NO HOLDS BARRED: Passing on UFC A Wise Move by HBO
On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman discusses the decision by HBO not to televise UFC shows.
When we interviewed Ross Greenburg, the president of HBO Sports, at the September 19 Mayweather-Hatton news conference in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />New York, he said that talks between HBO and UFC were ongoing. Last week, however, he issued a statement saying that the deal was now off.
This week we explain in depth why it was a wise move by HBO to end negotiations about airing the trashy UFC product, and how their business models are in conflict. We also offer a critique of the elitist nature of HBO's programming in general, including its boxing series.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
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