Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by The Fight Network's John Pollock.
Following its two-month free trial, UFC Fight Pass is set to go behind a paywall. Breen and Pollock investigate the ups and downs during the initial launch phase of the product, the importance of the UFC being in a digital space early and how digital distribution platforms could change the pay-per-view market. The two further discuss the implications for card structure, sponsorship and star-making with an international, digital outlet.
Breen and Pollock also compare and contrast the UFC's Fight Pass with World Wrestling Entertainment's newly-launched network, the services WWE offers that UFC doesn't, why WWE's business plan is more ambitious and aggressive, what it means with its flagship Wrestlemania card just weeks away and who has the wettest hair in pro-wrestling.
Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”
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