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Sub-Saharan Carriage for MGM Channel

LOS ANGELES, July 28: Beginning next month, The MGM Channel will be broadcast across sub-Saharan Africa via the DTH platform My TV. Bruce Tuchman, the executive VP of MGM Networks, noted, “This agreement represents a very positive development for us ...

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Five to Air Zig Zag Science Doc

LONDON, July 28: British outfit Zig Zag Productions has delivered to Five a documentary about people who choose to be cryonically preserved in the hopes of being brought back to life in the future. Five will air the special, Death ...

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Sony Returns to Profit

TOKYO, July 27: Sony Corporation has emerged from Q1 2005’s loss of 7.3 billion yen ($63.2 million) to post a profit of 32.3 billion yen ($281 million) in the second quarter of this year, on revenues of 1,744.2 billion yen ...

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2929’s Wagner Joins MIPCOM Lineup

PARIS, July 27: Todd Wagner, the founder and CEO of 2929 Entertainment—whose holdings include the HDNet channels in the U.S.—will deliver the Digital Media Distribution keynote at MIPCOM. Wagner’s presentation, Rethinking Hollywood, will take place on October 10. Wagner will ...

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Winners Announced for Interactive TV Emmys

LOS ANGELES, July 27: The TiVo service and ABC’s online streaming video player will take home Emmys for Outstanding Achievement for Interactive Television at the Creative Arts Awards on August 19. The winners were announced today by the Academy of ...

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Subscriber Gains Drive Revenue Growth at Comcast

PHILADELPHIA, July 27: Record subscriber growth at Comcast Corporation contributed to an 11-percent increase in revenues to $6.2 billion for the second quarter. Operating income, meanwhile, was up 17 percent to $1.2 billion. Net income rose from $430 million to ...

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E! Joins iTunes

LOS ANGELES, July 27: Several shows from E! Entertainment Television—including The Simple Life: 'Til Death Do Us Part and Dr. 90210—are now available for download from the iTunes Music Store. The offering includes new weekly episodes of the second season ...

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Vivendi Announces Improved Revenues

PARIS, July 27: For the first half of this year, Vivendi’s revenues rose 5.2 percent to 9.6 billion euros, and for the second quarter they were up 4.8 percent to 4.8 billion euros. At Canal+, revenues for the first half ...

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AETN Secures Format Options on A&E Series

NEW YORK, July 27: AETN International has signed format options for two popular A&E shows: Growing Up Gotti and Spying on Myself. Spying on Myself has been optioned in multiple territories, including TF1 in France, El Mundo in Spain, Einstein ...

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