Six, five-hour PFL Regular Season events will take place on Thursday nights from May to August. Three PFL Playoff events will take place in October and will feature the top eight fighters in each of the competition’s six weight classes attempting to fight—and win—twice in the same night to advance to the PFL Championship. The season culminates with the PFL 2019 Championship on New Year’s Eve with world title fights in every weight class. Winners of each title bout will be crowned PFL World Champion in their weight class and earn $1 million.
The portal is offered in a responsively designed interface specifically designed for easy navigation on handsets and tablets. The platform also operates on PCs using HTML5 video technology to deliver HD content in adaptive bitrates, automatically providing fans with the optimal resolution for their devices based on their local internet connectivity. International fans (outside of major cable broadcast areas) with broadband connections can use Chromecast and Airplay technologies to display games on their large screen TVs. The PFL International internet subscription site is at http://pfl.yaretv.com.
“There is a huge appetite for combat sports, and we are always looking to meet the global demand with high-quality action and premium production,” said Laurent Pourrut, CEO, Fighting Spirit. “We are thrilled to partner with the PFL, an innovator in the space who shares in our commitment to growing the sport and elevating the fan viewing experience.”
“The growth of MMA continues to expand and there are growing legion of fans around the world that are very excited about where the PFL is heading, “ stated Yare CEO, Hugh Dobbie. “We are excited to partner with Fighting Spirit to provide a high definition online stream of events to reach dedicated PFL fans in underserviced regions.”
The season culminates with the PFL 2019 Championship on New Year’s Eve with world title fights in everyweight class. Winners of each title bout will be crowned PFL World Champion in their weight class and earn $1 million.
Packages start at $7.95 USD for a single regular season event. A Season Pass for all ten events, including the Championship, is $72.95 USD.
About Yare Media
Yare addresses changing content distribution models in sports, broadcasting and entertainment. The company focuses on helping organizations implement market strategies that generate new over-the-top (OTT) digital revenues and help grow their audience and brand. Yare offers enabling platforms, transcoding, transaction processing, content delivery services, advanced analytics, and casting technologies for organizations wanting to deliver high quality video experiences. Clients include: Rogers Sportsnet, the Canadian Football League (CFL), Canada West University Athletics Association, HNLIVE and IFAF.
About Fighting Spirit
Established in 2004, FIGHTING SPIRIT is the leading combat sports rights distributor, providing more than 100 live events per year with 1000+ hours of delayed content. FIGHTING SPIRIT’s catalogue includes a wide range of programs from MMA (like M-1 Global from Russia), the World Championships of Kickboxing by Enfusion, Wrestling (AAA Worldwide: the leading Lucah Libre promotion in the world), Boxing (including WBC and IBF championships), traditional Martial Arts and Reality TV shows.