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HBO, 24 Lead Emmy Nods

LOS ANGELES, July 6: HBO yet again led the Primetime Emmy nominations with 95 nods in total for titles such as Elizabeth I and The Sopranos, while FOX’s 24 came up with the most nominations for a TV series. ABC’s ...

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Target Names Factual Entertainment Chief

LONDON, July 5: LIVINGtv’s commissioning editor Steve Regan has been named head of factual entertainment and entertainment at Target Entertainment. Regan joins Target in the middle of this month and is charged with managing the company’s production activities in the ...

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BBC Factual Chief Steps Down

LONDON, July 5: John Willis is stepping down as the director of factual and learning at the BBC after a three-year stint with the public broadcaster. Willis’s tenure saw the BBC release titles such as Planet Earth and The Secret ...

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Eastern European Deals for Zodiak

COPENHAGEN, July 5: Zodiak Television World has notched up new format deals in Eastern Europe, including the sale of Stars on Stage to Ukraine’s Inter-TV. Devised at MTV Mastiff Sweden, the prime-time entertainment series is slated for a 12-episode run ...

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ESPN Classic Inks Spanish IPTV Deal

MADRID, July 5: ESPN Classic has reached a carriage deal with Telefónica’s Spanish IPTV platform Imagenio, reaching more than 250,000 subscribers. Imagenio offers 66 different TV channels, 15 radio stations, a pay per view football channel and interactive information and ...

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New French Deals for Southern Star

SYDNEY, July 5: Southern Star International has secured new deals in France with AB Droits on Meerkat Manor and Forensic Investigators. AB Droits acquired seasons one and two of Meerkat Manor, an Oxford Scientific Films production for Animal Planet; and ...

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Christian Channel Adds Youth Block

TORONTO, July 5: The Christian Channel in Canada today launched a daily block targeted to viewers aged 13 to 30 featuring music videos, reality programming, talk shows, extreme sports and other faith-based content. The block, provided by the Christian youth ...

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CHUM Scores New Deals, Renewals

TORONTO, July 5: CHUM International has secured a raft of new licensing deals and renewals on its slate of entertainment, fashion and music programming. The MMVAs '06 Red Carpet Arrivals Special and the 17th Annual MuchMusic Video Awards were taken ...

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BBC America Takes McGovern Dramas

NEW YORK, July 5: BBC America has picked up two dramas from award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern—The Street and Cracker—from Granada International. The Street is set in Northern England, with each episode focusing on a different house on the block. It ...

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Endemol Confirms New CEO

HILVERSUM, July 5: At an Extraordinary General Meeting of shareholders today, Elías Rodríguez-Viña Cancio was approved as the new chairman and CEO of Endemol. The move follows Joaquim Agut Bonsfills’ abrupt resignation last month. Rodriguez-Viña will chair the company’s management ...

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