VOOM’s Rush HD to Offer Live Coverage of the World’s Biggest Sports Rivalry, Real Madrid V. Barcelona, Via Exclusive High Definition Broadcasts of Spanish Premiere League Soccer

RUSH HD to Air LIVE ‘Game of the Week’, Including
Face-offs Between League Champions on November 19 and April 2

New York – November 3, 2005-VOOM HD Networks, television’s largest suite of high definition channels, continues to add live games from the 2005/2006 Spanish Premiere League to its soccer lineup on sports channel RUSH HD (available nationally on Dish Network, Channel 9476), including marquee match-ups between perennial powerhouses ‘Real Madrid’ and ‘Barcelona’ on Saturday, November 19, 2005 at 2PM ET and the weekend of April 1, 2006, featuring international superstars David Beckham (England), Zinedine Zidane (France) and Ronaldinho (Brazil) in the heart-pounding clarity of high definition.
Mark DeAngelis, RUSH HD’s VP, Programming, said: “Being able to air two matches between Real Madrid and Barcelona is extremely exciting. Their rivalry is on par with the Yankees and Red Sox but on a global scale.” He continued, “Airing all of these matches in HD will thrill the casual soccer fan and be absolute ecstasy for the soccer fanatic.”

Airing under RUSH HD’s WorldSport programming banner, the live Spanish Premiere League (SPL) events join the network’s already impressive soccer roster, which also includes more than a dozen UEFA Cup games. The eye-popping visual splendor of HD, draws you into the action like never before. See the attached page for a complete schedule of the Spanish Premiere League games.

Prior to each game, viewers can catch a new episode of La Liga Report, an in-depth look at the league and news surrounding the sport’s most popular stars, hosted by WorldSport’s soccer analysts Paul Giblin and Sid Lowe who also provide play-by-play commentary for the SPL matches. Specific schedule details, including updates regarding player line-ups and start times, can be accessed at www.rushhd.com.

The VOOM HD Networks is the largest suite of high definition channels available anywhere, produced exclusively in high definition for distribution in the U.S. through satellite and cable operators. The VOOM HD Networks carry programming in categories as diverse as sports, movies, fashion, music and art. Today, the VOOM HD Networks are available nationally on Echostar’s DISH Network. The VOOM HD Networks were developed by Rainbow Media to meet the growing demand for quality high definition programming, building on Rainbow Media’s history of original programming innovation.

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