The UFC’s new digital network, which is set to launch in 2014, has been immersed in a lack of detail as to exactly what all of its particulars are, but today at least, fans got to find out the new channel’s name and price point.
As it turns out, the new digital service will be called “UFC Fight Pass” and will be available at a monthly subscription charge of $9.99.
The service is set to (eventually) provide a full spectrum of Zuffa owned products, inclusive the UFC’s entire library of fights, as well as those of Pride, Strikeforce, the WEC, WFA and Elite XC. Beyond that, the channel will also provide exclusive behind-the-scenes content.
Additionally, all preliminary bouts which are currently available on Facebook or other website streams will be terminated and shifted over to the new subscription service.
In terms of an exact launch date none has been given yet, but the channel is set to air its first live event on January 4th, with the broadcast of UFC Fight Night 34: Tarec Saffiedine vs. Hyun Gyu Lim, live from Singapore. After the fight’s conclusion the card will be made available on “FP” for immediate replay.
Full details of the network will be made public this week and prior to UFC 168; the package does not affect pay-per-views, FOX or FS1 & FS2 programming.