Press Release #66 (11/10/10)
TWO BOXING FORCES COLLIDE
FOR WORLD SUPER WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
LIVE ON PAY-PER-VIEW CABLE, SAT. NOVEMBER 13, 2010
BOXING: PACQUIAO VS. MARGARITO
Cable Systems Offer Several Free On Demand Boxing Programs To Get Fans Pumped For Saturday's Live Event: Preview Show, Focus on the Life & Careers Of Each Fighter and Weigh-In Footage
New York, Nov. 10, 2010 - Two boxing forces collide head-on in a battle for the World Super Welterweight Championship this Saturday, November 13, LIVE on cable Pay-Per-View (PPV) at 9PM ET/6PM PT, from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (One hour countdown show begins at 8PM ET). In advance of the event, Boxing: Pacquiao vs. Margarito, cable systems around the country offer fans several free-on-demand programs about this highly anticipated matchup.
In Saturday's bout, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, boxing superstar, world figure and "Fighter of the Decade," fights for an unprecedented eighth division world championship title. Antonio Margarito is a three-time world welterweight champion and an imposing and feared force in the ring. A veteran of many exciting ring wars, and now with controversy behind him, the "Tijuana Tornado" is determined to put an end to the Pacman's reign.
Cable customers in many systems can enjoy a free pre-fight special preview show in both English and Spanish, watch video bios of each fighter, as well as see footage from the weigh-in. Free programs can now be found within the Free On Demand offerings on their cable systems. Viewers can check their Video On Demand (VOD) menus under Events on Demand, Free Previews, Free Extras or Sports. More information about the PPV event, plus short videos in both English and Spanish are also available online at: http://www.indemand.com/product/view/207607
Free On Demand programs as follows:
Pacquiao/Margarito Preview Show - 30 mins. (Available now on cable in both English and Spanish.) An action-packed and informative preview show includes footage from previous fights and interviews of Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito preparing for their upcoming fight, plus comments from both of their highly regarded trainers: Pacquiao's Freddie Roach and Margarito's Robert Garcia. The show also looks at the Pac Man's meteoric rise from humble beginnings; the story of the Mexican warrior, Antonio Margarito; Pacquiao's political career in the Philippines; press tour footage; a look at Cowboys Stadium as a boxing mecca and more.
Boxing: Look At Pacquiao - 15 mins. (Available now.) An exclusive look at the life and career of Manny Pacquiao in and out of the ring.
Boxing: Look At Margarito - 15 mins. (Available now.) An exclusive look at the life and career of Antonio Margarito in and out of the ring.
Weigh-In - Footage from the live weigh-in which takes place Friday, Nov.12 in Arlington, Texas will be available to cable viewers for free starting Saturday, Nov. 13.
Boxing: Pacquiao Vs. Margarito is an HBO Pay-Per-View® presentation. iN DEMAND L.L.C. distributes the live PPV event on November 13 to Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Charter, Verizon FiOS (HD feed only), RCN, Bresnan and many independent affiliates. Note: The free content is not available on all systems. Running time: 4:58, Rating: TV-14 (V). High definition telecast is available in most areas.
About iN DEMAND L.L.C.
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 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 its Howard TV On Demand offering. Content is delivered in both SD and HD. 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
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