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Old 03-08-2011, 09:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Sportsnet home of the UFC in Canada

I am happy about this as they put all the UFC events on in HD, which is always a plus. SpiveTV doesn't offer any HD channels, at least not in Canada.

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TORONTO -- The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Rogers Sportsnet announced Monday a four-year agreement for broadcast rights to UFC television events in Canada.

Sportsnet, the live-event high-definition leader in Canada, will have a consistent schedule of UFC programming including preliminary fights of UFC Pay-Per-View events and UFC Fight Night events while also having the home sports position for the 10 p.m. (ET) timeslot for The Ultimate Fighter series.

In addition, Sportsnet will broadcast live non Pay-Per-View international UFC events and provide UFC content on a non-exclusive basis across other platforms.

"This deal cements our commitment to bring fans the best UFC coverage in Canada," said Scott Moore, president, Rogers Broadcasting. "Sportsnet is excited about this partnership with the UFC as the sport continues to rapidly grow in this country and beyond."


UFC president Dana White:

"We’re excited to announce a new deal with Rogers Sportsnet that will put the UFC in millions of homes in Canada," he said. "Canada is an amazing market for this sport and we look forward to bringing the fans more UFC programming. We’re happy to have a strong television partner in Canada like Rogers Sportsnet."

Tom Wright, UFC director of Canadian operations:

"This is great news for the UFC and our fans," he said "Canadians are hungry for UFC shows and segments and now have so much to look forward to as we continue to grow the sport together with Sportsnet."

"Showdown" Joe Ferraro is the featured UFC analyst for Sportsnet Connected and sportsnet.ca, reporting on all UFC events.

He is also the host of MMA Connected, which presents highlights and news from around the mixed martial arts world every Monday night.

Sportsnet has been broadcasting UFC programming for the past four years.
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Sportsnet does a good job with its MMA coverage and broadcasting, and hasn't been stubborn in embracing the sport in the least.

Meanwhile, TSN is dinosauric, and still doesn't even recognize MMA for the most past.
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I'm happy about this as we don't get Spike HD in Canada...

So if I understand correctly, there is no difference except that we get to see UFC in HD now
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I'm happy about this as we don't get Spike HD in Canada...

So if I understand correctly, there is no difference except that we get to see UFC in HD now
Sportsnet also covers MMA more broadly, they have an MMA Connected show which airs every week and keeps you up to date through all MMA organizations.
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