GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced a partnership with Pluto TV, the leading free Internet television service in America, to livestream the preliminary bouts that lead off every GLORY fight night.
Previously untelevised, full preliminary fight cards take place before the GLORY SuperFight Series at each live event. These bouts offer the first look at up-and-coming kickboxing talent before they are ready to debut on the big stage.
Beginning this Friday, Dec. 1 with GLORY’s New York show, and continuing into 2018, all preliminary bouts will be livestreamed for the first time on Pluto TV’s GLORY Kickboxing channel (Ch. 227), available to more than 6 million users.
“Pluto TV has been a great partner for GLORY,” said Nadim Tannous, Vice President of Digital, GLORY. “Their curated GLORY channel has already been extremely well received and this additional live content will create new means for fans to access the kickboxing they crave.
“A major element of our online strategy is to distribute via OTT platforms and increase our brand presence with the leaders in that space. We look forward to growing further with Pluto TV.”
“Pluto TV fans love sports and GLORY Kickboxing is one of our most popular channels," added Amy Kuessner, VP of Content Partnerships, Pluto TV. “This expanded partnership brings never before seen live content to our viewers nationwide.”
The preliminary card on Friday, Dec. 1 consists of nine kickboxing bouts. Pluto TV’s commentary team, Andrew Montanez and UFC fighter Dennis Bermudez, will call the first six bouts, while GLORY play-by-play man Todd Grisham and color commentator Joseph Valtellini will call the final three bouts.
All nine bouts will stream live and free on Pluto TV, with the final three bouts simulcast on the GLORY Facebook page and YouTube channel.