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Aardman Goes Mobile with M1

BRISTOL, July 7: Aardman Animations has signed a deal to distribute video content on Singapore mobile operator M1’s “Watch-a-Video” service. The arrangement was made by Starcut, the mobile content publisher, on behalf of Aardman. M1’s 3G customers will be able ...

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Romanian, Greek Deals for ORF

VIENNA, July 7: Austria’s ORF secured deals with TVR in Romania and with the Parliament Channel in Greece at DISCOP last month. TVR took 48 ORF titles, primarily made of arts documentaries. Among the shows in the package are Goya—From ...

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Southern Star Takes on New Properties

SYDNEY, July 7: Southern Star International has been appointed the international distributor of The Kylie Interview and of the kids’ series The Shak. The Kylie Interview is the first interview with Australian pop star Kylie Minogue since she was diagnosed ...

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Solid Secures DVD Rights on New Iran Doc

ENCINO, July 7: Solid Entertainment has picked up the U.S. home video and DVD rights to the four-part documentary series Guests of The Ayatollah, based on the bestselling book by Black Hawk Down author Mark Bowden. The series premiered on ...

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Nick Deal on Ricky Sprocket

VANCOUVER, July 7: Ricky Sprocket—Showbiz Boy, a new animated series from Bejuba! Entertainment, Snowden Fine Productions and Studio B Productions, has been licensed to Nickelodeon channels in the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Germany, Italy, France, Spain and Scandinavia, as well ...

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Latin American Sales for Granada

LONDON, July 7: Granada International has secured new Latin American deals with GloboSat and A&E Latin America on titles such as Hell’s Kitchen and The Prince’s Trust 30th Birthday Live. GloboSat in Brazil secured Hell’s Kitchen, which is now in ...

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Discovery Tops PAX Asia Survey

SINGAPORE, July 7: Discovery Channel is the number one regional cable and satellite channel in Asia for the ninth consecutive year for past month, past week and yesterday viewership, according to the latest quarterly Pan-Asian Cross Media Study (PAX) conducted ...

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Commission Approves RTP Restructuring

BRUSSELS, July 7: The European Commission has approved the financial restructuring agreement signed between the Portuguese government and RTP aimed at reducing the pubcaster’s 1 billion euros debt. The restructuring deal, which was signed in September 2003 and runs until ...

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Disney Channel Italy

World Screen Weekly, July 6, 2006 CHANNEL NAME: Disney Channel Italy YEAR IT LAUNCHED: 1998 NUMBER OF SUBSCRIBERS: 4 million on the SKY Italia satellite platform. OWNERSHIP: Walt Disney Television Italia, a division of The Walt Disney Company. DESCRIPTION: Like ...

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