Press Release #99 (12/1/11)
SPORTS PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT
Dec. 1, 2011
EXTENDED TWO-HOUR COUNTDOWN SHOW TO PRECEDE
BOXING: COTTO VS. MARGARTO II
LIVE FROM NEW YORK ON CABLE PAY-PER-VIEW, DEC. 3, 2011
Free Programs Now On Demand Include Behind-the-Scenes, Preview Show and Weigh-In, and For the First Time, a Full Episode of HBO's 24/7
Cable television presents Boxing: Cotto vs. Margarito II, on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 9PM ET/6PM PT, LIVE on Pay-Per-View from the famed Madison Square Garden in New York City. Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito are fighting 12 rounds for the WBA Super Welterweight Championship. Once again, cable is proud to present a two hour countdown show starting at 7PM ET/4PM PT, jam-packed with exciting footage and analysis. Plus, starting immediately, a number of Free On Demand (FOD) programs are available on cable* to get viewers excited for Saturday's battle. For the first time ever, HBO's 24/7 Cotto vs. Margarito will also be available via FOD. The main event is available with Spanish audio via SAP.
Miguel Cotto (36-2, 29 KOs), hailing from Caguas Puerto Rico, is the current WBA Super Welterweight World Champion. Antonio Margarito (38-7, 27 KOs), from Tijuana, Mexico, is a Three-Time World Champion. The fighters last met in the ring in July, 2008, when Margarito took the WBA Welterweight title in a controversial fight.
The countdown show and live event are available in both HD and SD. The two hour countdown block, which precedes the event, will feature reams of footage of each fighter, analysis and behind-the-scenes content, an episode of HBO's 24/7, the prior day's weigh-in, a 30 minute preview show about the main event with conversations with both fighters about their strategies and more. All the content below will be included in the countdown show, in addition to being available via FOD. For more information, go to: http://www.indemand.com/product/view/261272.
FREE ON DEMAND CONTENT:
Following are the Free On Demand shows available now via all iN DEMAND affiliate systems for the Boxing: Cotto vs. Margarito II event. They can be seen until end of day Dec 5.
Ring Life: Antonio Margarito - Inside the life and career of Mexican boxer Antonio Margarito, and how he overcame many obstacles during his rise in the sport.
Ring Life: Miguel Cotto - Boxing star Miguel Cotto opens up in this personal look at his life and his career in the ring.
HBO Buzz: Cotto/Margarito Press Conference - A brief window into the fighters' New York City press conference earlier this fall in advance of their Dec. 3 rematch.
Face Off With Max Kellerman: Cotto/Margarito -Tensions run high as the fighters re-visit their controversial first fight and Saturday's rematch.
24/7 Cotto-Margarito Episode 1 - A full half-hour episode of HBO Sports' 24/7 reality franchise. 24/7 Cotto/Margarito is an all-access series following these two fighters in one of boxing's most heated rivalries.
Boxing: Cotto vs. Margarito Preview (available with Spanish audio via SAP) - The in-depth 30 minute preview show includes the backgrounds of both fighters, interviews with managers, trainers, analysts and the fighters themselves about their strategies for winning, plus footage from some of their most pivotal fights.
Boxing: Cotto vs. Margarito Weigh-In - Footage of the weigh-in from Friday will be available on Saturday, Dec. 3.
*All free programs are available now (except the weigh-in which starts Saturday) within the Free On Demand offerings on various 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.
Boxing: Cotto vs. Margarito II, is an HBO Pay-Per-View® Presentation. The promoter is Top Rank. Both the fight and the free content are distributed to cable by iN DEMAND L.L.C.
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. Content is delivered in Standard, High Definition and 3D. 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 its Howard TV On Demand offering. 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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