CBS and ProElite bring martial arts to primetime


CBS and ProElite, an LA-based entertainment and media company that produces world class mixed martial arts (MMA) events, announced a multi-year agreement that will bring one of the fastest growing spectator sports to a major broadcast television network for the first time.

CBS will broadcast four MMA events per year, produced by ProElite’s EliteXC fight division, as two-hour live primetime specials targeted for Saturday nights. 

The agreement augments an existing relationship between the companies which began broadcasting its EliteXC live MMA events on CBS’s Showtime Network in 2007.  EliteXC events will continue to air on SHO.