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Las Vegas, Nov. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Remark Media, Inc. (NASDAQ:MARK), a global digital media company, today announced that it is the official Digital Distributor of the Clash in Cotai boxing event headlined by Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios. Clash in Cotai is co-promoted by Top Rank and Venetian Cotai, and will take place on November 24, 2013, in Macao (Saturday evening, November 23, 2013, in U.S. timezones).
Remark Media is distributing the Clash in Cotai event live to consumers in greater China, with platform partner PPTV, and in South Korea with platform partner UStream Korea. The Clash in Cotai is headlined by the Pacquiao - Rios bout, and features Evgeny Gradovich, Andy Ruiz, and 2-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming, the most decorated Chinese boxer in history. Audiences in greater China can visit http://leader.pptv.com/boxing/, and audiences in South Korea can visit http://www.ustream.tv/pacquiao-rios, to watch the fight live and free of charge.
Remark Media also today announced that it is creating China's first Boxing Channel, which will be distributed on PPTV's platform. The Boxing Channel will feature live boxing events, documentaries, feature films, interviews, analysis and highlights from the boxing world. The Clash in Cotai is the Boxing Channel's inaugural event. The Boxing Channel, as with PPTV's other leading sports channels which exclusively distribute the English Premier League and the NFL, will feature a main lobby allowing viewers to browse and view on-demand content, as well as watch live events as they are broadcast. Remark Media is marketing the Boxing Channel and its live events broadcast on the channel via campaigns on Chinese social media Weibo and Weixin, incorporating celebrities, sports influencers, and cultural opinion leaders. The Boxing Channel is online at http://leader.pptv.com/boxing/.
About Remark Media
Remark Media, Inc. (Nasdaq:MARK) is a global digital media company focusing on delivering original content to the 18-to-34 year old demographic primarily in Asia and the United States through its assets focused on consumer verticals, including: Bikini.com, Banks.com, US Tax Center at IRS.com, FileLater, MyStockFund, BoWenWang and ComoTudoFunciona. The Company is headquartered in Las Vegas with operations in Atlanta, Miami, Beijing and São Paulo. Remark Media is listed on The NASDAQ Capital Market.
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