FPT TV (Truyền hình FPT) will distribute PFL’s Regular Season, Playoff and Championship Fights, as well as
PFL Studios original programming
PFL 2021 season premieres on Friday, April 23 in primetime on
ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+
NEW YORK (April 6, 2021) – The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced it has partnered with FPT TV, one of the leading broadcasters in Vietnam, as its exclusive content provider for the 2021 season, expanding the league’s distribution in Asia.
FPT TV will carry each PFL event across the Regular Season, Playoff and Championship, and viewers in Vietnam will have the ability to watch the unmatched broadcast and streaming production that showcases MMA in a true season format for the first time.
“Our partnership with FPT TV represents the growing demand for MMA content in Asia,” said Peter Murray, CEO of the PFL. “PFL appeals to the more than 550 million MMA fans around the world because of our unique season format and our elite talent, and our premium broadcast product is accelerating our global footprint.”
Original programming created by PFL Studios – a fully integrated global media division of the Professional Fighters League producing original MMA content for all platforms including television, digital and mobile – will also be included.
FPT is the leading sports broadcaster in Vietnam, including packages for the Serie A – Top-tier Italian football and all Asian Football Confederation national team and club competitions. They are pioneers using IPTV technology in Vietnam, providing customers with a variety of entertainment facilities that are highly interactive with users.
The 2021 PFL’s season will begin on April 23 on ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in prime time in the United States. In Vietnam, customers of FPT TV can enjoy all 2021 PFL’s season exclusive on FPT TV and app Foxy at the same time with US. The other regular season events will take place on April 29, May 6, June 10, June 17 and June 25.
PFL has quickly established itself as the no. 2 MMA company in the world with distribution on ESPN in the U.S. and to more than 160 countries via premium sports networks and platforms and has experienced tremendous YoY growth across digital channels – 68% follower increase on Instagram, 30% total audience growth across digital, and a 200% social engagement spike.
ABOUT THE PROFESSIONAL FIGHTERS LEAGUE
Professional Fighters League (PFL) is the first and only to present MMA in the sports-season format where individual fighters compete in Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship. PFL is the innovation leader with the PFL SmartCage delivering viewers on-screen fight analytics and real-time prop bets. PFL Roster is second to none with 25% of its fighters ranked in the top 25 in their weight-class. All PFL 2021 Season events are live primetime on ESPN2/ESPN+ in the U.S. and available on leading broadcast and streaming outlets in 160 countries worldwide.
About FPT TV
FPT Television has provided quality services to millions of Vietnamese households. FPT Television always focuses on upgrading products, interfaces, and content. Since the main audience that FPT Television targets is family. Besides the movies, shows serving for kids and women target, FPT Television also focus on sports content for lovable sporting fans, men target. For more information, please visit https://truyenhinh.fpt.vn/.