Ex-AltaVista CEO Searches Out ValueVision Board Seat

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Former AltaVista CEO Jim Barnett has joined ValueVision Media’s board of directors.

Barnett had most recently been president of the search division of Overture Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Yahoo! Inc.

ValueVision owns and operates the nation's third-largest home shopping network, ShopNBC, which posted fiscal-year-2003 sales of $617 million and, as of the end of the year, was seen is 56 million full-time-equivalent cable and satellite homes.