ESPN Lands a PPV Knockout
- ESPN Takes PPV to Web. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;4/18/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 16, p18
Reports on the Internet simulcasting of the pay-per-view boxing card of ESPN featuring former heavy weight champion Mike Tyson on April 23, 2005. Features of the boxing card; Cable properties of ESPN that will run spots for the boxing event; Official title sponsor for the event.
- Lewis-Tyson Pays Off Big. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;6/17/2002, Vol. 22 Issue 24, p1
Reports the impact of Lennox Lewis-Mike Tyson heavyweight boxing matches on the pay-per-view (PPV) television industry in the U.S. Amount of PPV revenue; Impact of the defeat of Tyson on his PPV appeal; Percentage generated of the majority of systems.
- TVKO goes after Lewis-Grant fight. Umstead // Multichannel News;01/10/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p24
Reports on the pay per view television broadcasting of boxing events in the United States by TVKO and Showtime Event Television (SET). TVKO's development of a fight between Lennox Lewis and Michael Grant; SET plans to revive the junior middleweight match between Felix Trinidad and David Reid;...
- ESPN PPV Efforts Get Digital Toehold. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;05/08/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 19, p144
Highlights cable television network ESPN's optimism on the growth potentials of its digital pay-per-view sports services. Level of market penetration through AT&T Broadband's Headend in the Sky digital package; Network's receiving of a solid mix of buys from varied demographic groups.
- No pay-per-coup. Quindt, Fritz // Sporting News;6/10/2002, Vol. 226 Issue 23, p8
Focuses on the cost of the pay-per-view telecast of sporting events. Retail price of the Lennox Lewis-Mike Tyson boxing match; Predictions of sports analysts; Hoax in the concept that all sporting events are going pay-per-view.
- College pay package is stunted. Freeman, Michael // MediaWeek;9/26/94, Vol. 4 Issue 37, p10
Reports on the buy rate for pay-per-view games via ESPN/ABC during the college football season. Sales of the `season ticket' package; Schedule of the football games; Teams that garner the most number of televiewers; Breakdown of a ESPN/ABC viewing package.
- Discord in PPV land? Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;02/21/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p24
Reports contract dispute between Showtime Event Television and In Demand over pay-per-view (PPV) broadcasting of Mike Tyson-Lou Savarese fight. Implications of the dispute for the PPV industry; Negotiation of the companies on Mike Tyson PPV rate card; Offers of overseas promoters for a pay...
- PPV-Event Ratings Declined in Quarter. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;04/17/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 16, p28
Reports on the financial performance of the United States pay-per-view (PPV) industry during the first quarter of 2000. Paucity of PPV events; Comparison with year-ago figures; Lack of high-profile PPV boxing matches; Loss of the World Wrestling Federation's `WrestleMania'; Overall number of...
- Event Revenue Still Hit or Miss. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;04/17/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 16, p28
Comments on the financial performance of the United States pay-per-view (PPV) sector during the first quarter of 2000. Comparison with year-ago figures; High-profile nature of events that took place during the 1999 first quarter; Industry's inability to fill the downtime between big-ticket...