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Black Enterprise names FSN Rone to top 50 list
FOX Sports Network’s David Rone has been named as one of “The 50 Most Powerful Blacks In Sports” in the March issue of Black Enterprise magazine. Rone serves as the network’s Executive Vice-President of Network Development and Rights Acquisitions.

Frank takes reins as managing director of ESPN International
Lynne Frank, a senior media executive with extensive experience in the European television industry, has joined ESPN International as Managing Director, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. She will oversee ESPN's ongoing expansion in Europe, including managing ESPN's investment in ESPN Classic Europe.

DIRECTV names Hill president of entertainment group
DIRECTV has appointed FOX Sports Chairman and CEO David Hill as president of its new DIRECTV Entertainment group.

As president, Hill will oversee programming, including third-party programming and original content, the development of programming packages and the marketing and promotion of DIRECTV. He also will continue to serve as chairman of FOX Sports.

Entriq protects CSTV delivery of March Madness content
Entriq and CSTV Networks have partnered to deliver NCAA March Madness to broadband customers. NCAA March Madness on Demand provides fans with live streaming video of CBS Sports telecasts of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

Entriq is providing the complete technology to protect the content syndicated from colleges in the tournament, ensuring that only authorized subscribers can view it.

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FOX Sports Interactive, SmartVideo launch cell phone sports delivery
SmartVideo Technologies and FOX Sports Interactive Media have launched a 24-hour sports video channel designed for Smartphones.

Working with SmartVideo, FOX Sports will make on-demand video and audio of its national and regional sports coverage available to about 50 million mobile phone users and millions of PDA owners.

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