Layer3 TV To Deliver Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva PPV Fight in 4K UHD
Viacom Media Networks Music and Entertainment Group will handle the live 4K production at MSG
Layer3 TV will broadcast this Saturday’s Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs Silva live PPV fight at Madison Square Garden in 4K UHD. Layer3 TV subscribers can purchase the event in either 4K or HD. In addition, for a limited time after the live PPV, Layer3 TV will have the fight available in 4K on demand. Viacom Media Networks Music and Entertainment Group will handle the live 4K production at MSG.
“For mixed–martial-arts fans, Layer3 TV is a dream come true: they’re able to not only watch the fights but to feel as if they are actually cageside,” says Layer3 TV Chief Content Officer Lindsay Gardner. “Layer3 TV keeps delighting customers by adding 4K content, whether it’s a full-time 4K channel or on-demand 4K television series. Delivering Bellator’s biggest event ever in 4K is a continuation of our commitment to deliver quality content.”
The Bellator card also includes a heavyweight bout between Russian icon Fedor Emelianenko and hard-hitting Matt Mitrione and two championship bouts: Douglas Lima (28-6) defending his title in the 170-lb. category against Lorenz Larkin (18-5, 1 NC) and current lightweight champion Michael Chandler (16-3) putting his world title on the line against the undefeated Brent Primus (7-0).
Saturday night will also feature Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader airing on Spike and CMT, headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between current champ Phil Davis and Ryan Bader, which will serve as a lead-in to the pay-per-view telecast.
“To host an event of this magnitude at Madison Square Garden in the heart of New York is an amazing achievement for us,” says Bellator President Scott Coker. “Now Layer3 TV subscribers watching the event in 4K will feel as if they are front row. 4K is the best way to watch and be a part of Bellator history if you can’t be with us in the arena.”
“iN DEMAND is committed to delivering popular content in the highest picture quality,” says Lauren LoFrisco, EVP, distribution and business management, iN DEMAND, which is distributing the event. “We are thrilled to partner with Layer3 TV, which is committed to showing our content in the best available resolution and delivering on the highest of standards.”
Bellator 180 will be broadcast free in HD on Spike beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva starts at 10:00 p.m. ET. Layer3 TV is the only provider equipping every subscriber’s set-top box with 4K the moment it is powered on. Customers purchasing the event for $59.99 will experience it in 4K; those paying $49.99 will receive the event in HD. Layer3 TV is currently available in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Denver, where the company’s headquarters are located.