Sunday 11 December 2016

'The Notorious' series featuring Conor McGregor sold to 7 territories across the world

Published 30/09/2015 | 11:40

Conor McGregor will be in Dublin next week
Conor McGregor will be in Dublin next week
Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor
Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor are not friends
Conor McGregor (on left) in action last year against Dustin Poirier in Nevada

Compelling documentary The Notorious, which charts Conor McGregor's rise as a UFC fighter, has been sold into seven new territories around the world.

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SBS Australia, FOX SPORTS Australia, FOX Netherlands, BBC BRIT for Scandinavia, Poland and Africa, Qatar Airlines, Thai Airlines and Emirates and NRK Norway have all acquired the hit RTÉ2 series about the mixed martial arts star.

The six-part series, which was produced by McGregor and Motive Television for RTE, charts McGregor's rise, in just three years, from working as an apprentice plumber on the building sites of Dublin to becoming an internationally recognised fighter.

The filmmakers shadowed McGregor over a period of six months and the series covers his fight with Siver which took place in January.

He went on to fight Chad Mendes, who he defeated via second roundknockout at UFC 189 in July.

The highly anticipated championship title unification bout between McGregor and Aldo is set for December 12 when they will finally have their long-awaited grudge match.

Of the sale of the series, Bill Malone, Channel Controller RTÉ2 said, “The international success of The Notorious is a perfect example of how quality programming, originally conceived and produced for RTÉ2’s audience, can also hit home with international audiences in diverse territories all across the globe.

"The bottom line is it’s a great story, well told, featuring an amazing character. It’s great to see it getting the attention it deserves on a worldwide stage”.  

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