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104: Machida vs. Rua Card Finalized
UFC’s return to Southern California is complete
as the UFC has officially confirmed the 9 remaining
bouts on the card.
104 will feature a light heavyweight title bout
between undefeated champion Lyoto Machida and
former Pride middleweight Grand Prix champion
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
Cain Valasquez will also be taking on former IFL
standout Ben Rothwell in the co-main event.
remaining bouts that have been made official by
the UFC are:
Neer vs. Gleison Tibau
Joe Stevenson vs. Spencer Fisher
Anthony Johnson vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
Antoni Hardonk vs. Pat Berry
Yushin Okami vs. Chael Sonnen
Jorge Rivera vs. Rob Kimmons
Ryan Bader vs. Eric “Red” Schafer
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Razak Al-Hassan
Stefan Struve vs. Chase Gormley
104 will take place in the home of the 2008-2009
world champion Los Angeles Lakers, STAPLES Center,
on October 24th.
WrestleMania and other WWE events on Foxtel
- Main Event TV
is the system in which television viewers can purchase
events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast
of that event to their homes later. The event is shown
at the same time to everyone ordering it, as opposed
to video on demand systems, which allow viewers to
see the event at any time. Events can be purchased
using an on-screen guide, an automated telephone system,
or through a live customer service representative.
Events include feature films, sporting events, and
has been around since the 1970s, when the NBA's Portland
Trail Blazers began using the system after winning
the championship in the 1977 season. During that time,
it was operated on a few pay-TV services such as Z
Channel, SelecTV, and ON TV in select markets throughout
1985, the first U.S. cable channels devoted to Pay-Per-View
Viewer's Choice Canada, Cable Video Store, and Request
TV began operation within days of each other. Viewers
Choice was available to both home satellite dish and
cable customers, while Request was available to cable
viewers but would not be available to dish owners
until the 1990s.
the term "pay-per-view" wasn't widely used
until the 1990s, when companies like iN DEMAND, HBO,
and Showtime started using the system to show movies
and some of their productions. In Demand would show
movies, concerts, and other events, with prices ranging
from $3.99 to $49.99, while HBO and Showtime, with
their legs TVKO and SET Pay Per View, would offer
championship boxing, with prices ranging from $14.99
has shown college football and basketball games on
pay-per-view. The boxing undercard Latin Fury, shown
on June 28 of 2003, became ESPN's first boxing pay-per-view
card and also the first pay-per-view boxing card held
in Puerto Rico. Pay-per-view is also a very important
revenue stream for professional wrestling companies
like WWE, which shows fifteen pay-per-view events
a year, and TNA, which initially offered weekly pay-per-view
in lieu of a national cable television show but now
offers monthly pay-per-views like WWE.
Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) currently holds the
rank for most PPV's sold per year.
the U.S., two direct-to-home (DTH) digital broadcast
satellite (DBS) providers DirecTV and Dish Network
allow customers to order with the remote control.
The unit later calls out using an 800 number and connects
via modem, adding the cost of the movie to the account.
Digital cable subscribers also have this capability,
using the bidirectional capabilities of digital cable
technology instead of a telephone line. Similar systems
are in use by Sky Digital in the United Kingdom and
Foxtel and Optus in Australia.
Canada, Viewer's Choice offers pay-per-view services
through various Canadian satellite TV and digital
cable television providers, including Rogers Digital
Cable and StarChoice. Prices range from $4.99 CAD
for movies, up to $20 CAD or more for special events.
Bell ExpressVu delivers its own pay-per-view service,
Vu!, to its satellite subscribers. Prices range from
$4.99 CAD up to $20 or more for special events. It
also runs Venus, an adult pay-per-view service, to
its satellite subscribers for $9.99 per movie.
has also been introduced in Europe and many other
areas of the world. In the UK, Sky's PremPlus and
Sky Box Office services have proved popular with viewers.
24/7 On Demand