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New Indian DTH Platform Launches

NEW DELHI, August 8: Tata Sky, the long-awaited DTH platform owned by the Indian conglomerate TATA and News Corporation’s Asian arm STAR, launched today in 300 cities across India. The venture, 80 percent owned by TATA and 20 percent by ...

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Playboy Enterprises Records Loss

CHICAGO, August 8: Playboy Enterprises has reported a second quarter loss of $3.3 million, versus last year’s profit of $4.6 million, on revenues that were down $2.3 million to $80.5 million. At the entertainment segment, revenues were down 3 percent ...

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Lifetime Showcases Fall Slate

NEW YORK, August 8: Lifetime Television’s upcoming fall slate includes the original movie The Mermaid Chair with Kim Basinger, the new reality series Off the Leash and the FremantleMedia North America novela Bianca. The Mermaid Chair, adapted from the bestseller ...

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Nutty Professor Set for Animated Treatment

VANCOUVER/LOS ANGELES, August 8: The Weinstein Company (TWC) has acquired the rights to produce an animated version of The Nutty Professor that will be distributed direct-to-video in the U.S. by Genius Products and animated by Mainframe Entertainment. Jerry Lewis, who ...

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Bravo to Join Amp’d Mobile Lineup

NEW YORK, August 8: NBC Universal’s Bravo network is launching a service on Amp’d Mobile, delivering to mobile users content from some of its key shows. The rollout of Bravo to Go marks the first mobile TV deal for an ...

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Zone Reality Takes Wall to Wall Reality Show

LONDON, August 8: Zonemedia has made its first acquisition from British independent Wall to Wall Media, securing the rights to the reality show Spy for its Zone Reality feeds in Latin America and Asia. The 10×1-hour BBC commission sees participants ...

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