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Roku adds live streaming of UFC matches

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 May 2010 1:31 User comments (3)

Roku adds live streaming of UFC matches Roku, the company behind the popular streaming set-top boxes of the same name, has struck a deal with the UFC this week, giving users a chance to stream all major UFC events for the foreseeable future.
The set-top makers first hit the market in 2008 with the Netflix Player, which was created, as the name implies, to stream Netflix's "Watch Instantly" movie collection.

Since then, Roku has updated to include Amazon VOD, Major League Baseball and more content.

Roku adds that the UFC deal includes HD streaming, even for the PPV events.

A subscription to UFC Vault is $60 for six months, or each individual fight costs $2. PPV events, which normally cost up to $45 though your cable box, will cost $45 through Roku as well.

The first event available will be the May 29th fight between champions Rampage Jackson and Rashad Evans. A 3Mbps Internet connection is suggested.

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3 user comments

118.5.2010 7:17

Not a big deal but, the May 29th fight is NOT a championship fight as the article suggests.

218.5.2010 10:53

i love the ufc but times are hard for myself and many im sure, i will stick to downloading it the following morning

321.5.2010 17:24

This is a rip off, I downloaded the UFC channel on my Roku device earlier this week to quickly remove it once I found out they will charge me for each fight.

It's also a waste to watch a Live UFC fight with Roku for $44.99 when I can just watch it through my cable on PaperView.

They should offer past archive fights for FREE, this channel is a waste and I can't see them making a profit on this since no one is going to want to pay for every single fight.

They need to offer a lot of FREE fights to make this even a successful channel.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 May 2010 @ 17:26

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