|2007-07-09, 12:35 AM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ottawa, ON
UFC on HD
I've been after Rogers (and hence Viewers Choice, Rogers PPV provider) about showing the (pricey) UFC PPV events in HD. Zuffa has been providing the feed in HD since the beginning of this year, but Rogers has continually had porn on the HD PPV channels and the UFC events on the SD PPV channels.
I called Viewers Choice 2-3 times over that period and talked to the same CSR each time. Each time he gave me the line that it is difficult to do a live HD PPV event and that they had to coordinate technical upgrades among many clients, etc. I figured this was all BS, but was willing to give them the benfit of the doubt. However, my patience has worn thin and I've only purchased 2 of the last three events as I wait for these "difficulties" to be worked out. He told me back in April that it should be available in HD in July, but obviously the opportuity has come and gone (Saturday).
So it's been 6 months since Zuffa announced to the public (in the December 28 show) that they were broadcasting the next showa in HD, and I'm sure they notified its clients long before that. I've finally concluded he was giving me a load of BS and that there is rather a $$$$ issue behind why they show the porn on HD and UFC on SD (Zuffa is oprobably trying to extort too much for the HD feed.)