Abu Dhabi Media partners with STARZPLAY to live-stream UFC events in MENA

Abu Dhabi Media, the UAE’s public service broadcaster, and STARZPLAY, the region’s subscription video on-demand service, announced a strategic collaboration to live-stream UFC events across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

The partnership comes ahead of UFC Fight Island’s return to Abu Dhabi from January 16th, and the awaited bout between UFC superstar Conor McGregor and former interim UFC lightweight champion Dustin Poirier on January 24.

As part of the collaboration, STARZPLAY subscribers will be able to enjoy all the UFC Live events as well as an array of VOD content library of previous fights, shows, interviews, and special content such as Dana White’s Contender Series.

The CCO and Co-Founder of STARZPLAY, Danny Bates, said, “Our partnership with Abu Dhabi Media to include UFC Arabia on STARZPLAY further strengthens our content. With more and more people taking to online streaming services, offering diverse content for our subscribers is our differentiating strength. Through this partnership, our subscribers can now watch all the excitement of UFC on STARZPLAY.”

The Head of Abu Dhabi Sports Channels of Abu Dhabi Media, Yaqoub Al Saadi, also commented, “We are excited to announce that the region’s UFC fans can now enjoy access to live streamed UFC events, as well as a significant content library of previous content, through STARZPLAY. This decision to expand access to UFC Arabia is part of our on-going strategy to provide compelling digital content for consumers and is in line with our commitment to bringing major sports to viewers in the region.”

UFC Arabia is now accessible on STARZPLAY for AED/SAR 18.99 (5.17 USD), in addition to existing subscription packages.