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Stay tuned: UFC's new TV deal in U.K. will be monitored by U.S. television execs

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At first blush, the UFC's newly announced deal with a broadcast television network in the United Kingdom would seem to have no impact upon fans in the United States.

It would be understandable if U.S. fans were to say, "Who cares?" about the UFC's announcement that it reached a programming deal with FIVE, a broadcast network that is the U.K.'s equivalent of CBS.

But have no doubt that network television executives in the U.S. will be paying very close attention to how well the UFC's offerings perform in the U.K.

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Post #1   9/9/09 8:35:17AM   

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hell, the US tv programmers steal half of their shows from the uk as it is already. if the ufc was smart they would have gotten a network deal done with the uk long ago because that makes it that much easier to get a us network deal.

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Post #2   9/9/09 9:32:32AM   

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what does this mean? do UK people get free UFC events all time? i never really understood the impact it would have if the UFC on a network deal. anyone wanna enlighten me?

Post #3   9/9/09 9:34:47AM   

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Posted by cloud301336

what does this mean? do UK people get free UFC events all time? i never really understood the impact it would have if the UFC on a network deal. anyone wanna enlighten me?

As far a i see it its just highlights of past shows a bit like ufc wired and unleashed.

Post #4   9/9/09 6:11:45PM