Press Release #161 (5/1/13)
For immediate release
BOXING: MAYWEATHER VS. GUERRERO,
LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS ON CABLE PAY-PER-VIEW, MAY 4, 2013
Fans Can Enjoy Many Hours of Free On Demand Programs Leading up to the Fight
-On Cable and Online --
Previous Fights, SHOWTIME Sports' Acclaimed Behind-The-Scenes Series
ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Guerrero, Interviews and More
Live Two-Hour Pre-Show Precedes the Event from SHOWTIME PPV®
New York, April 30 - The year's marquee Pay-Per-View boxing event features undefeated, Eight-Time World Champion Floyd Mayweather returning to the ring after a one year hiatus on Saturday, May 4, LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The cable PPV event from SHOWTIME PPV® features four action-packed fights culminating with Mayweather (43-0, 26 KO's) going toe-to-toe against Six-Time and Four-Division World Champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO's) in the main event with the WBC Welterweight Championship title on the line.
In the days leading up to the fight that is expected to be one of the top PPV events of 2013, PPV distributor iN DEMAND will deliver a wealth of content created by SHOWTIME Sports to cable and online audiences. This is the most pre-fight content ever offered, nearly 20 hours of previous fights, interviews, analysis, hometown visits, career highlights, documentaries and more, including some content in Spanish and nearly all in HD*.
On fight night, Saturday, May 4, a LIVE, two-hour Pre-Show, begins at 7PM ET/4PM PT on PPV. The SHOWTIME production includes the excitement and commentary from the arena, as well as two live undercard bouts featuring some of boxing's rising stars. Following the countdown, Boxing: Mayweather vs. Guerrero can be seen nationally LIVE on Pay-Per-View at 9PM ET/6PM PT, in both SD and HD and in Spanish via SAP. SRP for the fight is $59.99. Price may vary by system. For more information on where to find the fight on local systems, go to: Mayweather v Guerrero Boxing
FREE ON DEMAND ON CABLE CONTENT: Systems around the country are now offering an extensive selection of Free On Demand (FOD) shows including unprecedented access to eight classic fights featuring Floyd Mayweather and Robert Guerrero, close-up profiles of both warriors, the SHOWTIME Sports behind-the-scenes special ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Guerrero, the press conference and the weigh-in. All but the press conference and weigh-in are currently playing until May 8, 2013. The press conference becomes available Thurs, May 2 and the weigh-in Sat, May 4. Here is an overview of the FOD content:
Floyd Mayweather and Robert Guerrero - Relive full-length past fights:
Mayweather vs. Shane Mosley (SD & HD) - May, 2010
Mayweather vs. Juan Manuel Marquez (SD & HD) - September 2009
Mayweather vs. Ricky Hatton (SD & HD) - December 2007
Mayweather vs. Oscar De La Hoya (SD & HD) - May, 2007
Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz (SD & HD) - September, 2011
Guerrero vs. Selcuk Aydin (SD & HD) - July, 2012
Guerrero vs. Michael Katsidis (SD & HD) - April, 2011
Guerrero vs. Martin Honorio (SD & HD) - November, 2007
MUCH MORE CABLE FOD CONTENT: In addition to the classic fights, cable has much more in-depth fight-related programming now in special VOD folders** including footage from the press conference, training camps, weigh-in (starting 5/4), Jim Rome's interview with Mayweather, several profiles of both fighters, including an intimate look at Mayweather's ascent from humble beginnings in Grand Rapids to the top of the athletic world; and the moving story of Guerrero and his wife Casey as she battled cancer.
FREE ONLINE CONTENT - A selection of the following content is playing online at Mayweather v Guerrero Boxing and on select MSO online/digital platforms starting April 29:
Ø Short Pieces: ALL ACCESS EXTRAS: Heated First Encounter between the fighters during a commercial shoot. ALL ACCESS EXTRAS: First Look - Mayweather from his hometown of Grand Rapids, MI. Mayweather vs. Guerrero - career highlights. Mayweather vs. Guerrero Strategy/Analysis - SHOWTIME's boxing experts provide an in-depth analysis of each fighter's strengths, weaknesses and strategies for their May 4 bout.
Ø Long Form Content: Countdown to May Day - Behind-the-scenes trips into the training camps. Floyd on Jim Rome - Jim Rome asks Floyd Mayweather 10 intriguing questions. Guerrero Feature - A moving look at the courageous and ultimately victorious battle waged by Casey and Robert Guerrero against her cancer, and the emotional reunion with her bone marrow donor.
Boxing: Mayweather vs. Guerrero is a SHOWTIME PPV® presentation. The event is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions. Both the fight and the free content* are distributed to most U.S. cable systems by iN DEMAND L.L.C.
*Content availability varies by system. HD not available on all systems.
**How to find the Free On Demand offerings on affiliated cable systems: Locations differ by system but viewers can check their Video On Demand (VOD) menus under Events on Demand, Free Previews, Free Extras or Sports. Here are the locations for some of the top providers: ·
Comcast (English and Spanish):
2. Top Picks/Mayweather-Guerrero
3. Sports & Fitness/UFC WWE & Boxing/Mayweather-Guerrero ·
1. En Español/Favoritos/Mayweather-Guerrero ·
Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks:
1. Sports & Fitness/Mayweather-Guerrero
2. Sports & Fitness/Special Events/Free Previews ·
Cox: FreeZone/Mayweathr Guerr. ·
Cablevision: Events/Mayweather Guerrero ·
RCN: Events/Free Extras
About iN DEMAND iN DEMAND L.L.C. is the pioneer and world leader in providing exciting transactional entertainment delivered through television's most innovative technologies. iN DEMAND creates and delivers programming through cable Pay-Per-View (PPV), Video On Demand (VOD) as well as on digital platforms. PPV programming includes movies, boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts events and the digital out-of-market subscription professional sports packages for MLB, the NBA, the NHL and MLS. The company also offers a range of VOD products including first-run movies and serves as the exclusive TV home of Howard Stern via Howard TV On Demand. Content is delivered in SD, HD and 3D. iN DEMAND's owners are Comcast iN DEMAND Holdings, Inc., Cox Communications Holdings, Inc., and Time Warner Entertainment - Advance/Newhouse Partnership. Further information about the company can be found at www.indemand.com # # #