US and Canada are only countries who have PPV

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kingsmasher
10/28/12 10:56:52PM
In this article I was surprised that Brazil UFC events are also on regular TV

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Adrenaline
10/29/12 7:16:46AM

Posted by kingsmasher

In this article I was surprised that Brazil UFC events are also on regular TV

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Events are free in Brazil because they don't have as many deaf people to buy the PPV's when Hamill fights.

Bubbles
10/29/12 8:28:43AM
It's probably due to the time zone differences where their TV networks pay a crapload to allow them to do this. Until FOX or NBC Sports or ESPN or CBS pays close to what they pay to air the NFL/NBA/MLB/NCAA, us North Americans will continue to fund their PPV model
Bythar
10/29/12 9:06:36AM
Speaking as a guy from Northern Ireland, it is a lot cheaper for us to watch UFC events. I can subscribe to ESPN UK for like 11 quid per month, but I tend to just buy the streams on Facebook - I watch a lot of mma and I want to support the UFC. I like the added element of control whereby I get to see every fight without trouble whenever I like, whereas you can be robbed of that on a tv broadcast.

I probably couldn't afford the extremely high prices of the US PPV.

We do face different challenges though. Staying up for UFC events live (which I like to do) means you're up til 6am with the events tending to start at 3am due to the time difference.
postman
10/29/12 9:13:54AM

Posted by Bythar

Speaking as a guy from Northern Ireland, it is a lot cheaper for us to watch UFC events. I can subscribe to ESPN UK for like 11 quid per month, but I tend to just buy the streams on Facebook - I watch a lot of mma and I want to support the UFC. I like the added element of control whereby I get to see every fight without trouble whenever I like, whereas you can be robbed of that on a tv broadcast.

I probably couldn't afford the extremely high prices of the US PPV.

We do face different challenges though. Staying up for UFC events live (which I like to do) means you're up til 6am with the events tending to start at 3am due to the time difference.



See that would be sick just get home from the bar sit down and watch a free UFC is my kind of a saturday night!
Bythar
10/29/12 12:02:25PM

Posted by postman


Posted by Bythar

Speaking as a guy from Northern Ireland, it is a lot cheaper for us to watch UFC events. I can subscribe to ESPN UK for like 11 quid per month, but I tend to just buy the streams on Facebook - I watch a lot of mma and I want to support the UFC. I like the added element of control whereby I get to see every fight without trouble whenever I like, whereas you can be robbed of that on a tv broadcast.

I probably couldn't afford the extremely high prices of the US PPV.

We do face different challenges though. Staying up for UFC events live (which I like to do) means you're up til 6am with the events tending to start at 3am due to the time difference.



See that would be sick just get home from the bar sit down and watch a free UFC is my kind of a saturday night!



I prefer to be sober while watching mma. My assumption is that it helps my pick percentage
moob
10/29/12 4:08:54PM
Out of interest, how much does the average American household spend on sat/cable TV?
george112
10/29/12 4:21:08PM

Posted by moob

Out of interest, how much does the average American household spend on sat/cable TV?




If you assume that the majority of people have basic cable. Then I'd say the average would be between $30-$60.


However every cable company offers more then one "package" that includes more or less "premium" channels (hbo,starz,encore etc.)
moob
10/29/12 4:28:06PM

Posted by george112


Posted by moob

Out of interest, how much does the average American household spend on sat/cable TV?




If you assume that the majority of people have basic cable. Then I'd say the average would be between $30-$60.


However every cable company offers more then one "package" that includes more or less "premium" channels (hbo,starz,encore etc.)


Is there no such thing as free to air TV?
grappler0000
10/29/12 6:47:41PM
I moved this to the UFC forum. If it gets formatted properly for the News Forum, I'll move it back.
george112
10/29/12 6:55:48PM

Posted by moob


Posted by george112


Posted by moob

Out of interest, how much does the average American household spend on sat/cable TV?




If you assume that the majority of people have basic cable. Then I'd say the average would be between $30-$60.


However every cable company offers more then one "package" that includes more or less "premium" channels (hbo,starz,encore etc.)


Is there no such thing as free to air TV?



There is free tv. But it consists of basically 20 or so channels. And I'd say atleast 5 would be religious channels. And another 4 or 5 for Spanish.

And to top it off you would have to buy a digital converter box to even watch "free" tv because they switches over from analog type signal to digital
Cooler
10/29/12 7:09:13PM
Yeah it's a bullshit double standard that only North America has to pay up.

I could care less what time I have to watch a UFC as long as it's free, I mean I would stay up til 8am watching Dynamite cards and I would do the same for a free UFC card.
tightrope
10/31/12 3:30:11AM
Nah we have to pay for them in New Zealand. The price is significantly lower though, $25 NZ each which is about $20 US. I think I read somewhere that New Zealand is the 5th biggest PPV market for UFC so there must be another 2 countries that pay.