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Jones-Tarver PPV Fight Nets 250K Buys

Home Box Office Pay-Per-View's Nov. 8 Roy Jones Jr.-Antonio Tarver PPV-boxing event drew 250,000 buys.

The fight, in which Jones won a controversial decision, generated 150,000 buys from cable systems and 100,000 from satellite homes throughout the 50 states and Canada. Overall, the bout -- which retailed at a suggested price of $44.95 -- earned $11.5 million in PPV revenue.

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.