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Disney Acquires Indian Kids’ Net

MUMBAI/BURBANK, July 25: The Walt Disney Company has entered into a deal to acquire the Indian kids’ network Hungama TV, and is taking a stake in Hungama’s current owner, Indian media company UTV Software Communications. Launched in September 2004, Hungama ...

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ProSiebenSat.1 Group, SPTI in VOD Deal

MUNICH, July 24: Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI) has signed a deal to provide a slate of feature films to maxdome, ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s VOD platform that launches this week, delivering titles such as The Da Vinci Code and Spider-Man. Under ...

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New Additions at Disney Japan

BURBANK/TOKYO, July 24: As part of an effort to seek out new content opportunities outside of the U.S., Disney Channel Worldwide has named Michiyo Hayashi to the newly created role of senior manager of development for its Jetix action/adventure brand, ...

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New Channel Manager for Nick Germany

LONDON/BERLIN, July 24: MTV Networks Central Europe has tapped Super RTL executive Oliver Schablitzki as the new channel manager for NICK in Germany, overseeing programming strategy for the kids’ channel’s platforms and managing the team in Berlin. Schablitzki’s appointment is ...

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Big Tent Secures Miffy Deal with KOL

NEW YORK, July 24: Big Tent Entertainment has secured a deal for the AOL’s kids’ service KOL Jr to roll out e-cards, games, screensavers, art activities, streaming songs and video segments based on Miffy and Friends, which airs in the ...

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Alfred Haber to Represent CMA Awards

PALISADES PARK, July 24: Alfred Haber Distribution (AHDI) has inked a deal with the Country Music Association (CMA) to offer international broadcasters a 90-minute edition of The 40th Annual CMA Awards, which will air on ABC in the U.S. on ...

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