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Published January 25, 2012
PEOPLE & PERSONALITIES: On Long Island, Neil Best reports YES Network’s lead pre- and postgame reporter Kimberly Jones “will not return to the network for the 2012 season.” YES had “offered Jones a new contract, and the parting was amicable.” Best wrote it is believed that the NFL Network has an “interest in her” (NEWSDAY, 1/25)....The Lakers yesterday announced they have hired Adrian Garcia Marquez and Francisco Pinto as the team’s Spanish play-by-play and TV analyst respectively, for the upcoming ’12-13 season. Time Warner Cable will launch a Spanish-language regional sports network. Garcia Marquez and Pinto will serve as the team’s Spanish TV announcers for the new network (Lakers).
GLOBAL EXPANSION: In Connecticut, Richard Lee reports WWE has “solidified its position in the Russian market by launching a local-language website supporting its presence there.” Developed by Tvigle Media, the site “will replicate content from the global WWE website (wwe.com) and also include localized content created for Russian fans” (STAMFORD ADVOCATE, 1/25).