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NewsProNet

March 31, 2010 14:07 ET

NewsProNet Launches New Division for International Sales of Short-Form Video Content

TV Veteran John Cuddihy Named to Head New Business Unit

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - March 31, 2010) -  NewsProNet, a leading provider of original syndicated video news services for local broadcasters and online news destinations, today announced that John Cuddihy has joined the company as president of its newly formed International Division.

Mr. Cuddihy is a TV industry veteran with extensive experience in international program distribution, brand development, affiliation agreements, and domestic and U.S. Hispanic advertising sales. Together with Ken Krizik, President of NewsProNet's U.S. operations, he reports to NewsProNet Chairman Bob Rodriguez.

Over 25 years, Mr. Cuddihy has worked for such companies as Sony, A&E, New World Entertainment, ESPN, Lightworks Program Distribution and Katz Media, among others. While at Sony Pictures Television International, where he served as Senior Vice President, Mr. Cuddihy managed the Latin American television programming distribution division which had sales exceeding $100 million.

He also served as Vice President/Managing Director, International Division for A&E Networks, with responsibility for the creation and development of A&E Television Networks brands worldwide. At A&E, he created joint venture partnerships to develop and manage local versions of The History Channel in Spain, China, Japan, Australia, the Middle East and elsewhere.

Mr. Cuddihy will have overall responsibility for the strategic direction of the International Division, which will develop and acquire video content for distribution both to traditional and digital media outlets internationally. Mr. Cuddihy will also be involved in pursuing co-production ventures.

"John Cuddihy has an incredible track record in international TV sales and distribution," said Bob Rodriguez, NewsProNet's Chairman. "His deep knowledge and many industry contacts will be invaluable in contributing to the success of our international expansion."

"I'm gratified to be part of the NewsProNet team and look forward to bringing the company's expertise in short-form programming to the international market," said Mr. Cuddihy.

NewsProNet provides syndicated news content to major market TV stations across the U.S., including local NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX affiliates. A trusted source for premium video news content for more than 12 years, the company is also the creator and syndicator of short-form programming in key vertical audiences licensed to more than 300 Web sites.

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NewsProNet Video, Inc. with headquarters in Miami and offices in Boston and San Diego, is a privately held company that produces original syndicated news services for local broadcasters and online news destinations. NewsProNet news segments reach more than 50% of U.S. TV households and millions of online visitors every month. NewsProNet provides content services to stations and websites owned by major affiliate groups, including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Scripps Broadcasting, Cox Broadcasting, BELO Broadcasting, Raycom Media, Meredith and others. For more information visit www.newspronetvideo.com/

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