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Universal Sports Network Televises the 2012 Honda LA Marathon this Sunday,March 18

Los Angeles – March 15, 2012 –Universal Sports Network will televise the Honda LA Marathon this Sunday, March18, beginning at 3 p.m. ET. The network’s exclusive national TV coverage willshowcase the 26.2-mile race featuring more than 23,000 runners traversing fromstadium to sea, as they run from Dodger Stadium to the Pacific Ocean with themarathon ending on Ocean Boulevard in Santa Monica. The course has beencertified by USA Track & Field and will serve as a qualifier for the BostonMarathon on Monday, April 16, also airing nationally on Universal SportsNetwork.

“We are thrilled to be theexclusive national television broadcaster for the Honda LA Marathon, addingthis event to our robust lineup of Olympic, endurance and adventure sportsprogramming,” said David Sternberg, CEO of Universal Sports. “This furtherdemonstrates the value of Universal Sports in offering compelling events forfans and practitioners of endurance sports.”

In addition to the Honda LAMarathon, Universal Sports Network is home to three World Marathon Majors(WMM), offering multiplatform coverage of the Boston Marathon, Virgin London Marathonand Berlin Marathon. Additional endurance sports programming on the network includesthe Rotterdam Marathon, Kona Ironman and the ITU Triathlon World ChampionshipSeries.

Universal Sports Network recently transitioned to a multi-platform,high definition cable, satellite and IPTV service. Currently, DirecTV, DISH andseveral other cable providers offer Universal Sports Network. Viewers whosecable, satellite or IPTV providers are not currently offering the networkshould call 1-800-55-GET-US or visit and demandaccess to the network’s coverage of the world’s biggest championships.

Universal Sports, a partnershipbetween NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, LP, is the premier multi-platformmedia destination for Olympic-related sports programming in the UnitedStates.  Offering more than 1,200 hours of original programming each year,Universal Sports has exclusive rights to world and national championship eventsin a wide array of sports, including swimming, track and field, gymnastics,cycling, skiing, figure skating and rugby. Whether on television, online, or onthe go with mobile and tablet applications, Universal Sports offers a four-screenexperience to fans of global sports every day of the year. For moreinformation, please visit