Boxing's Knockout Year
- 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;...
- 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.
- Are PPV and boxing facing a KO? Paige // Multichannel News;12/13/99, Vol. 20 Issue 51, p118
Reports on television industry executives' concerns about the immediate and long-term outlook for pay-per-view (PPV) boxing in the United States. Amount generated by boxing in revenue in 1999; Failure of boxer Mike Tyson's January 1999 PPV event to live up to operators' expectations; Absence of...
- Future is past for boxing. Umstead // Multichannel News;01/03/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p17
Comments on developments related to pay-per-view (PPV) boxing as of January 3, 2000. Lack of boxing bouts that can attract PPV viewers; Impact on PPV revenues.
- Next Fights Are Temporary Rx. Umstead, Thomas // Multichannel News;09/11/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 37, p42
Reports on boxing events scheduled to for broadcast over pay-per-view (PPV) for the fourth quarter of 2000. Projected revenue performance of the scheduled boxing events; Failure of boxing events to post strong PPV performances; Transition difficulty faced by boxing programs.
- The Price Is Right. Llosa, Luis Fernando // Sports Illustrated;5/12/2003, Vol. 98 Issue 19, p80
In sharp contrast to the whopping $49.95 price tag affixed to Oscar De La Hoya's lackluster pay-per-view pummeling of a 25-to-1 underdog, boxing fans, for the first time in 11 years, had the option of watching free fights on NBC over the weekend. The network, in tandem with Telemundo and boxing...
- Prepping for Cable's Big Bout. Bratches, Sean; Watson, Dave // Multichannel News;7/18/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 29, p75
Reports on the status of the cable industry to be discussed during the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing Summit in 2005. Increase in demand for pay-per-view professional boxing matches; Challenge facing the industry; Goal of the summit.
- 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.
- ESPN Lands a PPV Knockout. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;5/9/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 19, p9
Focuses on the pay-per-view boxing games launched by ESPN in the U.S. Cost of the service; Boxers featured in the inaugural event.