SOURCE: MediaZone

September 22, 2006 08:00 ET

NBCSports.com and MediaZone to Broadcast 33rd Real,-BERLIN-MARATHON Online

Broadcast of 2006 Real,-BERLIN-MARATHON LIVE September 24 on NBCSports.MediaZone.com and on NBCSports.com

NEW YORK, NY and REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 22, 2006 -- MediaZone and NBCSports.com today announced that they will be providing LIVE and On Demand online coverage of The 2006 real,-BERLIN-MARATHON.

More than 40,000 athletes from over 100 nations will be competing in this historic running event in Berlin, Germany. This year's race features an unrivaled match-up of the two current fastest marathon runners in the world and the anticipation of a new world record! Confirmed entrant Sammy Korir from Kenya is tipped as the man that could eclipse Paul Tergat's marathon world record. Korir's best marathon time of 2:04:56 is only a mere second off the world record set by Tergat of 2:04:55. Also confirmed to participate in this year's real,-BERLIN-MARATHON is Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie who is undoubtedly viewed as Korir's biggest threat.

NBCSports.com and MediaZone will offer LIVE online video coverage of the entire three-hour marathon on Sunday, September 24, starting at 3:00am EDT, which can be purchased during the broadcast or in advance. Additionally, the event will be available On Demand once the event has concluded. The price is only $5.99 to see this titanic match-up and world record attempt in the most grueling 26.2 miles in all of sports, the Marathon. To experience the 33rd real,-BERLIN-MARATHON, go to http://NBCSports.MediaZone.com.

The 2006 real,-BERLIN-MARATHON is the latest offering available via the new NBCSports/MediaZone co-branded broadband video site at http://NBCSports.MediaZone.com. The joint initiative, launched earlier this month, will enable sports fans to view unique content from both NBC Sports' programming lineup and from MediaZone's catalogue, including world-class tennis, rugby and basketball.

About MediaZone

MediaZone is a leading global online broadcaster specializing in sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and international programming. MediaZone offers both subscription and pay-per-view access to live and On Demand event broadcasts online, helping consumers stay connected with hard-to-find, yet highly relevant programming, while providing media owners with a new channel to distribute and monetize their content libraries. The company is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in China and Europe. MediaZone is a division of MIH Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Naspers (NASDAQ: NPSN). For more information, please visit www.MediaZone.com.

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