Sumo - Japan's ancient sport threatened in 'age of convenience'

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DeviledMan wrote:

Maybe Sumo would be more popular if they allowed it to be accessed internationally more easily. The only way to get it now is to pay a huge fee ($25/month) to get NHK on your cable or satellite service, so that amounts to $50 per basho. Even though this is one of the few broadcasts simulcast in English, this is just too expensive for a casual fan. I would gladly pay half that to do a pay-per-view or an easy method of downloading the video over the internet (streaming is problematic because of the time difference).

Dec 03, 2012 4:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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