Microsoft TV Gets New Sales Chief

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Microsoft Corp. has tapped a familiar cable face to help it sell Microsoft

The software giant named Tom Fritzley vice president of sales and service,
where he'll oversee sales, business-development and customer-support activities
for Microsoft TV Interactive Program Guide and associated products.

Fritzley was the former president and CEO of Ceon Corp., and he also held
executive positions at Tellabs Inc. and GTE Corp.

He will report to Moshe Lichtman, corporate VP of the division, which
includes general manager of marketing Alan Yates and chief technology officer
Peter Barrett.