Last week UFC.TV had a bad week as subscribers who paid to watch the Mayweather vs McGregor fight found themselves unable to stream the event as other services such as Sling TV and ShowtimePPV easily streamed it.
UFC quickly laid the blame for the outage at the feet of its back-end provider and now it has announced a new back-end partner. The new partner is FITE.TV, a service used to stream UFC215 through its app and website.
“When we first launched FITE TV, our goal was to bring combat sports fans the very best events,” FITE CEO Kosta Jordanov said in a press release. “The signing of this distribution deal with UFC has validated that goal, and we look forward to building an amazing relationship with the sports industry leader.”
The old partner NeuLion was excited to announce that it would be working with UFC to stream the big Mayweather vs McGregor fight; however, after things went south it went dark and is currently referring questions to its PR department.
The UFC seems to be making long-term changes to find ways to ensure a better streaming experience for future fights.
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