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Solid Secures DVD Rights on New Iran Doc

ENCINO, July 7: Solid Entertainment has picked up the U.S. home video and DVD rights to the four-part documentary series Guests of The Ayatollah, based on the bestselling book by Black Hawk Down author Mark Bowden. The series premiered on ...

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Southern Star Takes on New Properties

SYDNEY, July 7: Southern Star International has been appointed the international distributor of The Kylie Interview and of the kids’ series The Shak. The Kylie Interview is the first interview with Australian pop star Kylie Minogue since she was diagnosed ...

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Romanian, Greek Deals for ORF

VIENNA, July 7: Austria’s ORF secured deals with TVR in Romania and with the Parliament Channel in Greece at DISCOP last month. TVR took 48 ORF titles, primarily made of arts documentaries. Among the shows in the package are Goya—From ...

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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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