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Dana makes network promises

It’s been a while since we’ve had a TV deal rumor hoedown, and this one is a doozy:

B&C: And what about here in the US? You have said you’d only do a broadcast deal when the time was right? Are you there yet? Do you expect to be on broadcast TV for the first time in 2011?

Yes, we will. We are working on some things right now. I just can’t talk about it at all because we are right in the middle of it.

B&C: I have heard you have had some back and forth with News Corp., and Fox has a hole on Saturday late nights and that would seem like a perfect fit for UFC.

I don’t disagree with that. We’re in the middle of this stuff, we can’t talk about it, but it’s all common sense.

B&C: How about Comcast-NBC. You have a relationship with Versus already, so what does this deal mean for you?

That’s not a bad deal for us, if that whole thing comes together.

B&C: You mean as a way into getting on NBC?

It could be our way into NBC. Everything you’re saying makes sense. Fox on Saturday nights, Comcast merging with NBC, I am sorry I can’t get into it.

I’m putting my money on Fox.

  • frickshun says:

    Wonderful fucking news. Cablevision is in a feud w/NewsCorp so I DON’T EVEN HAVE FOX RIGHT NOW!!!!!

    Ahhhhh who are we kidding. IF this deal ever happens, it won’t be for 2 more years. He’ll probably jump on a network deal the 1st year their revenue’s drop.

  • Razzle says:

    I’m putting my money on this is bullshit.

  • Omomatta says:

    Not happening in 2011.

  • fightlinker says:

    I’ve noticed the UFC and Fox doing a lot more together lately. Of course who knows what will happen when shit gets down to the wire but a) they’re def. getting cozy right now and b) this is a business journal – they asked the question because they heard about the talks

  • FiveBoltMain says:

    The Bald Father is having a press conference on Thursday morning. He’s going to make a “major” announcement.