Karate Combat and CBS Sports sign USA broadcast agreement
by John O'Regan, 2021-06-15
Karate Combat and CBS Sports today announced a television agreement for the upcoming third season of programming from the global leader in professional full-contact karate.
Commencing with the season premiere episode on Thursday, July 1, the twelve-episode Karate Combat: Season Three will air weekly on CBS Sports Network.
Martial arts legends Georges St-Pierre and Lyoto Machida - both of them karate black belts - lead the Karate Combat: Season Three broadcast line-up alongside regular commentator Bas Rutten.
The unique Karate Combat production values continue in season three, with the Epic Games Unreal Engine (Fortnite) and state-of-the-art CGI technology building incredible virtual environments for fighters to compete in.
This season, Karate Combat’s “real fights in unreal worlds” philosophy takes viewers on a journey from Ancient Japan to 1980s Hollywood and finally 2065 AD. The three themes pay tribute to karate’s roots, rise to mainstream prominence and potential as the fight-sport of the future.
“CBS is a leader in the sports space and we are thrilled with this partnership. Millions of households across the US will be able to watch our biggest-ever season and see for themselves why Karate Combat is one of the fastest-growing promotions in the world today,” said Rob Bryan, CEO, Karate Combat.
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For more information, including a full programming schedule, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com