PPV regional price differences?

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  1. taedium The implication

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    I just found out that the difference within European countries is anything from
     
  2. kingcillo24 Black Belt

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    55 US dollars
     
  3. Lostcow Come at me Bro

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    I think its to generate more interest in areas that MMA isn't popular yet. You get more viewers with cheaper PPV's in those areas until the demand is high enough you can start raising prices.

    But this is my uneducated speculation.
     
  4. taedium The implication

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    Well, the Netherlands has many UFC fans, probably a lot more than Norway. I see where you are coming from, but one would think that one price for all of Europe at least would make sense. Especially since VPN's are easily available, and changes the price with one click. Clearly more people will stream illegally, if their country has to pay nearly 4 times the price than neighboring countries.
     
  5. Judoka4ever White Belt

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    15 € in Italy.
     
  6. coldfusion73 Brown Belt

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    $64.99 in Canada per PPV event

    edit...that is for Bell tv in HD...I believe standard def is $54.99...still too much
     
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  7. aleksv Purple Belt

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    10$ in austria
     
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    $25 in NZ. it's sicko. sunday afternoons are awesome.
     
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    highway robbery IMO
     
  10. BrazilianDude Gold Belt

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    Holy shit that`s expensive!
    Damn... Dana could at least throw a DVD of the event in there to add some value.
     
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    $45 in Australia - not in HD I believe.
     
  13. FlavourPacket White Belt

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    $0.00 last time I was in Korea. Just on free TV. I much prefer that price point to the Canadian one.
     
  14. taedium The implication

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    Nothing can justify it being 10 times more expensive in another country. The UFC clearly has a long way to go for international broadcasts. TUF: smashes prelims weren't even available online to international customers, so had to stream it even though I paid for the main event. Get some commercials into the vacant spots that is just a still image for 2+ minutes and get one set prize. Also they have to start offering multi-angles, or just remove the feature altogether.
     
  15. BrazilianDude Gold Belt

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    Here in Brazil we pay for a channel that broadcasts every UFC event plus regional events and some other related content. It costs about $ 27 a month. You can buy one event in PPV, but it`s almost the price of the channel, so it`s not a good idea.
     
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  17. woodsideQ Brown Belt

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    i think you are partially correct.
    in my opinion the other aspect is purely economic. income levels vary drastically around the world. what is a day's income in some areas is a weekly income in other areas.
    asking fans to pay a day's income for a PPV? maybe
    asking fans to pay a week's income for a PPV? not likely
     
  18. Prairieboy Black Belt

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    and they wonder why so many people are doing illegal streams in North America...
     
  19. Ladder Master Red Belt

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    Considering its 2012 why do we even have to pay extra for HD events.
    Shouldnt it be the standard by now.

    Standard definition looks like shit on a big TV
     
  20. woodsideQ Brown Belt

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    as a US customer this is why I have gotten defensive in other threads about the "best fans" or "best fanbase".

    when i hear millions watched in brazil my response is yes but for free on national television or on a sports channel.
    while less people watched the same card in canada and the US they paid $55 to $65 each.
    would more people watch in the US/Canada if UFC was on national TV or on ESPN? I think so

    and a billion watching for free does not put much $ in zuffa's pockets whereas 500k at $55-$65 a pop is alot of dough for zuffa.
    so i would argue north america is still the UFC's cash cow.
    although to grow they need to get popular enough in other parts of the world that fans are willing to pay real PPV $ to watch
     
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