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Spike TV, Bellator Look to Punch Up PPV Buys With NYC Event

On Saturday (June 24) mixed marital arts organization Bellator MMA will step into the pay-per-view arena with its Chael Sonnen/Wanderlei Silva-headlined fight card.

The Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva event, originating for New York City’s Madison Square Garden, will feature a rare 4K PPV feed for fight fans with a 4K-ready television. The 4K feed will cost $59.99, $10 higher than the fight’s suggested PPV retail price, said company officials.

Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza: Mayweather-McGregor Could Set PPV Records

The boxing match many sports fans fantasized about but never thought would happen is now a reality. Showtime PPV will distribute the Aug. 26 Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor boxing match, a unique matchup between Mayweather, an undefeated 40-year old boxer and McGregor, a 26-year-old UFC mixed martial arts champion.

What Investigation Discovery Wants You to Know About 'Bill Cosby: An American Scandal'

On the eve of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial, Investigation Discovery on Monday (June 5) will air a special that looks at the legendary comedian’s career and personal life, along with the circumstances that led to the forthcoming trial, in which Cosby is accused of assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004.  

Dream Mayweather-McGregor PPV Fight Moves Closer to Reality

The curious proposed boxing match between retired boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and UFC mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor seemingly moved a step closer to reality last week.

HBO, Showtime Touch Gloves For Klitschko-Joshua Boxing Telecast

Showtime and HBO enter the TV boxing ring together on April 29 to co-televise the Vladimir Klitschko-Anthony Joshua heavyweight championship fight – the first time the two networks have come together to televise a non-pay-per-view boxing match.

After the fight however, the two networks will retreat into their neutral corners with two distinctly different strategies on distributing live boxing matches.

NBC Chases The Cup Across Platforms

When NBC dropped the puck on its coverage of the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Playoffs earlier this week, it did so with the hopes of boosting viewership by offering wall-to-wall live coverage across several networks and platforms.

Amazon Hits Paydirt With NFL Streaming Deal

The National Football League on Wednesday made official its plans to stream a package of Thursday Night Football games via Amazon Prime during the upcoming season.

The deal will give Amazon access to stream 10 Thursday Night Football games broadcast by NBC and CBS -- as well as NFL Network --that will be made available exclusively to Amazon Prime subscribers.

Weekend Watch: Mama June and 'The Obama Years'

We tv tonight (Feb. 24) launches a new reality series Mama June: From Not To Hot, which chronicles the weight loss journey of reality personality and former Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo star Mama June Shannon. WE tv president Marc Juris said her remarkable transformation – WE tv won’t reveal how Mama June looks now until the series finale – will draw attention and viewers to the series.

Cable Nets, Streaming Services Ring The School Bell For Documentaries

Reminiscent of NCTA’s former Cable In The Classroom program, Netflix and National Geographic launched initiatives earlier this month that provide free access of their respective documentaries to schools and communities.

Turner’s David Levy Bullish on the NBA Heading Into All-Star Weekend

TNT heads into its coverage of the NBA All-Star weekend festivities in New Orleans looking to build some ratings momentum heading into the NBA playoffs push. TNT’s  NBA live game coverage -- which includes exclusive Thursday night doubleheader games and a new package of Monday night NBA telecasts -- is averaging 1.7 million viewers thus far this season, on par with last year’s performance.

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