WBSS agree further European media rights deals
COMOSA AG and MP & Silva, the sports media rights agency, acting as the sales agent on behalf of the World Boxing Super Series, are pleased to announce an exclusive media rights agreement with Türk Telekom and Match TV to showcase the inaugural 2017/18 season of the World Boxing Super Series and its quest for the Muhammad Ali Trophy.
Türk Telekom is the first integrated telecommunications operator in Turkey, and will cover all Fight Nights of the World Boxing Super Series 2017/18, with the first quarter-final fight on September 9th.
The tournament will be of particular interest to Turkish audiences as the quarter-final on October 7th sees Turkish boxer Avni Yildirim take on the No. 3 seed Chris Eubank Jr. (IBO Champion). The fight is to be held in Stuttgart, Germany. There is also particular local interest from the Russian fans as both Russian IBF World Champions Murat Gassiev (fighting against Krzysztof Wlodarczyk on the 21st October) and ‘The Russian Hammer’ Dmitry Kudryashov (fighting against Yunier Dorticos on the 23rd September) are competing in the tournament.
MP & Silva’s CEO, Jochen Lösch: “Türk Telekom is a fantastic premium partner to showcase the World Boxing Super Series and the perfect platform for the tournament in Turkey. I’m thrilled to announce this important partnership.” He also said: “I’m very pleased that Russian fans will be able to watch the World Boxing Super Series on Match TV, the premium Russian sports media broadcaster.”
Roger Lodewick, COMOSA’s Chief Commercial Officer: “We’re delighted to have Türk Telekom as our partner in Turkey. Türk Telekom is a strong and innovative partner with key sporting properties like the UEFA Champions League on their platform. The World Boxing Super Series is also providing the best of the best and as a result we see this partnership as an acknowledgement of the premium level of the quest for the Muhammad Ali Trophy.” Continuing about the partnership with Match TV, “Match TV is the premium sports media partner in Russia, and the perfect home for the World Boxing Super Series. We are very pleased that the Russian audience and boxing fans will have the chance to watch the Muhammad Ali Trophy on Match TV.”
Türk Telekom said in a statement: “We are proud to be the broadcaster of the World Boxing Super Series on Türk Telekom Tivibu. Also, we are happy to bring together Turkish talent Avni Yıldırım with Turkish sports fans; in addition to 2.3 million subscribers. World Boxing Super Series will be available with highlights and clips on free platforms such as tivibuspor.com and Tivibu Sports Free to air channel with exclusive live programs. Muhammad Ali is an iconic and significant name for Turkish sport fans at all times. Therefore, we are confident that the World Boxing Super Series will be this year’s one of the best sports event in Turkey. We are planning to broadcast all games and every small detail of Muhammad Ali Trophy in Turkey, as well.”
Furthermore media rights agreements have been concluded in Bulgaria (Nova), Ukraine (Inter), Singapore (StarHub), Belgium (VOO) and Sub-Saharan Africa (TVMS).