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BBC Worldwide Names Digital Media Director

LONDON, June 13: Simon Danker has been named director of digital media at BBC Worldwide, leading a team that is exploring opportunities for BBC programming online and on mobile phones. Reporting to David Moody, BBC Worldwide's managing director of digital ...

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Brad Brooks Exits DIC

BURBANK, June 13: DIC Entertainment has named Jeffrey Edell as president and COO following Brad Brooks’ resignation to return to investment banking with a position at Imperial Capital. Brooks will continue as a consultant to DIC’s senior management in finance ...

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Polish Deals for Off the Fence

AMSTERDAM, June 13: Off the Fence has secured two deals in Poland in advance of the Central and Eastern European programming market DISCOP next week. A package of three one-hour specials has been sold to TVP2: Cherub of the Mist ...

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MercuryMedia Takes On 9/11 Doc

LONDON, June 13: MercuryMedia is continuing its acquisitions drive, picking up the rights to the 48-minute special 9/11: Press For Truth from New York-based DTT Documentaries. The film tells the story of four 9/11 widows known as “The Jersey Girls” ...

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Comarex to Represent Alpha Dolly

MEXICO CITY, June 13: Comarex has become the worldwide agent of TV and film writer Alpha Dolly, with plans to bring her novelas, series, TV movies and a reality show to DISCOP. Dolly worked with Delia Fiallo for some 15 ...

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Studio B Inks New Being Ian Deal

TORONTO, June 13: Canadian kids’ network YTV and Vancouver-based Studio B Productions have struck a deal to produce 10 new special episodes of Being Ian for broadcast beginning September 2007. The terms of the agreement also give Corus Entertainment rights ...

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CMT Goes Behind the Scenes of Miss America

NASHVILLE, June 13: The Miss America Foundation is working on a documentary series with the Viacom-owned cable network CMT, following contestants for next year’s pageant as they go through the preliminaries this September. Finding Miss America will be shot September ...

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Hallmark International Takes Southern Star Drama

LONDON/SYDNEY, June 13: Southern Star International has licensed the Bryan Brown series Two Twisted to Hallmark International Channels. Brown stars in and produces the 14×30-minute series from New Town Films in association with the Australian Film Commission and the New ...

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New Broadband Channel Focuses on Nature Buffs

LONDON/NEW YORK, June 13: IPTV company Narrowstep’s proprietary technology is powering the Country Channel, a broadband network for outdoor enthusiasts and countryside residents. The channel, located at www.countrychannel.tv, went live on a 24/7 basis on June 9. It aims to ...

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News Corp.’s Rupert Murdoch

He is greatly admired by many, disliked by others, but considered an exceptional, savvy, risk-taking entrepreneur by all. In building News Corporation into a leading global media company, Rupert Murdoch has often dared to go where others would never have ...

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