V-me to carry World Series of Boxing competitions

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V-me, the 24/7 Spanish network that’s a popular multicast channel on public TV stations, had secured broadcast rights to the World Series of Boxing, (WSB) it said in a statement today (Nov. 3). Coverage begins Nov. 20 and continues through next season. V-me also creating a WSB news and commentary show, Sexto Round, to run Thursday nights. The Hispanic community has a “long tradition” of enthusiasm for the sport, said Guillermo Sierra, V-me’s senior vice president. It’s the first sport that V-me will carry on an ongoing basis. The network was launched by WNET three years ago (Current, Feb. 12, 2007). It’s a partnership of V-me Media Inc. and WNET.org, which is now a minority partner.

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