TO PRESENT THE
DEBUT OF THE
CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WORLD
to Simulcast Klitschko vs. Solis
on Times Square Jumbotron
This Saturday! March 19 at 6 P.M. ET
YORK (March 16, 2011) Not since Jack Dempsey s Broadway Restaurant closed
in 1974 has a heavyweight champion graced The Great White Way -- until this
week. EPIX will
present the closed captioned simulcast of the Vitali Klitschko vs.
Odlanier Solis WBC heavyweight championship on a jumbotron screen in
Times Square (Broadway at 44th St.), This
19, beginning at 6 p.m. ET.
EPIX, the multiplatform premium entertainment
service, will exclusively televise Klitschko vs. Solis live in the
U.S., beginning at 5 p.m.
ET, with select undercard bouts, followed by the main
event World Heavyweight Championship at 6
EpixHD.com will stream the fights live, beginning
at 5 p.m. ET, as part of
a free two-week trial offer.
EPIX believes The Heavyweight Championship of the World is very big and
very important to the sport of boxing and its fans, said Mark Greenberg, president and CEO of
EPIX. That is why we are
broadcasting it live, streaming it live, and for free, and putting it on the big
screen in Times Square.
Klitschko (41-2, 38 KOs), of Ukraine, a three-time heavyweight champion,
his sixth title defense of his current reign against 2004 Cuban Olympic gold
medalist Solis (17-0, 12 KOs), who is the number one contender and mandatory
challenger. The fight will take
place in Colgne, Germany.
EPIX, a joint venture between Viacom Inc.
(NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios
Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), is a next-generation premium entertainment
channel, video-on-demand and online service launched on October 30, 2009. With
access to more than 15,000 motion pictures spanning the vast libraries of its
partners and other studios, EPIX
provides a powerful entertainment experience with more feature films on demand
and online and more HD movies than any other service. It is the only premium service providing
its entire monthly line-up of new Hollywood titles, classic feature films,
original series, music and comedy specials through the linear channel,
video-on-demand and online at EpixHD.com, the leading online destination for
movies. EPIX has made the commitment
to deliver the industry s most expansive online collection of movies, making
more than 3,000 titles available on EpixHD.com. The service is available to over
30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter
Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC,
Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FiOS.