Approximately 22 million more customers will have access to the UFC's programming on Fuel TV soon. Ever since the UFC moved away from Spike TV at the start of 2012, Xfinity cable customers have not had access to a lot of UFC events and shows due to a lack of an agreement between Fox and Comcast. Well, that all appears to be in the past now since the two sides have come to an agreement. MMA Junkie explains:
The deal, announced Tuesday, impacts Comcast's approximately 22 million Xfinity cable subscribers.
They'll now have access to FOX's 20 broadcast outlets, including FUEL TV, which broadcasts dozens of UFC main and preliminary cards – and other UFC specialty programming such as weigh-in specials, pre-/post-event shows, and the weekly "UFC Tonight" news program – each year.
It was announced last month that Fox will be re-branding some of their networks and moving some programming around later in the year, and it's not clear at this time how that will play out under the deal. But regardless, it looks like Xfinity customers will still get Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2, so they'll have access to everything.
It goes without saying that today is a good day for Zuffa and UFC fans alike.