it seems these are the packages WME has formally begun offering:
1) ppv prelims and ppv replays rights.
--There will be roughly 8 ppv's a year with prelims
-Replay rights include premiering the event on their network shortly after the ppv (within a month)
- roughly 8 ppv's a year
- they want this package on a big platform like espn, cbs, big fox, NBC.
2) Primetime Fight Nights - prelims and main card
- comes with rights to create clip shows, countdowns, etc...
- networks will have exclusive rights to a certain amount of fighters that are built and developed on its network (outside of ppv)
-may or may not come with a title fight per year or more depending on the amount of fight nights purchased.
-They want as many networks as possible to buy this package. They want multiple networks promoting the UFC to their audience and multiple networks building/developing stars who will also be featured on ppv...
they want this package on fox, fs1, NBC, NBC sports, cbs, showtime, espn, hbo, turner, etc....
3) Tuesday night (UFCcontender series)
-weekly live show
-this will be used to recruit talent for the fight nights. From here fighters will go on to the fight nights on different networks.
-they want this weekly show on one network. It will likely be fs1 as they're likely to pay the most for it... second most likely would be NBC sports.
4) fight pass library, fightpass prelims, non primetime intl fight nights
-this package is tailored for a streaming service like Amazon.
5) tuf and other derivative programming
- they can tailor UFC programming to a networks. needs i.e. Netflix may not want live sports but they may want a docu series or a drama series. Viacom/spike or another network may want tuf. Other reality shows like looking for a fight, etc.