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Apr 08

ROTOHOG SELECTED AS WINNER OF THE AlwaysOn NETWORK’S “OnHOLLYWOOD HOT 100”

by Kelly Perdew Fantasy Sports, Leadership, RotoHog.com

One of America’s leading media distribution companies takes home first place in the “Enabling Tools” category

LOS ANGELES, CA—(Marketwire – April 9, 2009) RotoHog, one of the fastest-growing and most innovative fantasy sports operators and developers for major brands and professional sports, today announced that they have been selected as one of the top 100 emerging companies in digital entertainment and the winner of the “Enabling Tools” category by the AlwaysOn Network. RotoHog beat out over 500 other companies to win the category in its first year of entry. The awards will be given out in Los Angeles on April 27.

“Making the list and winning our category is a double honor for our brand, and we are both proud and excited to have both been nominated and then selected,” said Kelly Perdew, CEO of RotoHog. “We have built RotoHog on the premise that we can deliver the best possible platforms with the biggest of partners, and our growing list of brands, combined with winning this award, validates that claim even more. It is another landmark day for our company, and we want to thank AlwaysOn for recognizing us.”

AlwaysOn editors compiled the fourth annual elite OnHollywood 100 list with assistance from KPMG’s emerging business practice, KPMG VC Practice. They surveyed hundreds of venture investors, investment bankers, and technology insiders, who nominated more than 500 companies to determine the OnHollywood 100 winners.

The selection for the “OnHollywood Hot 100” is the latest in a series a positive moves forward for RotoHog. The brand recently completed a partnership with Fox Sports Espanol to host a first-of-its-kind Spanish language baseball Stock Exchange Game, and launched a new fantasy game for AVP Pro Beach Volleybal on AVP.com. Additional partnerships will be announced in the coming weeks.

The AlwaysOn Network is transforming the media business by providing its readers with an open and participatory editorial environment. Borrowing from the underground blogging and social networking traditions, AO was launched in 2003 and has emerged as a leader in the “open media” revolution. The network’s content focuses on the sweet spots in the technology markets where innovation is disrupting behavior and creating new business opportunities.

RotoHog is the leading fantasy sports platform provider, with partners like 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, or to sign up for league play, please visit www.rotohog.com/corporate

Media Contact:

Joe Favorito
Rotohog
917-566-8345
Fatherknickerbocker1@yahoo.com

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