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France 2 Takes Distraction Game Show

MONTREAL, June 16: Distraction has secured a trio of new deals on the Jonathan Goodson game show Dirty Rotten Cheater, including one with France 2 for its summer schedule. The format was recently renewed by TBS in Japan and has ...

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MMVAs to Reach 65 Countries

TORONTO, June 16: The MuchMusic Video Awards, distributed by CHUM International, will air in a record 65 markets this weekend across Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe and North America. The MMVAs—which have aired outside of Canada for 12 ...

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Univision World Cup Coverage Beats ABC and ESPN2

LOS ANGELES, June 16: For the first 14 matches of the World Cup, Univision’s Spanish-language coverage has out-delivered ABC and ESPN2 by 11 percent, averaging 2.3 million viewers. Citing Nielsen figures, Univision also says that it averaged 1.4 million viewers ...

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MSN, LivePlanet Team for Original Online Content

REDMOND, June 16: LivePlanet, the production company founded by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, is working on a baseball-themed unscripted series for MSN, the first project under the Internet company’s MSN Originals drive to boost its content offerings. Fan Club: ...

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Mediaset, de Mol Eye Endemol

ROME/HILVERSUM, June 16: John de Mol’s investment vehicle Talpa Management is said to be working with Mediaset on a bid to acquire a majority stake in Endemol from Spain’s Telefónica, wire reports indicate. Endemol shares were up some 9 percent ...

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Venevision Joins Univision Bid Consortium

NEW YORK, June 16: Venevision Investments, a division of the Cisneros Group of Companies, is joining a consortium of investors seeking to acquire U.S. Hispanic broadcaster Univision, teaming with Grupo Televisa and five investment firms. Venevision and Televisa are already ...

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LONDON, June 15: Jim Brehm is joining Buena Vista International Television as senior VP of sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa this August. Brehm, reporting to BVITV EMEA’s executive VP and managing director, will oversee territory sales heads ...

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