The latest happenings from around the world of sports

NFL names Goodell commissioner
The National Football League announced that Roger Goodell has been named the new commissioner of the NFL. Goodell succeeds Paul Tagliabue. Goodell has more than 25 years of experience in the league.

MobiTV to support WiMAX
MobiTV announced Aug. 8 it will support the WiMAX standard and is committed to deploying advanced mobile television and media delivery services over WiMAX networks.

The Emmy Award winning service has more than 1 million paying subscribers and offers a variety of TV channels, including Fox Sports and ESPN to cell phones and other handheld devices. (See: “Sprint Nextel to deploy nationwide WiMAX network.”)

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FSN Ohio, Cleveland Browns strike exclusive regional cable accord
FSN Ohio and the Cleveland Browns have reached a new partnership agreement that will make FSN Ohio the exclusive regional cable home of the Cleveland Browns. The agreement includes three new shows centered on the upcoming season, including “Browns Camp,” “Brown Table” and team coach Romeo Crennel’s weekly press conferences.

Berkowitz, Morrison join NBC Universal interactive TV team
NBC Universal has expanded its interactive television team with the addition of Dan Berkowitz as Manager, iTV Product Development, and Alexandra Morrison as Producer, iTV Product Development.

In his new role, Berkowitz will work on product development across all divisions, including entertainment, sports and news and will also be responsible for leading NBCU's iTV standards initiatives.

ROK Entertainment launches U.S. service
ROK Entertainment Group this week launched its streaming mobile TV service in the United States.

Currently, users can subscribe to 13 channels of content for $0.99 per channel. ROK has licensed content from more than 50 providers, enough for dozens of channels, which will be going live over the coming weeks, the company said.

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