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ESPN to kick off ’05 college football coverage
ESPN’s telecasts of the 2005 Division I-A college football season begins Sept. 1 with coverage of the game between Central Florida and South Carolina.

In 2005, ABC Sports, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will televise more than 300 live regular- and post-season games, an increase from last season's 216 games.

Rone assumes responsibility at FOX College Sports
FOX Sports Networks has given David Rone, current Executive Vice President, Network Development & Rights Acquisitions, the additional responsibility of serving as General Manager, FOX College Sports. He succeeds David Nathanson.

Sprint, MobiTV to receive Emmy for engineering achievement
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced it will present Sprint and MobiTV with the 2005 Emmy Engineering Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development.

Since 2003, Sprint and MobiTV have partnered to deliver a variety of television programming, including sports, to mobile telephones.

CST, Expo TV to participate in VisiFone test
College Sports Television and Expo TV have agreed to provide their exclusive content for use as part of a consumer pilot test of VisiFone in the United States slated for early 2006.

The new VisiFone Multimedia digital telephone for VoIP is a digital telephone/videophone, capable of displaying fully interactive video and digital audio without a personal computer. ViseonMedia is the exclusive provider of TV-quality content for VisiFone.

FSN announces ’05 college football schedule
FSN’s national coverage of the 2005 college football season will feature 17 Big 12 games and 12 Pac-10 match-ups, plus a special game with Temple hosting the Miami Hurricanes. The season opens Sept. 3 with coverage of the game between the University of Texas Longhorns and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns.

Sprint to provide NFL highlights, programing, VOD
Sprint and the National Football League (NHL) announced mid-month the completion of a deal that will bring NHL highlights, live video programming and video on demand to users of Sprint cell phones.

Under the agreement, Sprint will be the league's official wireless telecommunications service provider.

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