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Just now, Carbomb said:

Other thing to bear in mind is that this is now potentially an opportunity for Bellator - they could get themselves on BT Sport and get an immediate shit-ton more exposure than they've had previously in the UK. And BT might go for it because it wouldn't be as expensive as UFC.

How did people on here watch Bellator before?

Torrents, mainly. If it was on BT i'd certainly watch it there though.

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we are assuming Viacom even want to sell, Bellator on Viacom owned channels on cheap TV to make, if a new owner came on board they would want it on Fox Sports in the US and Probably BT in the UK AND DAZN would have to factor. I do think European MMA is underserved but most of Bellator marketable arara are either North& South American.

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If the UFC does include PPV's in that price plan id happily folk out £6 for that service. Has it been confirmed that they wont though?

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As I'm far too old to be staying up till 6am, my main concern is how quickly events will be available on demand. Currently, I watch them when I get up on Sunday morning.

If Eleven are going to be taking 24 hours to have the events available on demand (they mentioned on Twitter that football matches that air live will be available on demand 24 hrs later) that's going to be an issue.

 

Edit: Actually, I misread their Tweet. They actually stated that football matches that air live will be available on demand in full for 24 hours after the match after which point extended highlights will be available.

Edited by nfc90210

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I'm just gonna torrent the mutherfuckers, like I did back in the day. Fuck 'em.

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£6 a month is a very competitive price! They are also offering an annual pass for £60, which is a fiver a month, but there is an 'early bird' price of £50 if you sign up before 31 August, which works out at a little over £4 a month. Obviously the extent of their UFC coverage is unclear right now, but if you're also tempted by the football they offer then the price is very good.

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Surely Eleven Sports isn't going to be just a streaming channel? I know it's the way the world is moving but what a hassle that is for someone like me who can't be arsed switching between HDMI1 and HDMI2 to put my Firestick on.

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just noticed Eleven sports on my IPTV Sub yesterday. It had Belgium, Polish, Tawian and English Eleven channels available to me ….. am sure it was the Polish Eleven sports, and they were showing UFC footage

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Anyone know that latest on this? MY BT contract is up, so I'm interested!

My lazy Googling isn't return much new news on the Eleven channel or Sky picking up the UFC.

 

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On 9/19/2018 at 4:13 PM, Chunk said:

Anyone know that latest on this? MY BT contract is up, so I'm interested!

My lazy Googling isn't return much new news on the Eleven channel or Sky picking up the UFC.

 

Confirmed as of today:

UFC

Eleven Sports officially confirmed as the new home of the UFC in the UK and Ireland

https://buff.ly/2DxSMjV 

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1 hour ago, Art Vandelay said:

Confirmed as of today:

UFC

Eleven Sports officially confirmed as the new home of the UFC in the UK and Ireland

https://buff.ly/2DxSMjV 

Is it just me or is that worded to exclude PPVs?

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