SHOWTIME & PBC Ink Three-Year Deal

By Caryn A. Tate on August 30, 2018
SHOWTIME & PBC Ink Three-Year Deal
The new deal will involve monthly events presented by PBC. (Amanda Wescott/SHOWTIME)

In 2019, SHOWTIME will present an even larger schedule with live boxing from virtually every level of the sport…

SHOWTIME Sports and Premier Boxing Champions announced on Thursday that they have entered into a three-year agreement for boxing programming. The deal involves a monthly series of events presented by Premier Boxing Champions, airing live on SHOWTIME. In addition, the agreement calls for Premier Boxing Champions to significantly expand the content for live boxing programming on SHOWTIME in 2019.

Stephen Espinoza, SHOWTIME’s President of Sports and Event Programming, said, “Over the past seven-plus years, SHOWTIME has developed the most comprehensive slate of boxing programming in the world. We have consistently been recognized for making the most significant contributions to the sport of boxing, both financially and editorially. Building off our industry-leading live event schedule, this long-term deal with Premier Boxing Champions ensures that SHOWTIME will remain the No. 1 destination for the world’s greatest fighters and their passionate and diverse fans.”

“Premier Boxing Champions is pleased to extend our relationship with SHOWTIME and continue our commitment to providing the best boxing events with the biggest stars across the most popular divisions in the sport,’’ said Tim Smith, Vice President of Communications for Haymon Boxing.

In 2018, SHOWTIME is delivering more live boxing than any other network—more than 30 presentations in total by the end of this year. In 2019, anchored largely by Premier Boxing Champions’ events and including content providers from around the world, SHOWTIME will present an even larger schedule with live boxing from virtually every level of the sport—prospects and contenders, to world championship bouts, world title unifications and pay-per-view tent pole attractions.

In addition, SHOWTIME Sports will continue to grow its burgeoning slate of shoulder programming in support of the sport and its athletes including the three-time Sports Emmy Award winning series ALL ACCESS, the cutting-edge talk show BELOW THE BELT WITH BRENDAN SCHAUB, and digital-only series such as SHO REPORT, FIGHT NIGHT and RING RESUME.

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