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Televisa May Make Renewed Bid for Univision

MEXICO CITY, July 19: The Televisa/Univision saga continues with the Mexican media giant now saying that it has not yet ruled out a new takeover offer for the market-leading Hispanic broadcaster after losing the bidding war over the company last ...

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World Cup Final Viewed by 313 Million

LONDON, July 19: According to data from ZenithOptimedia, the World Cup final between France and Italy on July 9 was watched by 313 million viewers in 56 countries. ZenithOptimedia’s specialist consultancy Sponsorship Intelligence (SI) is the official provider of 2006 ...

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Disney Revamps Studio, Sheds 650 Positions

BURBANK, July 19: The Walt Disney Company has confirmed plans for a revamp of its movie studio, shifting to a greater emphasis on Disney-branded releases and eliminating about 650 jobs, with Nina Jacobson, the president of Walt Disney Motion Pictures ...

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Haber to Represent Doc on Fallen Firefighter

PALISADES PARK, July 18: Alfred Haber Distribution (AHDI) has acquired the worldwide rights (excluding the U.S.) to Finding Paddy, about Captain Patrick "Paddy" Brown, a New York City firefighter who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. ...

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VIZ Inks Latin American Deal

SAN FRANCISCO, July 18: Cartoon Network Latin America has picked up the rights to three series from VIZ Media: Zatch Bell!, Naruto and Deko Boko Friends. The pan-regional network has acquired 52 episodes each of the action-adventure series Zatch Bell! ...

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AZN Takes MBC Korean Dramas

LOS ANGELES, July 18: Asian-American network AZN has picked up the broadcasting and streaming video rights to two Korean dramas from MBC (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation) America: My Lovely Sam-Soon and All About Eve. The shows will appear as part of ...

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E! Expands African Presence

LOS ANGELES, July 18: E! International Network has expanded its reach on the African continent with new carriage deals in place with MultiChoice Africa and Multi TV Afrique. "The response to the E! International Network in Africa has been extremely ...

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Corus Presents 06/07 Kids’ Slate

TORONTO, July 18: Corus Entertainment’s 2006/07 kids’ programming slate includes a rebranded Saturday-morning lineup at YTV, the company announced today. YTV, sister network Treehouse and Discovery Kids Canada will be rolling out 20 new series in the 06/07 season, together ...

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