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TENNIS CHANNEL PROMOTES WILLIAM SIMON TO CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

LOS ANGELES, October 13, 2009

Tennis Channel, the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle, today promoted entertainment-industry veteran William Simon to chief operating officer,  in addition to his current role as chief financial officer.  He joined Tennis Channel in February 2005 and most recently held the position of executive vice president, business operations and chief financial officer. 

 

In his new post, Simon will lead all aspects of the company’s business and network operations, while continuing to oversee all financial and back-office functions.    He will report to Tennis Channel chairman and CEO Ken Solomon.

 

“Bill has played a key role in the development of Tennis Channel into the world-class multimedia organization it is today,” said Solomon.  “This promotion not only recognizes Bill’s invaluable imprint on the network, but sets the stage for him to put his keen leadership, strategic and analytical skills to work to continue our steady growth.”

 

Prior to joining Tennis Channel in 2005, Simon was CFO, vice president of finance and treasurer for the diverse entertainment enterprise Dick Clark Productions.  He became a certified public accountant while a senior auditor at KPMG. Simon is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor of science in accounting.

 

Tennis Channel (www.tennischannel.com) is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle.  A hybrid of comprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle and travel programming, the network is home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community.  It also has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television, with telecast rights to the US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open), Australian Open, Olympus US Open Series, ATP Masters Series, top-tier Sony Ericsson WTA Tour championship competitions, Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, and Hyundai Hopman Cup.  Tennis Channel is carried by eight of the top 10 MSOs and has a national footprint via DIRECTV and DISH Network.

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