Holyfield-Maddalone on CN8 March 17

Philadelphia (March 13, 2007) -- CN8, The Comcast Network "sounds the bell" with exclusive live broadcast coverage of Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield vs. Vinny Maddalone on Saturday, March 17 at 10:00 PM/ET. The Holyfield-Maddalone boxing event will also be made available to all Comcast Cable systems nationwide with an opportunity to reach more than 24 million homes. In addition, CN8 offers a worldwide audience the opportunity to view this historic fight with its live Webcast on

The match-up is four-time world heavyweight champion Holyfield’s third fight since coming out of retirement on a quest to win a fifth heavyweight title. The event airs live from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The Holyfield-Maddalone fight will be available on CN8, The Comcast Network reaching 9 million homes from Maine to Virginia and Washington, D.C. Tune-in details for the fight on CN8 and in Comcast Cable markets outside of CN8’s footprint follow. For more information regarding the fight’s availability in a specific Comcast market, viewers should call their local cable office.

· CN8, The Comcast Network – 9 million homes from Maine to Virginia and Washington, D.C.

· Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast - 5.6 million homes in 12 southeastern states

· Comcast Local - 1.6 million homes in Michigan & Indiana

· Comcast SportsNet West - 2.5 million homes in California

· SportsNet New York - 8.5 million homes in New York, Connecticut, most of New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania

Following the broadcast, Holyfield vs. Maddalone will be available ON DEMAND from Comcast at no additional cost to Comcast Digital Cable customers in the company’s Eastern Division, which serves more than 5.4 million customers along the New York to D.C. corridor, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia and North Carolina. The fight will be available ON DEMAND to all Eastern Division markets beginning Tuesday, March 20, with Philadelphia and New York markets having it sooner. The fight may be accessed ON DEMAND for 10 days in the SPORTS & FITNESS/MORE SPORTS and GET LOCAL/CN8 ORIGINALS/SPORTS folders. For more information, please visit

About CN8, The Comcast Network

CN8, The Comcast Network provides more than 9 million Comcast cable viewers with a unique brand of live, interactive television delivered over its own fiber-optic network to 12 states and 20 television markets stretching from Maine to Virginia and Washington, D.C. CN8 was founded in 1996 and has quickly grown to become the nation's leading regional cable network, airing more than 90 hours a week of original programming from its six studios in the Baltimore, Boston, Delaware, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. areas. CN8 provides in-depth coverage and analysis of special events and important news that broadcast networks often ignore. Since its inception, CN8 has delivered on its mission to continually reshape and revolutionize regional television and its relevance to local, regional and national viewers. CN8's programming and hosts have been honored by the industry with more than 314 regional Emmy Award nominations.

Article posted on 14.03.2007

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