Bellator announces partnership with Spanish-language provider mun2Posted on June 28, 2012, 04:42 PM by Mike Searson
Bellator Fighting Championships has announced a new partnership with US-based Spanish language channel mun2, part of the Telemundo Communications Group, to broadcast its events in Spanish.
Beginning on Friday June 29, mun2 will broadcast a series of Spanish language highlight shows recapping previous Bellator events beginning with Bellator 60 and its Featherweight World Championship fight between Pat Curran and Joe Warren.
Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney stated via press release: “Both Bellator and mun2 have both experienced tremendous growth since our earlier alliance, so when the possibility of re-aligning with mun2 for anything/everything Bellator Spanish language in the US, the move was a natural fit. Since our first event, Bellator has recognized and respected Hispanic consumers as some of the greatest MMA fans in the world, and this partnership ensures that audience will have a new spectacular home where it can watch Bellator LIVE and Best Of on a weekly basis.”
Senior Vice President of Programming and Production, Flavio Morales echoed the CEO's sentiments: “We’re all very excited to have Bellator return to mun2. Mun2 is all about bringing Latinos their stars, music and sports. There is no question Latinos love MMA and we are glad to make mun2 the home for Bellator once again.”
Going forward, every LIVE Bellator event in 2012 and 2013 will be broadcast live on mun2 in Spanish. The mun2 broadcast team will feature the long time Bellator Spanish language commentating team of George X and Manny Rodriguez, who have announced every Bellator event, dating back to Bellator’s debut in 2009.
Reuniting a partnership that saw mun2 air 22 live Bellator events during the promotion’s second and third seasons, Bellator has returned to mun2 to reach out to the Latino market. In the United States, alone, mun2 is broadcast to more than 34 million homes nationwide.