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THE TENNIS CHANNEL NAMES CORRIE HOWARD ACCOUNT MANAGER, SOUTHERN REGION

LOS ANGELES, July 20, 2006

The Tennis Channel has named Corrie Howard to account manager, southern region, effective immediately. Based in the channel’s Atlanta office, Howard will manage network distribution and spearhead its growth in a seven-state territory that includes Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

She will report to John Sorrells, account director, central region.

“We’re excited to have Corrie on our team and look forward to watching The Tennis Channel expand throughout her territory under her guidance,” said Sorrells.

Howard joins The Tennis Channel after close to seven years at A&E Television Networks in Atlanta, where she spent the past two as senior account representative, southeast region. In this position she contributed to regional distribution and marketing development, and acted as a local ad sales liaison for network affiliates.

She is a member of several state and regional chapters of the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC). Howard earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

The Tennis Channel (www.thetennischannel.com) is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to tennis and the healthy, active lifestyle that surrounds it, and forges the personal connection between the professionals on the court and the game’s millions of aficionados. The home for people who watch, play and live their passions through tennis, the network is a hybrid of comprehensive sports coverage, health and fitness programming, pop culture and entertainment access, and lifestyle and travel information. The Tennis Channel is the most concentrated single-sport network in television, with telecast rights to the US Open Series, ATP Masters Series, top-tier Sony Ericsson WTA Tour championship competitions, Davis Cup by BNP Paribas, Fed Cup and Hyundai Hopman Cup, the combination of which offer the compelling, ongoing story of the game’s most dramatic rivalries, energetic personalities and emotional, yearlong journey. 

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For Further information:
Eric Abner, Tennis Channel, 310-314-9445 or eabner@tennischannel.com