Originally Posted by Snubnoze707
Wasn't Pride on SkyPerfectTV before getting booted for the Yakuza scandal?
Pride was always on SkyPerfect which is a PPV channel. In fact Pride was originally created by some execs from SkyPerfect. But that's only PPV and didn't make much money.
Where Pride made money was when they got on Fuji TV which is a national free TV station. They paid Pride big money for the programming.
Pride started to lose money when Sakuraba defected to K-1 and due to the Livesport hostile stock market takeover of Fuji TV which resulted in Fuji TV cutting their less profitable programming such as Pride.
After that they were still on Sky Perfect PPV but couldn't make money and died. PPV is just not big in Japan like it is in the US.