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March 26, 2006
Mark Cuban
HDNet President & Dallas Mavericks Owner
Mark Cuban BIO:
· In September 2001, Mark Cuban and co-founder Philip Garvin launched HDNet, a national television network broadcasting all of its programming in 1080i high-definition television (HDTV).
· Cuban has partnered again with Todd Wagner to create 2929 Entertainment, an entertainment holding company that owns 100% of Landmark Theaters, Magnolia Pictures Distribution, and Rysher Entertainment, and holds a stake in Lions Gate Entertainment. 2929 has also created 2929 Productions to produce television and theatrical releases and HDNet Films to produce high-definition movies for simultaneous release on television and in theaters.

· He began his entrepreneurship with several small businesses that he launched as a teen.
· Cuban started his own computer consulting firm, MicroSolutions. By 1990, after seven years of nonstop work, the company was grossing $30 million a year. It was then sold to Compuserve.
· Cuban retired, for a short time.
· In 1995, he and partner Todd Wagner co-founded Broadcast.com, an Internet service that provided streaming audio and video of live news, radio, television and sporting events. Broadcast.com went public, and was purchased by Yahoo in 1999, making Cuban one of the wealthiest people in the country.
· In January of 2000, Cuban purchased the Dallas Mavericks NBA franchise.

· Cuban grew up in Pittsburgh, PA
· He himself through Indiana University by doing everything from providing disco lessons to starting a chain letter.

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Info: Mark Cuban discusses his involvement in the founding of HDNet, an all high definition television network. Also, his involvement in sports, movie making, and philanthropy.

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