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ESPN, Court TV Name Sales Execs

ESPN announced a new ad-sales team for its ESPN Emerging Networks Monday,
while Courtroom Television Network added to its ad-sales force.

ESPN/ABC Sports customer marketing and sales president Ed Erhardt shifted
vice president of customer marketing and technology Paul Green to VP of national
ad sales for the Emerging Networks unit (consisting of ESPN Classic, ESPNews and
ESPN Deportes).

Court TV executive VP Charlie Collier announced two new hires in ad sales.
David Epstein, previously ABC VP of primetime planning and proposals, was named
senior VP of pricing and operations. And Brad Westermann, formerly A&E
Television Networks' senior VP of national ad sales, was named Court TV's senior
VP of ad sales.

Westermann had been promoted at AETN in February to succeed Arlene Manos, who
joined Rainbow Advertising Sales Corp. in January as president of
national-network ad sales.

In other Court TV sales promotions, Collier said former Burly Bear Network VP
of national sales and partnerships Andrew Budkofsky has become its New York director of ad sales,
while Court TV ad-sales VP of marketing Allison Bodenmann has become VP of
new-business development.