EBU Announces 2 Year Deal with Fighting Spirit

Fighting Spirit joins EBU's new content trading platform EurovisionShowcase.com

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has signed combat sports media rights agency Fighting Spirit to a two-year deal on its new online content trading platform, EurovisionShowcase.com

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EurovisionShowcase.com promotes rights availability for programmes and formats from around the globe, enabling creators to showcase their work and buyers to source compelling content for their channels.

Andy Wood, CEO, Eurovision London Ltd. (EBU subsidiary) comments: “Combat sports are becoming increasingly popular on TV, and this is an exciting time for Fighting Spirit to be joining our new online marketplace and community for media professionals.”

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Sacha Puyssegur, Sales Manager, Fighting Spirit, comments: “EurovisionShowcase.com is a powerful marketing resource that enables us to promote our content rights and reach out to the global media industry.”

Why EurovisionShowcase.com?
The falling cost of content production and the boom in broadband and mobile viewing platforms are key enabling factors. The push to develop and improve technology capable of receiving and playing high-quality media is driving demand for more and higher quality audio and visual content.

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To meet this demand, the trading of rights needs to evolve and become simpler. As the volume of content grows, the EurovisionShowcase.com platform answers that need by making it easier for media professionals to promote and source quality content.

Bringing businesses together
Members of EurovisionShowcase.com can buy and sell content rights across a global customer base. Advanced search features enable buyers to source suitable rights and connect with vendors to negotiate directly and agree terms.

EurovisionShowcase.com has been developed by Eurovision London Ltd., a subsidiary of the European Broadcasting Union. EBU Members operate more than 300 radio and 280 television channels, reaching an audience exceeding 650 million viewers each week.

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About the EBU
The EBU serves 85 national media organizations in 56 countries in and around Europe. It represents its Members and promotes the values and distinctiveness of public service media in Europe and around the world. The Eurovision and Euroradio networks deliver news, sports, events and music to EBU Members and other media organizations. Services to Members range from legal advice, technical standardization and development to coproduction and exchange of quality European content.

About Fighting Spirit
Fighting Spirit is an International Media Rights Agency based in France and is the only worldwide company that specializes in the management, brand development, and distribution of combat sports TV programmes. Its portfolio includes all ranges of combat sport programmes from Wrestling with CMLL Lucha Libre, to MMA with TKO Major League and Cage Rage, through to Documentaries, Reality TV shows such as Enfusion, and Live Events of It's Showtime - The World Championships of Kickboxing.

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