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, the leading global service for live Internet TV, has been granted exclusive broadband distribution rights for the "NetJets Showdown" tennis exhibition, a match between all-time Grand Slam champion and International Tennis Hall of Famer Peter Sampras, and young Swiss sensation Roger Federer, ranked #1 in the world by ATP.
The NetJets Showdown, produced by StarGames in association with The Marquis Jet Card and Men's Vogue magazine, will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on March 10, 2008.
Dubbed "A Battle for Tennis History", the NetJets Showdown will mark the first time in eight years that tennis has been played at Madison Square Garden, a venue known as "the world's most famous arena". This historic match will mark the fourth meeting between these renowned players, and their first meeting in the U.S.
Simulcast on the Tennis Channel and Fox Sports Net New York, the broadcast of this clash of the tennis titans will be available live, free, and on a global basis on TVU Channel 1, from 8PM to 10:30PM Eastern. TVU will continue to re-broadcast the match for a seven day period following the match.
According to Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks, "TVU is delighted to have been chosen as the Official Broadband Distributor for this monumental sporting event. We are excited that our technology and business model e nable us to deliver it live to tennis fans in every corner of the world, at no cost to any viewer."
Jerry Solomon, President of event producer StarGames, states, "TVU is the perfect media partner for this event. Tennis is a worldwide sport and through TVU this match can be available to fans everywhere."