Former NFL Player Mike Karney Joins iBN Sports Production Team

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NFL Player Engagement Intern Program Pairs Players with Professional Production Teams at iBN Sports

iBN Sports announced today that former NFL fullback Mike Karney has joined the iBN team. Karney will provide color commentary on Friday nights and analysis for studio shows during the week.

Karney had a distinguished NFL career as a running back for both the New Orleans Saints and St. Louis Rams. He played in 130 games over his seven year career. Mike Karney will debut for iBN as the game analyst for the Foothill versus Tustin game on August 31, 2012. The coverage will be available on both iBNSports.com and at YouTube.com/iBNSportsNetwork. “I am excited and truly grateful for the opportunity that iBN Sports is providing for me to stay close to the game I love and respect,” says Karney. “High school football represents the purest level of the game. I’m looking forward to giving my insights while learning from some of the best in the industry. I can’t wait to get started.”

iBN Sports is partnering with the NFL Player Engagement Department’s Career Internship Program to offer broadcast internships to players desiring careers in media. The players will have an opportunity to join broadcasts, participate in social media activities, and work in studio production roles.

“We are thrilled to have Mike on the iBN team,” said John Mudge, CEO of iBN Sports. “No one understands the game like an NFL player, and Mike’s experience-based commentary will add a whole new dimension for fans. We are also grateful for the NFL’s support, and very pleased to be a part of its Career Internship Program.”

About iBN Sports
iBN Sports Networks produces professional quality high school sports videos and distributes them through our media partners including YouTube, Yahoo!, and Gannett as well as on iBNSports.com. The network provides live coverage of the nation’s top games and studio produced content including highlights, profiles and game-day shows. Our content is available on all platforms, including web, mobile and linear broadcasting. We focus on building partnerships with our schools and their athletes, sharing revenues with the schools and giving gifted young players the visibility they deserve.

The Company will cover 1500 games in 27 States during the 2012-13 season and has been selected by YouTube as a Premium Content Partner for their high school sports channel. You can see our YouTube Channel here: http://www.youtube.com/ibnsportsnetwork

Learn more here: http://youtu.be/9Yuo3_2_nQk

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