TORONTO — Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc.,a global, multi-platform media company, today announced an international partnership with DirecTV Latin America that will deliver Anthem’s Invicta Fighting Championships to countries throughout South America.
The agreement will give DirecTV Latin America subscribers in South America – including Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela — access to Invicta FC events. Each event will be shown on DirecTV Latin America’s dedicated fight channel, D-Fight, and broadcast live and in Spanish.
DirecTV Latin America viewers will be able to enjoy Invicta FC’s thrilling return to Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 18, as the promotion presents Invicta FC 51 at 9:00 p.m. ET. The loaded fight card is headlined by a highly anticipated main event matchup, as UFC veteran Talita Bernardo seeks to hand bantamweight champion Taneisha “Triple Threat” Tennant her first defeat in the Invicta cage. Other highlights include Kristina “Warhorse” Williams battling Brazilian knockout specialist Ketlen “Esquentadinha” Souza for the vacant flyweight title; Serena “The Southpaw Outlaw” DeJesus going toe-to-toe with “Big Bad” Olga Rubin; a hard-hitting bantamweight showdown between “Grizzly” Claire Guthrie and Auttumn “The Natural” Norton; an atomweight bout pitting Marisa “Spider Monkey” Messer-Belenchia against Brazilian newcomer Elisandra “Lili” Ferreira; and more.
“Latin America has a long and rich history in mixed martial arts, producing some of the greatest fighters in the sport,” said Shannon Knapp, founder and president of Invicta FC. “This new partnership with DirecTV Latin America presents an exciting opportunity for Invicta to showcase our talented all-female athletes – many of which have Latin American roots themselves – to even more passionate MMA fans around the world, expanding our reach even further and giving us a major platform to demonstrate everything that makes Invicta FC a trailblazer in the industry and a true global force. We look forward to sharing all that Invicta FC has to offer with DirecTV Latin America’s audience when Invicta FC 51 premieres on January 18.”
The DirecTV Latin America deal continues a string of recent TV distribution agreements that brings Invicta FC events to fans around world. In 2022, Anthem Sports & Entertainment reached deals to distribute Invicta FC events to:
- Central America via Fox Sports Mexico (Mexico)
- Northern and Eastern Europe viawith Viaplay (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland and Sweden)
- Central Asia and Eastern Europe via Match TV (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan)
- Sub-Saharan Africa via StarTimes (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros Islands, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of South Africa, Reunion, Rwanda, St. Helena and Ascension, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia (including Somaliland,) Socotra, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and adjacent islands)
In addition to the aforementioned countries, Invicta FC is televised on Anthem properties AXS TV in the United States and Fight Network in Canada.
About Invicta FC:
Invicta Fighting Championships (invictafc.com) is a world championship, all-pro mixed martial arts (MMA) fight series dedicated to providing female athletes with a major platform to hone their skills on a consistent basis. Founded in 2012 by longtime MMA executive Shannon Knapp, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible match-ups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport. Follow Invicta on Twitter (@InvictaFights), Facebook (InvictaFights) and Instagram (@InvictaFC) for all the latest information.
About Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc.
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc. is a global multi-platform media company with offices and studios in Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, New York, Kansas City, Cleveland and Toronto. Anthem’s portfolio includes AXS TV, a leading music, entertainment and lifestyle television channel and digital media company; global film distribution company Gravitas Ventures; Fight Network, the world’s premier combat sports channel; IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world’s leading wrestling organizations specializing in original programming and live events; Invicta Fighting Championships, the world’s premier all-women mixed martial arts promotion; Game+, the leader in Esports and gaming content; GameTV, the home of game shows and competition-based reality series; and HDNet Movies, which features theatrically released films and documentaries. Anthem also has a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S.