Fox Sports Net to Air Marlins Championship Season Special

(SUNRISE, FL) – Fox Sports Net Florida, the exclusive television rights holder for Marlins baseball, will televise a thirty minute tribute to the World Series Champion Florida Marlins. Florida Marlins Championship Special: "The Will to Win" will premiere on Thursday, November 6 at 7:30pm.

Hosted by Fox Sports Net announcer Craig Minervini, the program follows the Marlin's quest for a wild card berth, their determination to advance past the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs in the post-season and their World Series victory over the heavily favored New York Yankees. Highlights include interviews with coach Jack McKeon, NLCS MVP Pudge Rodriguez, World Series MVP Josh Beckett, and celebrations from the Marlin's victory parades.

"The Will to Win is a celebration of the Marlin's miraculous 2003 World Championship season," said Jeff Genthner, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Fox Sports Net Florida. "Fox Sports Net's Emmy Award winning Marlin's television production team has produced this show with all the highlights and insight that will enable Marlins fans to relive this Championship season for years to come."

Florida Marlins Championship: "The Will to Win" is produced by Fox Sports Net Florida, whose Marlins coverage was recently nominated for an Emmy Award for the second consecutive year, and presented by Hollywood Greyhound Track. The special will encore on Friday, November 7 at 2:00pm and Saturday, November 8 at 11:30pm.

Fox Sports Net Florida reaches more than 4.9 million households in Florida. Fox Sports Net Florida's programming includes Major League Baseball's Florida Marlins and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the National Hockey League's Florida Panthers, the University of Miami, and the University of South Florida, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, NASCAR and 54321. Fox Sports Net Florida is managed by Rainbow Sports Networks.

Rainbow Sports Networks is a division of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). Fox Sports Net reaches more than 79 million households nationwide and is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Rainbow Media Holdings LLC and Fox Entertainment Group. Rainbow Sports Networks incorporates Rainbow's 50% ownership in Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports National Advertising and the ownership and management of Fox Sports Net regional networks in five of the nation's largest markets: Chicago, San Francisco, New England, Ohio and Florida.

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