Continuing to strengthen its global footprint, the UFC has partnered with Abu Dhabi Media for the launch of its first Arabic language streaming platform in the MENA region, ‘UFC Arabia’.
Downloadable in the region’s 21 countries, the platform will exclusively live stream events as well as access a range of fight videos, enabling fans to switch from English to Arabic with ease.
Abdulrahman Awadh Al Harthi, Executive Director of Television at Abu Dhabi Media commented on the partnership: “We are very excited to welcome back UFC to Abu Dhabi through the launch of this first Arabic language streaming platform, UFC Arabia. We are thrilled to allow all passionate fans in the UAE, and MENA, a chance to exclusively live stream all UFC events, and this step reaffirms our commitment to bringing all major sports to our viewers in the region.
“Abu Dhabi Media is keen to serve its audiences by diversified media channels, and reaching out through unique online and digital platforms. We are proud of this launch which identifies our efforts to adapt the best practices by providing the best entertaining and useful content.
“UFC Arabia will provide fans in the MENA region with one place to view all UFC live events as well as hundreds of hours of shoulder programming,” commented David Shaw, UFC Senior Vice President, International and Content. “We are committed to growing the sport across the region and this new streaming service will help us achieve this common goal.”
The digital subscription service will offer customers live online access to all UFC events, as well as a comprehensive content library, which will be available in English and Arabic.
“We are very proud to cater to our audience in the region by offering exclusive access to UFC live events, and various other content types, through this one-of-a kind streaming platform. Subscribers will be able to enjoy a 30 day free trial period, which can be cancelled at any time, free of charge before the expiration of the trial period,” added Al Harethi.
UFC Arabia will be available in the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Live-stream of events will be provided for subscribers only within the countries specified in the Territory list.