There is some great news for mixed martial arts fans coming out today. Comcast announced a deal with the FOX Networks that will be bringing channels like FUEL TV to Xfinity TV customers.
Comcast Corporation and Fox Networks (FN) announced today that they have reached an agreement for a new distribution pact to deliver Fox Broadcasting’s (FOX) and Fox Television Stations’ (FTS) wide array of entertainment, sports and local news content to Comcast Xfinity TV customers across televisions, computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and internet-enabled televisions. The renewal supports the companies’ mutual goal to deliver the most popular video content to customers across multiple platforms.
The agreement provides video service to nearly 22 million Xfinity TV customers of both live and on demand programming from 20 FTS broadcast stations (13 Fox and 7 MyNet) as well as FX, FX Movie Channel, SPEED, FUEL TV, FOX Soccer, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, MundoFox, Fox Deportes, and Fox Business Network.
Financial terms were not disclosed. However, the agreement also includes a framework for both companies to continue to collaborate on new multiplatform offerings so that the companies can take advantage of new technologies and programming through the life of the deal, including Comcast’s advanced advertising and ad systems integration services.
Prior to the agreement, MMA fans were unable to watch preliminary bouts on FUEL TV if they were a Comcast customer. Now, they will get the same kind of all-access coverage and behind the scenes looks at the sport that others are able to experience. It is an exciting time for fans of the sport and it will only help the mixed martial arts grow in popularity as the network is now available in many more households.