Bravo to broadcast Ultimate Fighting Championship’s® UFC 51 Live from Las Vegas 6th February 2005
Bravo’s agreement with the UFC brand also sees the broadcaster acquire an additional 11 hours of first-run UFC programming, including UFC events 48 to 50, Ultimate Knockouts, Ultimate Submissions and Ultimate Ken Shamrock, a documentary profile of one of the Octagon’s legends. In August 2004, Bravo acquired 18 hours of UFC programming featuring nine UFC events, UFC 39-47. The agreements between Bravo and Zuffa, LLC, a Las Vegas based sports group and owner of the UFC brand, were negotiated by London agency RDA Communications.
'UFC is a great addition to our sporting stable.’ said David Clarke, Bravo Channel Editor. ‘Featuring fighters at the top of their game in a raw and adrenalin fuelled environment, the UFC brand appeals to large numbers of Bravo viewers, and our young male target audience as a whole.’
“We are delighted at the tremendous success of UFC programming on Bravo”, said Dana White, President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. “Fans in the UK have a great appreciation for the sport of mixed martial arts, and we are thrilled that Bravo’s viewers have responded with great enthusiasm to UFC programming. Bravo is giving the fans what they have been asking for.”
25th January 2005
Bravo is the UK’s ultimate entertainment destination for men, and premieres an eclectic and award-winning blend of programming covering an expanse of genres that boast the cutting edge original productions Fashanu’s Football Challenge, Booze Britain, and the gritty Street Crime UK brand.
Bravo is the home of the Emmy award-winning spy drama Alias starring Jennifer Garner, as well as the exclusive sporting home of all Brazil's World Cup 2006 Qualifying matches, and is responsible for bringing the massively successful Ultimate Fighting Championship brand of mixed martial arts to the UK.
· 5.2m Men tune into Bravo every month on average, of which 2.6m are ABC1 and 2m are 16-34's (source: Barb)
· Ultimate Fighting Championship programming reached 1.2m individuals for launch in just 4 weekends on Bravo.
· 67% of Men 16-34 , 67% of Adults 16-34 and 60% of ABC1 Men watched Bravo year to date in multi channel homes(source: Barb, 1 Jan-14 Oct'04)
· Bravo reaches more Men 16-34 than all of the Sky Sports channels (source: Barb).
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