TITLE

UFC is Back, on In Demand

AUTHOR(S)
Umstead, R. Thomas
PUB. DATE
July 2001
SOURCE
Multichannel News;7/2/2001, Vol. 22 Issue 27, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
After a three-year interruption, the controversial Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) circuit will return to cable pay-per-view in September. In demand and new UFC owners Zuffa Sports Entertainment have reached a four-year, multievent agreement to distribute the mixed martial-arts show, which cable operators banned due to the sport's perceived violent nature. Executives from Zuffa, which purchased UFC from Semaphore Entertainment Group last January, said they also hope to secure distribution for a weekly basic-cable show in the near future.
ACCESSION #
10616697

 

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