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  ROTOHOG, FOX SPORTS EN ESPAÑOL AND FOX SPORTS LATIN AMERICA ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP FOR 2009 FANTASY BASEBALL GAME

 

One of America’s leading media distribution companies to provide official online fantasy baseball platform for one of the world’s preeminent Spanish-language sports portals

 

LOS ANGELES, CA—(March 19, 2009) RotoHog, the leading fantasy sports platform provider, today announced that it has formed an exclusive partnership with Fox Sports En Español to develop, deliver and operate a Spanish-language Stock Exchange Fantasy game for the 2009Major League Baseball® season. Fox Sports En Español and Fox Sports Latin America(foxsportsla.msn.com) will make the game available to subscribers across 25 countries in North and South America and the Caribbean, making it one of the most widely distributed fantasy baseball platforms in the world.  It also marks the first time that RotoHog’s critically acclaimed Stock Exchange product has been made available in Spanish.

 

“We are very excited to add Fox Sports En Español and Fox Sports Latin America to the growing list of leading media partners for whom RotoHog is now creating and implementing fantasy sports products,” said Kelly Perdew, CEO of RotoHog. “Fantasy baseball play in the Spanish-language marketplace is growing faster than any other sport in the space, and partnering with one of the world’s premier sports media companies to deliver the highest quality gaming experience to an ardent and loyal fan base is a huge opportunity for us.” 

 

"Our users deserve added value, especially in the fantasy space for baseball, a sport which is followed passionately by US Hispanics," said Carlos Chaves, Lead Product Manager for foxsportsla.msn.com. "RotoHog is a company with a proven track record of delivering the kind of innovative and exciting gaming experience that we hope will augment visitors’ engagement with our website and brand.”     

 

The 2009 “Liga Fantástica de Béisbol” powered by RotoHog will be launched in mid-March, and will start play with the opening of the Major League Baseball season. The game will also feature RotoHog’s exclusive Sports Market Ticker™, which will allow Fox Sports en Español and Fox Sports Latin America users to access scrolling Stock Exchange player pricing information on their desktops, homepages, social networking websites, and mobile devices.

 

 

ABOUT ROTOHOG

RotoHog is the leading fantasy sports platform provider, with partners including NBA.com, Turner Digital, Pro Football Weekly, AVP, Fox Espanol, GoDaddy, and LG Electronics.  RotoHog is privately held, and based in Los Angeles, CA. Investors include Allen & Co, DFJ DragonFund, Mission Ventures and Sports Capital Partners Worldwide.

 

For more information on RotoHog, please visit www.RotoHog.com/corporate.

 

ABOUT FOX SPORTS EN ESPAÑOL

Reaching more than 14 million cable and satellite households in the country, of which over 5 million are U.S. Hispanic Households, Fox Sports en Español is the leader in Spanish-language sports media. We feature premier soccer programming with exclusive coverage of the top leagues and tournaments in Latin America and Europe; coverage of the Major League Baseball regular season, All-Star GameAmerican League Championship Series and World Series; championship boxing and UFC® and mixed-martial arts across four compelling media platforms. With more than 1,600 hours of live and exclusive programming, a robust web site brimming with streaming video, portable content from FSE Móvil and the Fox Sports en Español Magazine, we are and will continue to be the first name in the U.S. Hispanic sports space.

 

Fox Sports en Español is distributed by Fox Cable Networks Group and operated by Fox Pan American Sports LLC, an international sports programming and production entity jointly owned by HM Capital Partners, LLC and News Corporation’s (NYSE: NWS) Fox Sports International. For more information, visit Fox Sports en Español online at foxsportsla.msn.com.

 

ABOUT FOX SPORTS LATIN AMERICA

Fox Sports Latin America is operated by Fox Pan American Sports LLC an international programming and producing sports entity property of HM Capital Parterns LLC and Fox Sports International [which belongs to FOX Entertainment Group (NYSE: FOX) de News Corporation (NYSE: NWS)]. For more information please go to www.foxsportsla.msn.com

 

 

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Joe Favorito

RotoHog

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