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RTL Television

World Screen Weekly, June 15, 2006 CHANNEL NAME: RTL Television YEAR IT LAUNCHED: 1984 OWNERSHIP: RTL Group, which is 89.8 percent owned by Bertelsmann and 10.2 percent publicly traded. DESCRIPTION: RTL Television in Germany seeks to be a station “for ...

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Taffy Names MD for New U.K. Office

LONDON, June 16: Taffy Entertainment has named Louise O’Toole as the managing director of its new office in the U.K. O’Toole will report to Taffy Entertainment’s joint CEOs Mike Young and Bill Schultz, as well as president Liz Young. She ...

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Marenzi Joins Interactive TV Technology Company

PORTLAND, June 16: Ex-Paramount International Television chief Gary Marenzi has taken on the position of president at Ensequence, a provider of interactive television software and services that is headquartered in Oregon. The move is part of the company’s attempt to ...

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Viva! Rolls Out Hispanic Mobile Channels

SANTA MONICA, June 16: Mobile content provider Viva! Vision has launched five new mobile channels targeted to the Hispanic market, including one exclusively devoted to the World Cup. In addition to the World Cup Soccer channel, featuring some content from ...

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DECODE Concludes Further Sadie Deals

TORONTO, June 16: DECODE Entertainment has notched up several new deals on the first and second seasons of its hit live-action tween series Naturally Sadie. Nickelodeon International has taken the second season for its channels in Spain, Italy, Scandinavia and ...

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Lionsgate Signs Akeelah Star to TV Deal

SANTA MONICA, June 16: Lionsgate is developing television projects for the 12-year-old actress/singer Keke Palmer, star of Akeelah and the Bee, and may also cast her in existing productions. Kevin Beggs, the president of television programming and production at Lionsgate, ...

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France 2 Takes Distraction Game Show

MONTREAL, June 16: Distraction has secured a trio of new deals on the Jonathan Goodson game show Dirty Rotten Cheater, including one with France 2 for its summer schedule. The format was recently renewed by TBS in Japan and has ...

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