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FSN Rocky Mountain, Crush reach accord
The Colorado Crush and Fox Sports Net Rocky Mountain have signed a new multiyear agreement making FSN Rocky Mountain the exclusive regional home of the Colorado Crush games.

ESPN wins U.S. Open television rights
ESPN has reached a multiyear agreement with the United States Tennis Association for telecast rights to the United States Open Tennis Championships, the final Grand Slam of the season, for Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. The network is televising the U.S. Open to more than 90 countries and territories. This agreement marks the first time that ESPN will have telecast rights to the tournament outside of the southern cone of South America.

CBS, NTN Communications kick off partnership
On Sept. 6, CBS and NTN Communications announced a partnership allowing CBS SportsLine Fantasy Football players to receive live, personalized fantasy league updates and other statistics through the NTN/Buzztime iTV Network at subscriber restaurants and sports bars in the United States and Canada for the 2005 NFL season. The new service will initially be available at about 1,900 sites.

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Fox College Sports kicks off 2005 intercollegiate football coverage
Fox College Sports this season has scheduled 85 intercollegiate football games and expects that number to rise to more than 100 by December. FCS kicked-off its 2005 college football schedule Sept. 1.

SmartVideo, CSTV ink mobile distribution deal
SmartVideo Technologies and CSTV/College Sports Television last week announced the signing of an agreement to deliver video and audio programming to mobile devices. CSTV will offer college sports games, events, news, information and analysis to subscribers with cell phones, PDAs and Wi-Fi connections.

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