MySpace appoints Dave Stevens General Manager of MySpace Canada

    Stevens to Oversee Strategy and Operations in Canada for the World's
    Premier Social Network

    TORONTO, July 7 /CNW/ - MySpace, the world's premier social network,
today announced the appointment of Dave Stevens to the post of General Manager
for MySpace Canada. In his new role Stevens is responsible for overseeing
strategy and operations for the MySpace Canada community, comprised of more
than 4 million profiles.
    In his new role, Stevens will lead the development of content, product
and marketing programs, create innovative advertising solutions for brand
partners, and build out strategies for driving user engagement and
strengthening brand awareness of MySpace Canada. Stevens is based at MySpace
Canada headquarters in Toronto and will report to Travis Katz, Managing
Director of International Operations for MySpace.
    "Dave's impressive background in every form of media and tremendous
leadership qualities make him the ideal fit for this crucial role," said Katz.
"Driving growth in Canada is a top priority for MySpace internationally and it
was crucial that we find someone with his depth of experience of the Canadian
market. We know Dave's passion and knowledge of the online space will help us
realize these goals - we're thrilled to welcome him to the team."
    Stevens has more than 15 years in radio, television and interactive media
and most recently served as Vice President of Product Management and Strategy
at CanWest Digital Media. There he was responsible for strategy and operations
for and CanWest's youth brand, He also led business
development for emerging media platforms including mobile, IPTV and digital
outdoor display and worked with the marketing, sales and content teams to
create unique monetization solutions for advertisers. Before joining CanWest,
Stevens spent nearly four years at AOL Canada as a senior manager of content
and sales strategy. There, he helped build the entertainment and music
channels by bringing world exclusives to Canada.
    Stevens has an impressive background in television - at Rogers Television
he was responsible for programming throughout Ontario, and built out flagship
programming for OHL Hockey. Prior to joining Rogers, Stevens was involved in
the start up of Country Music Television (CMT) in Canada where he produced
more than 20 concerts and live programs, including CMT's first live nationwide
    Stevens received a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Radio and
Television Arts from Ryerson University. He is an avid hockey fan and a self
proclaimed pop culture aficionado. He and his wife reside in Ajax with their
three children.

    About MySpace
    MySpace, a unit of Fox Interactive Media Inc., is the premier lifestyle
portal for connecting with friends, discovering popular culture, and making a
positive impact on the world. MySpace has created a connected global community
by integrating web profiles, blogs, instant messaging, e-mail, music
streaming, music videos, photo galleries, classified listings, events, groups,
college communities, and member forums. MySpace's international network
includes more than 20 localized community sites in the United States, Brazil,
Canada, Latin America, Mexico, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,
Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
Australia, India, Japan, and New Zealand. Fox Interactive Media is a division
of News Corp. (NYSE:  NWS - News, NWS.A - News; ASX:NWS - News, NWSLV - News).

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