and another 15 that are simulcast across Paramount Network and DAZN.

[07/26/17 - 10:32 AM]
Spike Presents an Encore Presentation of Bellator's Biggest Event Ever - Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva
Bellator's biggest fight card featured a double main event between fierce rivals Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva.

[06/12/17 - 09:17 AM]
Rock Icon Dave Navarro to Perform National Anthem for Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva
Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva airs live on pay-per-view beginning at 10pm ET/7pm PT.

[04/05/17 - 09:05 AM]
"Rampage" Jackson-"King Mo" Delivers 1.4 Million Viewers, Peaking with 1.6 Million
Spike TV further spins the numbers for Friday, March 31.

[03/30/17 - 09:34 AM]
Paramount Network Announces Big, Bold, and Ambitious Premium Programming Lineup for First Quarter of 2018
Among the other returning favorites that will premiere new seasons in the first quarter of 2018 include "Ink Master," "Bar Rescue," and Bellator MMA.

[01/24/17 - 08:56 AM]
1.85 Million Viewers Tune in for Tito Ortiz - Chael Sonnen Main Event on Spike TV
Spike TV spins the numbers for Saturday, January 21.

[01/23/17 - 02:52 PM]
Jenn Brown Joins Spike's Multi-Platform Coverage of Bellator MMA
In this newly created role, Brown will host Bellator's online fight coverage and provide updates as well as conduct interviews during the live telecasts.

[01/11/17 - 09:37 AM]
Spike TV and Bellator Present "Countdown to Ortiz vs Sonnen" on Friday, January 13 at 11:15 PM ET/PT
This massive event is Chael Sonnen's Bellator MMA debut and Tito Ortiz's last fight before retirement from the sport, leaving behind quite the legacy as one of the sport's pioneers and most recognizable fighters.

[10/03/16 - 07:54 AM]
Electus International Unveils Slate for MIPCOM 2016
Highlights include the previously unannounced series "ToyBox" for ABC and "Saving Christmas" for The CW.

[08/03/16 - 09:02 AM]
Bellator's Growth Continues with New International Deals
Electus International has secured new deals with broadcasters in Australia (Spike), Japan (AbemaTV), Russia (Match), China (LeEco), Africa (MBC), South Korea (KBSN), Benelux (Spike) and Bulgaria (bTV).

[07/16/16 - 07:06 PM]
Spike TV Presents a Knockout Weekend of World Championship Combat Sports
Bellator MMA's Benson Henderson (23-6) and Patricio "Pitbull" Freire (25-3), two of the most exciting mixed martial arts fighters in the world, do battle on Friday, August 26.

[02/22/16 - 03:25 PM]
Kimbo Slice - Dada 5000 Delivers 2.5 Million Viewers in Bellator 149 O-Feature on Spike TV
Spike TV spins the numbers for Friday, February 19.

[11/17/15 - 07:10 AM]
Bellator MMA Goes Global in 2016 - Fast-Rising Mixed Martial Arts Promotion to Hold Events in London, Tel Aviv, and Italy in 2016
The event in London will be held at the O2 Arena with the main card broadcast LIVE on Channel 5 in the UK and on tape-delay on Spike TV in the U.S.

[09/19/15 - 09:06 PM]
Fedor Emelianenko to Fight on Spike TV on New Year's Eve
Emanating from Tokyo, Japan, the event marks the debut of a new global MMA promotion run by former Pride President Nobuyuki Sakakibara.

[09/10/15 - 02:38 PM]
Spike's New Shoulder Programming Is Dynamite!
Spike and Bellator have joined forces to create a slate of compelling specials that are a must-see for any MMA fan.

[06/22/15 - 02:21 PM]
Kimbo Slice-Ken Shamrock Delivers Record Ratings for Spike
Spike TV spins the numbers for Friday, June 19.

[06/16/15 - 11:46 AM]
Spike TV and Bellator MMA Present the Definitive Look at Two of the Most Well-Known and Complicated Fighters in MMA History with "Finally: Kimbo vs. Shamrock"
Produced by Leigh Simons, the one-hour documentary debuts on Wednesday, June 17 at 11:00/10:00c.

[04/09/15 - 09:35 AM]
Electus International Unveils Slate for MIPTV 2015
The studio's offerings reflect a mix of scripted, unscripted, and event programming, and include original series concepts developed by Electus and its partners, as well as successful third party series that Electus has acquired for international distribution.

[02/13/15 - 10:30 AM]
"Friday Night Lights Out" on Spike TV
Each live telecast on Spike TV will include special content including in-depth feature segments showcasing the fighters and their unique personal stories.

