Starting in October, Bellator MMA’s home network will be CBS Sports.
For the past seven years, Bellator events have been aired on Paramount Network, formerly known as Spike TV. Two years ago, they reached a deal with DAN to host the Pay-Per-View events.
“We’re excited to have CBS Sports Network serve as the new home of live Bellator MMA events,” CBS Sports Executive Vice President Dan Weinberg said in a statement. “It’s a great opportunity to showcase some of the best events and biggest names in the sport.”
CBS is known for being one of the major providers of March Madness. There is no question that their ability to market and promote is next level considering the ratings March Madness has brought over the years.
Now, CBS Sports will be the exclusive home of the booming promotion. Do you think this network is the best option for Bellator at this time, or do you think staying with Paramount would have been the right move? Let us know!
Written by: Drew Pierce