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

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Post #1   10/28/12 10:56:52PM   

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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.

Post #2   10/29/12 7:16:46AM   

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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

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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.

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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!

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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

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

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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.)

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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?

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I moved this to the UFC forum. If it gets formatted properly for the News Forum, I'll move it back.

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Posted by moob


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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

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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.

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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.

Post #13   10/31/12 3:30:11AM