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HBO Adds Second Signature Feed in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, July 31: HBO Asia has reached a deal with the broadband platform now TV to launch a time-shifted feed of its HBO Signature channel in Hong Kong that will feature “completely unedited programming,” the company said. HBO Signature ...

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FremantleMedia Expands Archive Sales Catalogue

LONDON, July 31: Documentary and entertainment titles from Flame Television Production, including London’s Olympic Dream, a 45-minute special for Five, have been added to the offerings from Fremantle Archive Sales, the clip sales division of FremantleMedia. “Flame’s catalogue offers some ...

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FOXTEL Commissions New Australian Drama

SYDNEY, July 31: Australian pay-TV platform FOXTEL has commissioned a new drama, Dangerous, for launch late this year that will be rolled out globally by Southern Star International. The “Romeo and Juliet” story of forbidden love in set against two ...

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Fox Soccer in Deal for MLS Rights

LOS ANGELES, July 31: Fox Soccer Channel has entered into a five-year programming deal with Soccer United Marketing (SUM) that includes live and exclusive English-language rights to a selection of Major League Soccer (MLS), international friendly and U.S. Men and ...

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DIC Teams with Music Label for New Tween Brand

LOS ANGELES, July 31: DIC Entertainment has joined forces with Geffen Records to launch SPG, a brand that will roll out tween-targeted content on multiple platforms—including television, online, mobile, consumer products and music—based on a new girl group named Slumber ...

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AOL to Launch New Video Portal

DULLES, July 31: AOL is launching a new video portal featuring more than 45 channels with content from, among others, A&E Television Networks, MTV Networks, Turner Broadcasting System and Warner Bros. Entertainment, as well as user-generated videos. AOL will preview ...

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Axel Springer Chief Joins Time Warner Board

NEW YORK, July 31: Mathias Dopfner, the chairman and CEO of German publishing giant Axel Springer, has been appointed to Time Warner’s board of directors. Dick Parsons, the chairman and CEO of Time Warner, said of the appointment, "Mathias Dopfner ...

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New Majority Shareholder for ALL3MEDIA

LONDON, July 31: Private investment firm Permira has acquired Bridgepoint’s majority stake in ALL3MEDIA for £320 million, the company announced today. The current management team of shareholders Steve Morrison, Jules Burns, David Liddiment and John Pfeil remains in place. In ...

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CBS Appeals “Wardrobe Malfunction” Fine

WASHINGTON, July 31: CBS has asked the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia to set aside the $550,000 fine imposed by the Federal Communications Commission for its broadcast of Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” during the 2004 Super Bowl ...

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