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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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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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ITV Bags J.J. Abrams’ Six Degrees

LONDON, July 6: J.J. Abrams’ new ABC series Six Degrees, distributed by Buena Vista International Television, is to become the first American show to air in a prime-time slot on ITV1 in nine years. The show, which will also broadcast ...

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Carter Upped in FremantleMedia Restructure

LONDON, July 6: FremantleMedia is combining its worldwide drama and worldwide entertainment divisions to form FremantleMedia Creative Networks, which will be headed up by Gary Carter. As president of the new division, Carter will build on FremantleMedia’s drama and entertainment ...

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ION, SPT in Programming Deal

WEST PALM BEACH /CULVER CITY, July 6: ION Media Networks has picked up a slate of classic TV series as well as a selection of feature films from Sony Pictures Television for its flagship i television network, available in 90 ...

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Former Hallmark Channel U.S. Chief Joins RHI

NEW YORK, July 6: David Evans, who stepped down as the head of Crown Media Holdings, the parent company of Hallmark Channel U.S., last month, is joining the Halmis’ RHI Entertainment to spearhead the company’s new media and channel development. ...

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Mideast Renewal on Home and Away

SYDNEY, July 6: Gulf/Showtime in the Middle East has renewed its license for Southern Star International’s hit Australian soap Home and Away. The renewal covers seasons 18 through 21 for Showtime’s TV Land channel. “This acquisition has enabled us to ...

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STAR, MediaCorp to Produce HD Drama Series

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE, July 6: STAR and MediaCorp Studios have entered into a co-production deal for Angel Lover, an HD drama series that will air in Taiwan and Singapore. The 40-episode love story will air on STAR Chinese Channel in Taiwan ...

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