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ESPN restructures
ESPN announced last week that it would restructure its business into six areas: content, technology, sales and marketing, international, finance and administration. Chuck Pagnano will now serve as executive vice president of technology.

Players Network taps Orgel for president
Players Network has appointed Andrew Orgel to the position of president and chief operating officer. Orgel will be responsible for overseeing the growth and expansion of the Players Network brand.

For more information, visit www.playersnetwork.com.

Switcher sales to grow
The worldwide market for broadcast switchers will grow from $400 million in 2004 to nearly $1 billion by 2011 in large part due to government-mandated conversion to digital television and growing advertising revenues, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.

For more information, visit www.frost.com.

EchoStar adds ESPNU to DISH Network
EchoStar Communications has reached an agreement with Disney and ESPN Media Networks to add ESPNU, a 24-hour college sports network, to DISH Network's "America's Top 180" programming package.

Hajdu joins Leitch
Leitch Technology has appointed Rich Hajdu to the position of vice president of graphics and post sales for the Americas.

Previously, Hajdu worked for eight years at Chyron where he was vice president of worldwide sales and marketing.

For more information, visit www.leitch.com.

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