TQS and Ultimate Fighting Championship today announced a television deal to air UFC events and programming, marking the first time in North American history that live UFC fights will be seen on terrestrial television. TQS has reached an agreement with UFC to present fights traditionally only aired via cable television networks.
We are pleased to have this deal in place, and look forward to bringing the most exciting live event in the world to TQS viewers,” said Dana White, UFC President. “UFC is huge in Canada, we have incredible fighters from there, and now fans in Quebec can experience UFC for free on TQS.”
Starting Friday, March 27, at 9 P.M. ET, TQS will broadcast over 52 hours of UFC fights in Canadian French language including four live events featuring the greatest athletes in the sport, as well as episodes of UFC WiRED and UFC Unleashed. The series is produced by UFC as well as IDI, the production company headed by Anne-Marie Losique and Marc Trudeau.