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TV Producer Aaron Spelling Dies

LOS ANGELES, June 26: Aaron Spelling, arguably the most prolific producer in the history of American television, passed away last Friday in his Los Angeles mansion, after suffering a stroke on June 18. He was 83 years old. During his ...

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Televisa’s Bid for Univision is Too Low

NEW YORK, June 26: The sale of Univision Communications, the leading Spanish-language network in the U.S., is in doubt after the Mexican broadcaster Televisa offered a bid that was lower than expected. According to The New York Times, Televisa’s bid ...

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PorchLight's Jay Jay the Jet Plane

World Screen Weekly, June 20, 2006 ORIGIN: The series is based on an original idea by Deborah and David Michel. TV SHOW: Jay Jay the Jet Plane is a CG series with 90 12-minute episodes ready and more in production. ...

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Richard Propper

World Screen Weekly, June 22, 2006 President Solid Entertainment Before setting up their own distribution companies, most people have had years of experience selling programs at other firms. Richard Propper’s career path, however, while very successful, has been quite unconventional. ...

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TVI � Televis�o Independente

World Screen Weekly, June 22, 2006 CHANNEL NAME: TVI — 
Televisão Independente, Portugal LAUNCH DATE: February 20, 1993 OWNERSHIP: Grupo Media Capital, whose major shareholders are Grupo PRISA and the RTL Group, each with a 33-percent stake. DESCRIPTION: TVI is ...

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CBC Offers 9/11 Docs for Presale

TORONTO, June 22: CBC International Sales is offering for presale two investigative documentaries about September 11, 2001, for broadcasters looking for titles to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the attacks. Al Qaeda War: The Secret History of 9/11, by producer ...

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GSN Adds StarFace to Lineup

SANTA MONICA, June 23: GSN will launch a celebrity tabloid-inspired game show, StarFace, on August 1. Hosted by former child star Danny Bonaduce, the game puts pits three contestants against one another, putting their celebrity knowledge to the test in ...

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HBO To Air The Aristocrats

NEW YORK, June 23: HBO will is set to air the cult hit The Aristocrats— in which Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza invite one-hundred comedians to tell their own version of “the world’s dirtiest joke”—on July 26. The film, which ...

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