Thursday, January 17, 2008

UFC Strikes U.K. TV Deal in Time for UFC 80


Fans of the UFC that are from the United Kingdom can rejoice, that is if they have Setanta Sports which seems to be a subscription service of some kind. Any fans of my blogs that are from the UK please feel free to chime in about this. Is it like the NFL Network? Is it like HBO or Showtime? Please let us know in the comments section. Here is an excerpt from the article over at mmanews.com.

Setanta is an international sports broadcaster with operations in Great Britain, Ireland, Luxembourg, the United States, Canada and Australia. It owns and operates premium sports television channels that are made available on a subscription basis. Setanta has over three million subscribers.

Setanta stated in its own announcement on Thursday that it had struck a multi-year deal with the UFC “to make its Setanta Sports 1 channel the exclusive home for all of the UFC’s big U.K. and U.S. fights, plus all other UFC programming in Britain and Ireland.”

The deal includes Saturday’s UFC 80 and insures that “Setanta subscribers in 2008 will be able to see at least four U.K. live events and after July, all other U.S. live events.” According to Setanta, other U.K. events are planned for March, June and September of 2008. Also included in the offerings is the newest UFC television series “Wired.”

The UFC programming on Setanta, including the live events, is available to Setanta Sports subscribers only, it is not provided on a pay-per-view basis. Setanta currently states its subscription price at £9.99 per month.


Read the Full Article HERE

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

this really isn't a big deal, when ufc shows are in america, theres an 18 hour tape delay in the uk and its shown on bravo.
when there is a show in the uk or ireland, its shown live on setanta sports.
there really is no such thing as pay per view over here

Stag. said...

I live in Ontario, and a few of the live UK UFC events have been aired on THE FIGHT NETWORK live. Does anyone know if they plan on doing this again?

woodylad said...

i dont care about the tv rites i wanna see the penn break a face or sink a choke....im so excited im pissin me knickers!!!!!....

tickets ???...

Anonymous said...

there are such things as ppv over here. setanta sports is a channel that hosts sporting events for a monthly/yearly subscription so if you have it, the events are ''free''. its great news for us even though we should be in newcastle! amazing blog mate keep it up

Anonymous said...

im from the uk and its a channel i think you can pay so much each month or per event, i usually watch it the day after on bravo but i'll find it on the web somehow