WEC And Versus To Extend Television Deal

Sports Buisness Journal has the news:

Versus is about to sign a multiyear rights extension with World Extreme Cagefighting, an important renewal for the mixed martial arts property.

The long-term extension, which should be finalized in the next few weeks, will have Versus televising more WEC fight cards in 2009. Last year, it had six WEC events on its schedule.

Versus is paying a rights fee for the programming, but details were not available. The extension will be for more than two years.

The deal will give Versus some broadband rights as well, allowing Versus.com to carry some WEC bouts not telecast on the network, sources said. The bouts will not be streamed live.

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