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Wilhelm joins NEP as executive vice president
Daniel Wilhelm has joined NEP as executive vice president of sales, marketing and business development. He will be responsible for those activities for all NEP divisions.
Wilhelm recently served as president of PRIMEDIA's Digital Video Unit overseeing the $1.3 billion publishing company's television, digital and video-on-demand business.
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YES Network to televise 70 HD Yankees games
Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network (YES) will carry 70 regular season New York Yankees games in high definition this year. Sixty-four will be Yankees home games. Comcast cable subscribers in the metropolitan area as well as DIRECTV customers can watch the HD coverage.

MSN Video, IFILM to collaborate
MSN Video and IFILM have reached an agreement giving online visitors to the access to IFLIM video content, including action sports clips, television, and short films.
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ESPN2 to televise 2005 MISL championship series finals
ESPN2 will present live, exclusive coverage of the Major Indoor Soccer League’s (MISL’s) 2005 Championship Series Finals next month.
The network will televise the MISL Championship Series Finals Game One from the U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, WI, on May 14 and Game Two on May 21 from the Savvis Center in St. Louis, MO.

Daktronics buys Diamond P Studio
Daktronics has acquired Diamond P Studio property, a video production facility located in Clearwater, FL.
The acquisition will help Daktronics’ Keyframe Creative Services Division better serve its large screen video clients with higher quality content development and faster delivery. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
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ISMG selects 4DCard as marketing partner
International Sports and Media Group has selected 4DCard in Carlsbad, CA, as a marketing partner to assist in the design and marketing of its initiatives for the soccer arena.
ISMG is establishing a collection of CD/DVD Soccer Digital Trading Cards that it will offer to its broad base of International and National Soccer Teams/Player clients. The two companies will work together on the digital trading card project.
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MSN Network, MLB all it quits
MSN Network and Major League Baseball have parted ways, discontinuing a major contract to deliver live video coverage of games to computer users via the Internet, The Seattle Times reported last week.
The cessation of the multi-million dollar contract occurred in February, according to the paper.

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