SOURCE: Players Network

December 29, 2008 08:30 ET

Players Network Expands Its Board of Directors

Players Network Adds Veteran Wall Street and Gaming Industry Experts Leonard Parisi and John English to Its Board of Directors

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - December 29, 2008) - Players Network (OTCBB: PNTV), the leading Digital Media 3-Screen Network dedicated to Las Vegas Entertainment and the Gaming Lifestyle, announces today that it has appointed Leonard J. Parisi and John J. English as Directors of the Company, effective as of December 4th, 2008.

"I am very pleased to have Leonard and John as active board members. They both possess the vision, experience and talent to help guide the company in achieving our goals of conducting M&A activity, as well as transitioning to a National Exchange," states Mark Bradley, Players Network's CEO.

Leonard J. Parisi has been in the financial services sector for 15 years, working for firms such as Paine Webber, Barrington Capital, Josephthal, and Investec Ernst & Co. He currently serves as Senior Vice President and partner of Maxim Group LLC, a privately held financial services firm specializing in investment banking, equity research & private wealth management. Maxim Group is also registered as a broker-dealer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and is a member of: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB); Securities Insurance Protection Corporation (SIPC); International Securities Exchange (ISE); NASDAQ Stock Market; and NYSE Arca, Inc. Mr. Parisi graduated Rutgers University with a BS in Finance, and has a MBA in Financial Management from Southern California University. Mr. Parisi currently holds licenses in Series 7, 63, 65 and has both life and health insurance licenses.

John J. English has served as Las Vegas Gaming, Inc's Senior Vice President of Creative and Business Development since 2004. His duties include sports, race, and poker as well as alternative content development. From 1983-1990, Mr. English was the President of Lottery Division of Winners Award Center. In 1990, Mr. English co-founded Pinpoint Direct Incorporated, which became one of the largest direct mail sweepstakes and gaming providers in the world. In 1998, Mr. English founded Multimedia Enterprises, which produced innovative gaming content, and Mailworks International, which provided printing and production services. These companies maintained distribution offices in Nevada, Arizona, California, New York, Canada, and Holland. In 2000 Mr. English created Sports Bet Xpress, the first ever Nevada Gaming Control Board approved remote sports wagering system for bars, taverns and restaurants. Subsequently, Mr. English co-created Gamblers Bonus Million Dollar Ticket, the first million dollar jackpot game to be distributed to restricted gaming locations. Mr. English has created successful partnering ventures with United Coin Machine Company, American Wagering, Inc., VirtGame Corporation, Chan Poker, Harrah's Entertainment, and MGM Mirage.

About Players Network

Players Network is a Digital Media Company that focuses on the Las Vegas and Gaming Lifestyles, producing and distributing original content for its own VOD Channels on television in over 22,000,000 homes over Comcast, DirecTV, AT&T, Verizon and Dish Network and its Broadband Network at www.playersnetwork.com, Blinkx, Google, YouTube and Yahoo Video, for DVD Home Video, mobile platforms, and through worldwide television syndication. Players Network has a 12-year history of providing consumers with quality Gaming and Las Vegas Lifestyle content, and the gaming industry with strategic partnership services in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and throughout the worldwide Gaming Industry.

Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act:

With the exception of the historical information contained in this Release, the matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties that may individually or mutually impact the matters herein described, including but not limited to: the ability of the Company to increase revenues in the future due to the developing and unpredictable markets for its products, the ability to achieve a positive cash flow, the ability to obtain orders for or install its products, the ability to obtain new customers and the ability to continue to commercialize its products, which could cause actual results or revenues to differ materially from those contemplated by these statements.

Contact Information

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