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E! Expands African Presence

LOS ANGELES, July 18: E! International Network has expanded its reach on the African continent with new carriage deals in place with MultiChoice Africa and Multi TV Afrique. "The response to the E! International Network in Africa has been extremely ...

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Corus Presents 06/07 Kids’ Slate

TORONTO, July 18: Corus Entertainment’s 2006/07 kids’ programming slate includes a rebranded Saturday-morning lineup at YTV, the company announced today. YTV, sister network Treehouse and Discovery Kids Canada will be rolling out 20 new series in the 06/07 season, together ...

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AXN Central Europe Hits 5-Million Mark

BUDAPEST, July 18: Sony Pictures Television International’s AXN channel has hit the 5-million-household milestone in Central Europe, where it is available in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Moldova and Bulgaria. In announcing the channel’s gains, Stephen White, the ...

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Sky Unveils Broadband Package

LONDON, July 18: Over the next three years, BSkyB is going to invest £400 million into its new broadband offering unveiled today, with the platform’s 8 million subscribers set to receive the base high-speed Internet package for free. Unveiling Sky ...

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Cinven, Warburg Pincus to Acquire Casema

PARIS/LONDON, July 18: Dutch cable platform Casema is to be acquired by private equity firms Cinven and Warburg Pincus for 2.1 billion euros in a deal with the Carlyle Group, Providence Equity Partners and GMT Communications Partners. Casema provides cable, ...

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Restructure at Universal Pictures

LOS ANGELES, July 18: A senior management restructure has been announced at Universal Pictures under recently installed chairman Marc Shmuger and co-chairman David Linde, with promotions for Rick Finkelstein, Jimmy Horowitz and Michael Joe. Rick Finkelstein has been promoted to ...

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EchoStar Shares Up on Merger Speculation

ENGLEWOOD, July 18: The share price of satellite-TV operator EchoStar Communications rose to a 17-month high yesterday following speculation that DIRECTV majority shareholder News Corporation is mulling a bid for the company. A merger of DIRECTV and EchoStar’s DISH Network ...

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