On the web: Avruskin remembered; UFC looking at cable net

Greg Oliver remembers veteran Canadian TV distributor and wrestling commentator Milt Avruskin, who passed away May 28 at the age of 64; while the Wall Street Journal reports that the UFC may be moving into the ring with its own cable net.
June 9, 2011

Whether it was as the play-by-play commentator for wrestling programs such as Superstars of Wrestling and International Wrestling in the 1970s and ’80s, or in his work as a Canadian television distributor, most recently as general manager of Rebel Media Ventures International, Milt Avruskin‘s talents as a people person always shone through, says longtime friend Greg Oliver on Canadian news portal Canoe. Avruskin passed away on May 28 from an aortic aneurysm at the age of 64.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Ultimate Fighting Championship is looking to get into the ring with other cable nets by acquiring its own cable network. Sources name NBCUniversal’s G4 Network as a potential home for the new venture. (Password protected)

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