MAYWEATHER-PACQUIAO NEGOTIATED WITH RECORD

May 1, 2015

 

At least one open TV channel, Record, even made ​​a proposal to broadcast the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, will be early Saturday (02) to Sunday (03).

 

The deal also went through cable TV stations to be set that programming is displayed in the channelpay-per-view fighting . Globosat and Zuffa, company that owns the UFC, are partners in the channel.

 

Were heard by Folha four sources involved in the negotiations, representing broadcasters, UFC and Top Rank.

 

The more millionaire fight boxing was originally offered to the channel SporTV cable. For financial reasons, it was contemplated a format in which another cable TV station, ESPN, split the transmission - and the costs of rights - to show the fight live in Brazil.

 

The idea of ​​other SporTV partnerships with other cable channels has been raised, but that did not come out of mere discussions of the plan.

 

Another scenario, proposed by the representative of the rights struggle, was that fighting had transmission Record and ESPN.

 

A complicating negotiations was the preference of the promoters of Pacquiao and Mayweather Jr., respectively, Top Rank and Mayweather Promotions, for that programming was offered in Brazil also through pay-per-view .

 

With negotiations stalled, Zuffa and Globosat executives were consulted, and from the consent of both parties, the agreement was designed released last week, but signed just this week, which ensured the live broadcast of programming in Brazil.

 

There was concern among boxing fans that the millionaire fight was not broadcast in the country.

 

"It is an agreement that will ensure the display of a good event in Brazil and at the same time adding value to the channel subscriber [Combat]," he told Folha the UFC content director, Marshall Melaznick. He refers to the fact that current subscribers of the channel, which displays targeted programming at MMA, have access to the fight between Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao without pay additional amounts that they pay the monthly fee and which is below the pay-per- view.

 

Combat starts transmitting programming from 22h. But from Saturday afternoon (2) the channel already display programs related to combat, as VTs of the last fights of Pacquiao and Mayweather Jr. and a special program on the preparation of fighters.

 

Who wants to watch the fight will pay around R $ 80, if you purchase the package until this Friday (1st), or R $ 90 in purchases on Saturday (02), values ​​similar to the last fight Anderson Silva in February.

 

Broadcasting rights outside the US will represent , according to projections.

 

It is planned that Globo display best fight moments on Sunday within your schedule on Sunday. 

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