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2waytraffic Poised to Secure Millionaire Brand

LONDON, July 28: Just two weeks since acquiring Dutch format producer and distributor Intellygents, 2waytraffic has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Celador’s hit format brand Who Wants to be a Millionaire?. In March, the worldwide intellectual property rights and ...

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BSkyB Profit Drops

LONDON, July 28: Full-year profit at British Sky Broadcasting fell 5 percent to £551 million, the company said today, despite an 8-percent increase in revenues to £4.15 billion. The company, however, remains bullish, noting a 389,000-subscriber increase to 8.176 million, ...

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Paul Johnson

World Screen Weekly, July 27, 2006 Director, Television Division Reed MIDEM This fall, many observers of television trends will be avidly following how audiences react to Ugly Betty, ABC’s American adaptation of the hit telenovela Betty la fea. With several ...

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MTV: Music Television

World Screen Weekly, July 27, 2006 CHANNEL NAME: MTV: Music Television, U.S. LAUNCH DATE: August 1, 1981 OWNERSHIP: MTV Networks, a division of Viacom, operates 129 channels worldwide, covering the MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, Nickelodeon, Logo and Spike TV brands, ...

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GRB Expands International Sales Division

SHERMAN OAKS, July 27: GRB Entertainment has announced two promotions and one new hire in its international sales division following Gavin Reardon’s exit from the company. Marielle Zuccarelli has been promoted to senior VP of international sales from her current ...

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Haber Targets U.K. Expansion

PALISADES PARK/LONDON, July 27: Alfred Haber Distribution has entered into a consultancy agreement with Lazarus Consulting for the development and acquisition of specials, series, and formats in the U.K. Lazarus Consulting was formed by former Celador International executive Steve Lazarus ...

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here! Picks Up Horror Thriller

LOS ANGELES, July 27: here! has acquired the film Beastly Boyz, a horror thriller from director David DeCoteau, for broadcast this August. The film centers on vigilante Travis who seeks revenge on the murderers of his sister, who speaks to ...

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PorchLight Takes on New Kids’ Property

LOS ANGELES, July 27: PorchLight Entertainment has picked up the international distribution rights to the Canadian animated preschool property Gofrette, which is set to launch on CBC next year. Produced by Zoe Mae Productions and Subsequence Entertainment, the 52×12-minute series ...

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Challenge Secures U.K. Rights to Miss World

LONDON, July 27: The Flextech-owned Challenge network has picked up the British broadcast rights to the Miss World pageant, taking place in Poland this September, in an exclusive deal with the Miss World Organisation and Zeal Television. The 56th Miss ...

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