HBO Boxing Looks to Knock Out Viewers With Interactive Version

Home Box Office, the premium television programming division of Time Warner Entertainment Co. L.P., will telecast its first interactive boxing event tomorrow on AOLTV and WebTV Networks.

Mixed Signal Technologies, Culver City, CA, an interactive television technology provider, produced the interactive version of HBO's “Boxing After Dark.” The event, which will be shown at 10 p.m. EST/PST, is the first in a series of interactive versions of “Boxing After Dark.”

Viewers with AOLTV or WebTV Networks will be able to score the fight round-by-round and match their scores against those of HBO judges, access the fighters' statistics, read event rules, and view information of the careers of the featured fighters and trainers.

The scheduled match will be between middleweights Bernard Hopkins and Antwun Echols.

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