[01/06/15 - 10:51 AM]
Bellator MMA's Top 20 Knockouts and 15 Fantastic Finishes - Friday, January 9th at 9pm
The former one-hour special is hosted by Bellator MMA analyst Jimmy Smith.

[11/18/14 - 09:09 AM]
A Record 1.8 Million Viewers Tune in to See Tito Ortiz-Stephan Bonnar Bout at Bellator 131 on Spike TV
Spike TV spins the numbers for Saturday, November 15.

[10/06/14 - 02:52 AM]
Electus International Acquires Viacom's Bellator MMA(TM) for International Distribution
The emerging sports league features many of the top MMA fighters in the world in action-packed events throughout North America.

[09/11/14 - 10:17 AM]
Jason Jordan Named Chief Operating Officer for Bellator MMA
Jordan's role expands from Senior Vice President, Digital Operations, Strategy & Finance, Viacom Entertainment Group.

[08/11/14 - 09:51 AM]
Bellator 123 Will Start at 8:00pm ET/PT on Spike TV on Friday, September 5
The following week, Bellator will return to its 9:00-11:00pm ET/PT timeslot.

[05/28/14 - 02:43 PM]
Bellator Kicks Off Season 11 From Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Casino on Friday, September 5th Live On Spike TV
The night will feature the return of "The Irish Bad Boy" Brennan Ward as he battles James Irvin in a middleweight feature fight.

[11/05/13 - 09:33 AM]
Record Ratings for Bellator's "Chandler-Alvarez II" on Spike TV
Spike TV spins the numbers for Saturday, November 2.

[07/08/13 - 07:10 PM]
Q2 in Review: How 436 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date through the second quarter of 2013.

[04/02/13 - 06:07 PM]
Q1 in Review: How 280 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date for the first quarter of 2013.

[02/28/13 - 08:16 AM]
Spike TV Launches Groundbreaking Co-Viewing App for Bellator MMA
The app works in concert with the live Spike broadcast to supply fans with real-time fight data only available through the app.







BELLATOR MMA LIVE (PARAMOUNT)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/17/13 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2019)
TIME SLOT:
fridays from 9:00 PM-11:15 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
12 (??? episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
DESCRIPTION:
(from Paramount Network's press release, June 2018) Bellator, a leading global combat sports franchise owned by Viacom, home to the world's premier entertainment brands, and DAZN, the world's largest dedicated live sports streaming service and part of Perform Group, today announced a multi-year landmark distribution agreement. The nine-figure deal will feature seven exclusive stacked fight cards per year on DAZN and another 15 that are simulcast across Paramount Network and DAZN. All fights will stream in any country where DAZN is available. As part of the platform's global expansion, DAZN will launch in the U.S. and Italy in 2018, with the service already live in Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan. "The exciting new partnership with DAZN is a game-changer for Bellator," said Bellator President Scott Coker. "The investment will enable us to continue expanding our roster with free agents that make sense, so we can put on PPV-worthy fight cards that fans want to see. Plus, on DAZN's worldwide platform, our fights will be seen live for the first time to new audiences around the globe." "It's simple; fans want to see great fighters in competitive fights so we've handed the keys to Scott Coker and his venerable team to go out and recruit even more top-level talent to further stack Bellator fight cards and build on their success," said DAZN CEO James Rushton. "With the combination of this investment and our recent announcement to bring more than 30 nights of boxing to the platform annually, DAZN will be a must-have for fight fans in the U.S." "The DAZN partnership speaks to the incredible growth of Bellator into a global sports powerhouse and high-valued franchise in the Viacom portfolio," said Kevin Kay, President, Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT. The deal begins with an epic event on Saturday, Sept. 29 from SAP Center in San Jose. The card features a highly anticipated middleweight title fight pitting Gegard Mousasi (44-6-2) against Rory MacDonald (20-4), who is moving up a weight class for a title shot against the 185-pound champ, along with the fourth fight in the legendary rivalry between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (37-13) and Wanderlei Silva(35-13). Also included on Sept. 29, will be the opening fight of Bellator's first-ever Welterweight World Grand Prix, which will feature eight of the best welterweight fighters on the planet. The Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix will be a major component of the first year of the multi-year agreement between Bellator and DAZN. An exclusive online presale for this event takes place tomorrow, June 27 through Thursday, June 28, with tickets going on sale to the general public on Friday, June 29 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets start at just $30 and will be available at the ThreatMetrix Ticket Office at SAP Center, as well as Bellator.com and Ticketmaster. The event will air live on DAZN at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Additional bouts will be announced in the coming weeks. DAZN, which now streams 15,000 live events and 100 million hours of sports content globally each year, will be available in the U.S. this September with exact pricing and dates being announced this summer.
CREW INFORMATION:
· no information is available
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· no information is available