Report: DREAM, HDNet Close to TV Deal


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Fight Entertainment Group, the parent company of DREAM, a new joint venture created along with officials from Dream Stage Entertainment, are reportedly close to a deal with HDNet that would have the network air six of the organization’s events in 2008.

The news comes from Sherdog, who confirmed the talks with Mike Kogan, director of FEG’s U.S. branch.

According to Kogan, the deal would likely go into effect next week with a delayed broadcast of today’s inaugural DREAM event in Japan.

“FEG has been working with HDNet in bringing the Dream 2008 Light and Middleweight GP events to North America,” Kogan said in the report. “While the deal is not officially signed yet, it is very close to being finalized with most of the important elements already agreed upon.”

Recent speculation suggested that HDNet may have been gunning for the rights to televise DREAM events after they aired DSE-promoted Yarennoka! live on New Year’s Day.

Officials from both HDNet and FEG confirmed that talks were ongoing but also stated that nothing had been finalized as of yet.

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