HEXAGONE MMA INKS BROADCAST AGREEMENTS IN AFRICA ON CANAL+ BOUQUET, AND 8 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE
A few months after its inception and the authorization of MMA in France, HEXAGONE MMA has reached a new milestone for local MMA by having signed agreements extending its exposure on both sides of the Mediterranean.
HEXAGONE MMA is going fast, as is the growth of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) which is dazzling in the world and now in France.
The league announces a series of broadcasting agreements allowing its French events to be broadcasted in a set of countries never seen before for a French sports organization.
- Now available in Europe in 8 countries thanks to the last agreements with the Polish public television TVP, Eleven Sports for Portugal and the O2 channel, the main private channel in Czech Republic and Slovakia
- Now available on the African continent exclusively on the CANAL+ bouquet with the channel Wataa
- and also available throughout the Middle East on ETISALAT, the largest satellite bouquet of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
This unprecedented exposure for French MMA athletes will accelerate the recognition of domestic fighters and develop the presence of French MMA on the international scene.
Next show will take place in REIMS, the city of Champagne region, on Feb 26, 2022.
ABOUT HEXAGONE MMA
The French professional MMA promotion, affiliated to the FMMAF (French Boxing Federation), aims to introduce this new sport in France through the organization of competitions throughout the country. The HEXAGONE MMA roster is composed of international athletes, French champions and national talents. The broadcasting of the competitions in France on RMC SPORT, the channel of the great MMA events, and in 60 other countries in LIVE allows French athletes to be revealed to a large audience around the world. The HEXAGONE MMA season is composed of 10 events per year, in France and in the French-speaking territories, and of a closing event at the FIGHT DOME in LAS VEGAS.
ABOUT MMA IN FRANCE
The French Minister of Sports, Roxana Maracineanu, has initiated the process of making the professional practice of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) official in France as of January 2020. The confirmation of an exponential worldwide craze since the 2000s for a discipline that reaches 1.2 billion households in the 158 countries where competitions are broadcast in 21 different languages. Great French champions are already imposing themselves in the main MMA leagues such as, the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), and many others from different martial arts and combat sports (judo, boxing, kickboxing, wrestling among others) are already announcing their interest in joining them. MMA is hosted by the French Boxing Federation within the FMMAF (French MMA Federation).