Bellator FC signs Worldwide distribution deal with Engine Entertainment

The International company Engine Entertainment has completed an agreement with Bellator Fighting Championships to handle the exclusive worldwide distribution.

Bellator is already partnered with Fox Sports Net, NBC and Telemundo in the U.S., The Score in Canada, and now Engine Entertainment outside of those both countries.

Engine Entertainment will exclusively handle the 24 live events for the 2010 season, plus all additional PPV events that Bellator produces, and the twelve previously aired 2009 Bellator Season 1 shows.

Chris Philp, Chief Executive, Engine Entertainment, said he was pleased to be working with the promotion:

“With fighters from across the globe, Bellator has produced some of the most electrifying moments in MMA history,” Philp stated. “Bellator will thrill audiences in every country and we are excited to be distributing this successful nationally televised sports franchise worldwide.”

Bellator Chief Executive, Bjorn Rebney, said:

“Bellator is very pleased to be working with Engine Entertainment – a dynamic and accomplished player in the highly competitive international programming sales industry”

“With some of the best fighters from every corner of the globe and a unique format that allows fighters to truly control their own destiny, we are confident that our real-sport format will enjoy success internationally that equals or exceeds the success we have had to date here in the U.S.”

About Engine Entertainment:

Engine Entertainment, with offices in LA, New York, Miami, and London, is the new force in international TV distribution and production, with a management team with top-level experience in the global TV industry, high-level contacts across the world’s TV markets, and in-depth knowledge of international co-production structures. Engine Entertainment achieves worldwide penetration across all platforms and cost-effectively creates and delivers inspiring quality entertainment for worldwide television audiences.

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