Luanda, Angola – TV Zimbo, the leading TV broadcaster in Angola, has signed a multi-year partnership with world renowned Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organisation, EFC.
This partnership places MMA content on air for the first time on TV Zimbo, bringing EFC and the sport to millions of viewers in Angola. EFC content is broadcast weekly on TV in over 120 countries, captivating fans around the globe, and now Angola will be part of the action.
“Once again TV Zimbo fulfils it’s promise of bringing something spectacular to Angolans – EFC. Every Sunday night, from the month of May, martial arts lovers will be able to see combat from the best MMA fighters of our continent including our very own Demarte Pena” stated Serge Kalu a Director at TV Zimbo.
Inverleigh Media, a sports marketing agency who helped broker the agreement are working with EFC on its expansion in Africa.
“We are very happy to partner with TV Zimbo, the most popular channel in Angola,” stated EFC President Cairo Howarth. “Angola has strong roots in EFC, with great Angolan athletes competing and winning titles, plus a massive fan following in the country. This partnership with TV Zimbo amplifies and grows the connection between EFC and Angola even further.”
EFC has several Angolan athletes: Demarte Pena, undefeated former bantamweight and featherweight champion, Marino Cutendana, a long-time flyweight contender, Katharyna Araujo, Nerik Simoes and Josemar Octavio.
The partnership will see hours of dedicated EFC programming broadcast weekly on the Angolan media powerhouse, as well as 10 live primetime events per year.
Notable highlights of the TV Zimbo broadcast partnership include:
- All 10 live EFC events will be broadcast on Sundays from 21:00 until 00:00 WAST.
- EFC Countdown shows to be broadcast on Fridays at 15h00, plus the best bouts will be broadcast weekly, every Monday at 09h00;
- The hit reality series, The Fighter Season 2 (TF2), debuts on 26 April and broadcast weekly on Tuesdays at 23h00. The live finale taking place on 29 June 2019
All eyes now turn to EFC 79 Kabesa vs Caput, Gorimbo vs Da Rocha, presented by Restonic Mattresses, taking place on Saturday 4 May live from Carnival City, Johannesburg. Tickets are on sale at computicket.com, and the 5 main card bouts will be broadcast on TV Zimbo. Full broadcast details available on efcworldwide.com.