Posted by george112
the link takes me to the site map..
Posted by ThaAxeMurderer7
I actually think this makes perfect sense. We all know Fedor is going to be fighting in November. I bet the UFC is planning on putting on 3 events during November and counter programming with a replay of another event on the other Saturday during the month. I hope Fedor is fighting on the Saturday when they are showing the replay. However you look at it, the fans win if this scenario plays out.
What do you guys think about the new broadcast deal?
Posted by Brain_Smasher
No a Network deal would not effect PPV. There is no way a network deal could match the money the UFC makes on PPVs. That is why big name boxers left TV long ago and none of them have ever give up the big money to come back to TV and eventually led to the down fall they are experiencing in viewers now.
The average UFC now draws 500K buys. Thats 25 million in revenue. Then they can rebroadcast the event on Spike and get a few hundred K in ad revenue(commercials).
Even if the UFC event on network TV was the most watched show period on TV. It would be very hard for them to get 25 million. And thats the average PPV.
The UFC will use the network event like they do Fight Nights on Spike. Just a way to build young fighters fanbase and encrease the number of people who buy the PPV.
Posted by Brain_Smasher
I didnt say he wouldnt put on big fights. He has put on big fights on Spike. Like the Tito vs Ken fight. That was a big money fight. But from what i have read. The net works want Big time PPV level events on TV. Not just a few good fights. And the networks arent willing to pay the UFC want it would take for the UFC to be willing to put a big event on TV.
If the UFC is going to put on big events on network TV. That network will have to put some effort into it. It wont happen if the network tries to go by cheaply. The UFC wants Prime Time money and i dont believe the networks are willing to pay that.
Keep in mind my first post was an answer to someone who asked it it was the end of PPV. I didnt say the UFC would give us bum fights but network TV can never match the PPV revenue. Your right on the 40% PPV cut. But that is still closer to 15 mill not 10. Even at 15 million which is just the average run of the mill UFC PPV. NOt the blockbuster 1 million buy events they do. It would still require the UFC to be able to draw a 10+ HH Ratings share to warrent that kind of money. 10+ rating would be almost impossible to achieve for a sport that mostly appeals to males under 40 years old. I dont see a network putting that much into a product that hasnt proved to pull those kind of numbers.
The UFC will put big fights on free TV as long as fighter pay stays affordable. The more fighters make the more watered down all cards become. IF it gets like boxing purses then Free TV wouldnt pay well enought for the UFC to put on a big PPV draw.
Posted by 1daveufc
Well if its not manchester its not manchester.But if Bisping vs Kang is the headline fight al be so pissed a wanted to see a big fight since it was like ages since its been to england.