ESPN.COM To Broadcast PPV Fights Live
12.04.05 - Boxing fans will be able to purchase a live ESPN.com Webcast of the April 23 ESPN Pay-Per-View boxing card that features up to 44 rounds of live boxing, including two championship bouts. ESPN.com will feature an identical live feed of the ESPN Pay-Per-View telecast of the four-fight card promoted by Main Events at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas starting at 9 p.m. ET..
Article posted on 12.04.2005
Fights include Shane Mosley vs David Estrada, Calvin Brock vs Jameel McCline, Juan Diaz vs Ebo Elder, & Antonio Margarito vs Kermit Cintron.
The Webcast will mark the first time that such a high-profile night of boxing will be carried live online. "We are thrilled to be able to use both our online and television assets to offer this high quality night of boxing," said Matt Murphy, ESPN senior vice president, broadband and interactive sales.
“With four great fights on this card, it is an outstanding value for fans.” Added John Kosner, senior vice president, ESPN New Media, “This is another example of the commitment by ESPN.com and the ESPN family of television networks to work together and leverage technological resources to serve fans in every way possible.”
The night’s card of boxing will be sold separately online and available to fans for the same $29.95 price as the pay-per-view telecast. Following the fight, the video will be archived and available on-demand to fans who purchased the Webcast until April 30.
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