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Viva! Vision announced the creation of five new mobile TV channels including ESPN World Cup action that will bring additional video programming on cell phones to Latin American and Hispanic markets. “Over 70 million people today can access Viva! Vision,” said Curtis Hutten, Co-Chairman of the company and Chairman of Equal Elements, its largest investor. “We expect more than triple that number in the coming year.” Viva! Vision is a privately held company delivering multimedia product to mobile customers worldwide since 1999; headquartered in Santa Monica, it also has offices in San Diego, Miami and Mexico City. www.vivavision.com

Business.com of Santa Monica reports that entrepreneurs with families are not the absent fathers they’re often thought to be, according to its Father’s Day survey of 428 business owners who were founders/owners with children. The online survey showed that “fatherpreneurs” are motivated to start their own businesses almost as much by the desire to spend more time with their families (17.7 percent) as to be financially successful (18.6 percent) and to feel the accomplishment of building something (18 percent). The company’s proprietary taxonomy and classification system of over 65,000 business categories provides a business-to-business search engine and directory of websites, products and services. www.business.com

Movielink reported that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a lower court judgment of noninfringement in USA Video Technology Corporation’s patent infringement lawsuit against the company. USA Video had claimed in April 2003 that its patent was infringed by Movielink’s online movie distribution service, which includes recently released films and classic movies. www.movielink.com

The Westside Urban Forum, which provides a platform for discussion about land use issues that affect livability on the Westside of Los Angeles, honors developer McCormack Baron Salazar with The Westside Prize for its success in developing projects that are urban, community centered, affordable to people of diverse incomes and designed to be pedestrian-friendly and economical. The Forum also presents The Westside Legacy Award to the Los Angeles Public Library “for its visionary implementation of the largest library building program in the nation.” The awards will be presented at the Forum’s annual signature lunch at The Beverly Hills Hotel on June 23. www.westsideurbanforum.com

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