UFC Signs Japanese TV Deal

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juanez13
10/13/08 8:47:17PM
The UFC is headed back to Japanese TV sets via a new two-year deal with the Japanese subscription-based broadcaster WOWOW. They’ll be broadcasting all UFC pay-per-views starting with this Saturday’s UFC 89 from England on a tape delay. From the press release:



“The Japanese market has always been important to the UFC, and we want to bring MMA and all of its biggest stars back to Japan,” said Dana White, UFC President. “We are thrilled to be back with WOWOW.”

“WOWOW is extremely pleased to announce that UFC is back on WOWOW, starting with the UFC 89 event in Birmingham, UK,” said Mr. Kazuyuki Omura, Chief Producer, WOWOW. “The UFC will telecast in High Definition on WOWOW’s popular “Timely-on-Air” format, a limited delay broadcast adjusting the airtime to a time that will be convenient for the sports fans in Japan. After airing over 50 UFC shows from 2001 to 2007, we are excited to once again provide our subscribers with the most prominent mixed martial arts program in the world.”



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TimW001
10/13/08 10:10:24PM
I didn't know the UFC was on in Japan from 2001 to 2007

But, I don't know how big WOWOW is in Japan. It could be like The Fight Network over there.
cmill21
10/13/08 10:20:22PM

Posted by TimW001

I didn't know the UFC was on in Japan from 2001 to 2007

But, I don't know how big WOWOW is in Japan. It could be like The Fight Network over there.



It's pretty much an american channel on Japanese TV.
jae_1833
10/14/08 12:33:12AM
Now if the Japanease Orgs could get a deal on US television I would think the news way better, but this is still pretty good. UFC is still growing!
jgtribbett
10/14/08 12:51:25AM
keep it up ufc. great news for them.
MMAcca
10/14/08 1:27:59AM

Posted by jae_1833

Now if the Japanease Orgs could get a deal on US television I would think the news way better, but this is still pretty good. UFC is still growing!



Or UK television.

Wow i would love to see some Japanese MMA over here.
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