USA Electronic Commerce Solutions (ECS) Appoints Andrew Capone Senior Vice President of Sales

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from USA Electronic Commerce Solutions

    NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- USA Electronic
 Commerce Solutions (ECS), a division of USA Networks, Inc.'s Information and
 Services unit (Nasdaq: USAI), has appointed Andrew Capone to Senior Vice
 President of Sales.  Mr. Capone will oversee ECS's sales efforts, working to
 package the entertainment, information and direct selling capabilities within
 USAi as scalable commerce and marketing solutions for ECS clients.  Mr. Capone
 will report to Lisa Brown, President and CEO, ECS.
     "Andrew Capone has a proven track record in multi-channel sales and
 marketing," said Lisa Brown.  "His integrated marketing/sponsorship expertise,
 skills and leadership will make him an invaluable asset as ECS continues to
 scale its business.  Andrew demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of our
 customers' goals and challenges and is extremely well-suited to represent
 ECS's offering of e-commerce and marketing solutions."
     "I am thrilled to be representing the unique solution capabilities within
 our company.  My goal is specific: to develop solutions that help clients
 effectively and strategically grow their businesses," said Andrew Capone.
      Prior to joining ECS, Mr. Capone served as Executive Vice President,
 Marketing and Operations for the streaming media and targeted marketing
 network, Microcast, Inc.  Before that, he served for ten years at NBC,
 including three years as Senior VP Marketing for NBC Television Network, where
 he developed the national network's integrated sponsorship, marketing and
 promotion programs.  Prior to that, as Vice President of Sales and Marketing
 for the NBC-owned Television Stations Group, Mr. Capone guided all national
 sales and marketing efforts for the O and O Stations.  During his tenure at
 NBC, Mr. Capone was a leader of the GE/ NBC SixSigma Quality program.  Andrew
 Capone's early career included sales management positions at network affiliate
 television stations including WTVJ Miami, WFLA Tampa, MMT Sales, and more.
 
     About USA Electronic Commerce Solutions
     Having signed deals with the NFL, the NBA, CBS SportsLine, NASCAR.com and
 the PGA TOUR, USA's Electronic Commerce Solutions is now the leading commerce
 services partner for major players in the sports industries.  ECS offers
 partners more than 20 years of experience in electronic retailing and media by
 serving as an entry point to the diverse entertainment, information and direct
 selling capabilities within USA Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: USAI) and is a
 division of the Company's Information and Services unit which also includes
 Ticketmaster (Nasdaq: TMCS), operator of Ticketmaster.com, Citysearch and
 Match.com, Hotel Reservations Network (Nasdaq: ROOM), Styleclick, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: IBUY) and Precision Response Corporation.  ECS packages integrated
 suites of scalable solutions for third parties by delivering the context,
 distribution verticals, merchandising, database marketing, teleservicing,
 online customer care, and a uniquely qualified understanding of customers'
 needs in the age of new convergence.  More at www.usanetworks.com.
 
     About USA Networks, Inc.
     USA Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: USAI) is focused on the new convergence of
 entertainment, information and direct selling.  Formed in February 1998, the
 Company is organized into three distinct but interrelated units which include
 the following assets: USA Entertainment's USA Network, SCI FI Channel, TRIO,
 NWI, Studios USA, USA Films, USA Broadcasting and USA Interactive
 Entertainment; USA Electronic Retailing's HSN, HSN International, HSN
 Interactive; and USA Information and Services' Ticketmaster (Nasdaq: TMCS),
 which operates Citysearch and Match.com, Hotel Reservations Network
 (Nasdaq: ROOM), Electronic Commerce Solutions, Styleclick (Nasdaq: IBUY) and
 Precision Response Corporation.
 
     For further information, please contact Bonnie Poindexter, 323-403-1052,
 for USA Electronic Commerce Solutions.
 
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    NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- USA Electronic
 Commerce Solutions (ECS), a division of USA Networks, Inc.'s Information and
 Services unit (Nasdaq: USAI), has appointed Andrew Capone to Senior Vice
 President of Sales.  Mr. Capone will oversee ECS's sales efforts, working to
 package the entertainment, information and direct selling capabilities within
 USAi as scalable commerce and marketing solutions for ECS clients.  Mr. Capone
 will report to Lisa Brown, President and CEO, ECS.
     "Andrew Capone has a proven track record in multi-channel sales and
 marketing," said Lisa Brown.  "His integrated marketing/sponsorship expertise,
 skills and leadership will make him an invaluable asset as ECS continues to
 scale its business.  Andrew demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of our
 customers' goals and challenges and is extremely well-suited to represent
 ECS's offering of e-commerce and marketing solutions."
     "I am thrilled to be representing the unique solution capabilities within
 our company.  My goal is specific: to develop solutions that help clients
 effectively and strategically grow their businesses," said Andrew Capone.
      Prior to joining ECS, Mr. Capone served as Executive Vice President,
 Marketing and Operations for the streaming media and targeted marketing
 network, Microcast, Inc.  Before that, he served for ten years at NBC,
 including three years as Senior VP Marketing for NBC Television Network, where
 he developed the national network's integrated sponsorship, marketing and
 promotion programs.  Prior to that, as Vice President of Sales and Marketing
 for the NBC-owned Television Stations Group, Mr. Capone guided all national
 sales and marketing efforts for the O and O Stations.  During his tenure at
 NBC, Mr. Capone was a leader of the GE/ NBC SixSigma Quality program.  Andrew
 Capone's early career included sales management positions at network affiliate
 television stations including WTVJ Miami, WFLA Tampa, MMT Sales, and more.
 
     About USA Electronic Commerce Solutions
     Having signed deals with the NFL, the NBA, CBS SportsLine, NASCAR.com and
 the PGA TOUR, USA's Electronic Commerce Solutions is now the leading commerce
 services partner for major players in the sports industries.  ECS offers
 partners more than 20 years of experience in electronic retailing and media by
 serving as an entry point to the diverse entertainment, information and direct
 selling capabilities within USA Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: USAI) and is a
 division of the Company's Information and Services unit which also includes
 Ticketmaster (Nasdaq: TMCS), operator of Ticketmaster.com, Citysearch and
 Match.com, Hotel Reservations Network (Nasdaq: ROOM), Styleclick, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: IBUY) and Precision Response Corporation.  ECS packages integrated
 suites of scalable solutions for third parties by delivering the context,
 distribution verticals, merchandising, database marketing, teleservicing,
 online customer care, and a uniquely qualified understanding of customers'
 needs in the age of new convergence.  More at www.usanetworks.com.
 
     About USA Networks, Inc.
     USA Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: USAI) is focused on the new convergence of
 entertainment, information and direct selling.  Formed in February 1998, the
 Company is organized into three distinct but interrelated units which include
 the following assets: USA Entertainment's USA Network, SCI FI Channel, TRIO,
 NWI, Studios USA, USA Films, USA Broadcasting and USA Interactive
 Entertainment; USA Electronic Retailing's HSN, HSN International, HSN
 Interactive; and USA Information and Services' Ticketmaster (Nasdaq: TMCS),
 which operates Citysearch and Match.com, Hotel Reservations Network
 (Nasdaq: ROOM), Electronic Commerce Solutions, Styleclick (Nasdaq: IBUY) and
 Precision Response Corporation.
 
     For further information, please contact Bonnie Poindexter, 323-403-1052,
 for USA Electronic Commerce Solutions.
 
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