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    Posted: 11 Dec 2016 at 3:11pm
This post goes into a bit more detail about TV and PPV.

A show will only be televised if you have a tv deal offering a tv date for that show.
TV deals can be found from the Find TV Deal screen.
The kind of deal on offer depends on your overall reputation and also your reputation with the tv broadcasters (shown as TV Rep in The Office).

You can have more than one tv deal at any point in a country, as long as they are compatible.  This would be easier to explain with an example;

In the USA you could have a deal with HBO, ESPN, Fox Sports and Fight Network at the same time.  HBO will expect all World title fights on their show, but will also televise lesser title fights on the undercard, ESPNwill require a Continental title level at the minimum but will also televise lesser title fights, Fox Sports require National/Sub Continental and Fight Network require regional.

A Broadcaster will allow a title level it requires being broadcast on a bigger broadcaster, but will not allow the fight to go to a lesser broadcaster.  e.g. ESPN will allow a continental fight to be broadcast on HBO but will not allow it to go on Fox Sports.  Similiarly, Fox Sports will allow a National title fight to go on HBO or ESPN, but will not allow it to go on Fight Network.

You cannot get contracts with two broadcasters who both require the same title level.  e.g. you can't have a deal with HBO and Showtime at the same time.  Or you can't have a deal with Sky Sports and BT Sports at the same time.

If you make a deal and get tv dates allocated (two is the minimum) then the broadcaster will expect you to honour the date and put on a show.  Otherwise your reputation with the broadcasters will drop.  Putting on a good show will please the broadcaster and your stock will rise.

Note that while your TV rep is low, you will be offered non-prime time days for your broadcast - e.g. Mondays, Tuesdays.  As you put on good televised shows and your TV rep increases, you will start getting offered more desirable days - e.g. Fridays and Saturdays.  By the time your rep is good enough for you to be offered deals by the top broadcasters such as HBO, you should be getting offered Saturday TV slots every time.

TV can be allocated to a show before or after fights have been added, but this must be done at least 2 weeks before the show starts.  When TV is added, the show will display the TV broadcaster and "not qualified" until end of day processing has taken place to check the show and update it to qualified where required.

TV Broadcasters will only pay for a specific number of fights now.  If you have a deal with Sky Sports for a 2 hour show, they are only going to pay for the 2 fights they broadcaster, and not the other several title fights you may have put on hoping for tv money.  The longest TV broadcast you may be offered is 4 hours / 4 fights (this is the max they'll pay for, but it doesn't matter if you put on fewer).  However, any title fight put on the show will have a purse calculated as if it was being televised - so be very careful about putting too many such fights on the show as it will eat into your profits.

Another note about TV - the broadcaster will only pay for fights which are of interest to their viewers.  this means fighters with the nationality of the broadcaster country or having 100% fanbase in this country - this can be either regional or national.

Non-Title Requirements for TV
Sometimes TV are willing to pay for a 12 round non-title fight if the quality is good enough.
The mean fight/popularity of the fight (i.e. (boxer a pop + boxer b pop + boxer a class + boxer b class) / 4) needs to be over a certain amount to be considered to be equivalent to regional, national, continental or world title fights;

400 to 649 >>> regional
650 to 749 >>> sub continent / national
750 to 799 >>> continental
800 + >>>> world

Pay-per-view coverage can be requested for any show once you have started putting it together.  You should at least have the headliner on there and broadcasters will assess if this is PPV worthy and if it can make enough to at least cover their costs.  This is only possible if you do not have an exclusive deal with a non-PPV broadcaster.  For example, a Promoter in the UK with an exclusive ITV deal will not be able to put on a PPV in that tv deal period.  However, if you have a deal with Sky Sports then you should be able to get PPV.  Note that the date does not have to fall on an existing TV date, but if it does that is also fine.

When requesting PPV, some initial validation takes place to see if there are any "PPV worthy" fights on the show.  This will check for fights with at least 750 mean class & popularity.  It will also check that there are PPV broadcasters interested in either fighter in a qualifying fight.

The other requirement for PPV is a good rep with the TV broadcasters (TV rep of at least 800).  New promoters will not be able to just walk into PPV shows, but will need to have put on several successful non ppv shows to begin with, even if their overall reputation is high.  This is shown as TV Rep in your Office overview screen.

If there are qualifying fights and the rep is ok, a grid of fights will be displayed which can headine the PPV.  Up to two can be selected.  You can then also set the PPV price (between 10 and 40 in increments of 5).  The fans may be willing to pay 40 for a top notch fight between two P4Pers, but may get annoyed and start threads on boxing forums if setting a high price for an average world title fight.  Conversely, you will not want to set the price too low for a great quality fight as although you will sell more PPVs, you will not be maximising your profit.

Note that the PPV broadcaster takes a 30% cut of the PPV sales.

Once all confirmed the following end of day processing will recalculate the purses for all fights on the show to see if a higher purse is required.

PPV figures are calculated 6 days before the fight.

There will be a check to see when the last PPV was for this promoter/secondary promoter in the same country.  if less than 60 days ago there will be a reduction factor in the number of PPVs sold.  This is due to fight fans getting annoyed about the number of PPVs the promoter is putting on.  

International TV
Where a fight is being televised and one or both of the fighters is of interest to other countries broadcasters, international tv money will be calculated 6 days before the show.  The fighters will take 80% of this money and their purses will automatically be increased (along with the manager fees).
For the fight to be of interest to other countries, the fighters must have 100% foreign fanbase from that country, or be from their.  Also the fight will need to be for a title relevant to the broadcasters in that country, or a high class non-title fight which qualifies to be televised.

Edited by rooq - 03 Dec 2021 at 9:06am
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PPV Broadcasters:

Sky Sports                        UK   
ITV                                    UK  
Viasat Sport                      Denmark                                     
Polsat Sport                      Poland                                      
Azteca                            Mexico                                      
HBO                               USA                                         
Showtime                          USA                                         
CinĂ©+                             France                                      
Main Event                        Australia                                   
Sky Arena                         New Zealand                                 
SkyPerfec                         Japan                                       
Taquilla PPV                      Spain                                       
PPV Channel                       Ireland                                     
Viewers Choice                    Canada                                      
Premium Extra                     Italy                                       
Sky Select                        Austria                                     
Sky Select                        Germany                                     
Viasat Sport                      Sweden                                      

Edited by rooq - 30 Dec 2016 at 4:07pm
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Note that as in real life you can't have 2 shows televised on the same night with the same broadcaster.

E.g. if you have a HBO deal and have one show televised with them, you will not be able to put on a HBO PPV on the same night.
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