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BBC Axes Top of the Pops

LONDON, June 21: After a 42-year-run, the weekly music show Top of the Pops has been axed, with its last episode set to air July 30. Noting that the series “no longer occupies the central role it once did,” the ...

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ITV Bags Three New American Dramas

LONDON, June 21: ITV has picked up the rights to three new U.S. network dramas: Smith, The Black Donnellys and Raines. Warner Bros. International Television’s Smith for CBS is a crime drama from John Wells Productions featuring Ray Liotta as ...

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Rather Exits CBS

NEW YORK, June 21: After 44 years, Dan Rather and CBS News are parting ways, with the anchor said to be mulling an offer to do a weekly series at the cable network HDNet. Rather was the anchor of the ...

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Licensing Show Kicks Off in New York

NEW YORK, June 21: Licensing 2006 International opened at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City yesterday with expectations of more than 23,000 attendees from 100-plus markets. Licensed products represent $175 billion in retail sales worldwide, according ...

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Studio B Names Licensing Agent

VANCOUVER, June 20: Canadian animation house Studio B Productions has appointed VooDoo Entertainment’s Sandie Hatch as its licensing agent. Hatch will work on developing Canadian merchandising, licensing and promotional materials for the programs Yvon of the Yukon, D’Myna Leagues and ...

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Promotions at FremantleMedia Enterprises

LONDON, June 20: FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has promoted four of its executives in the U.K., including Dan Allen, the COO of Fremantle International Distribution. Allen, as COO of FME, will be responsible for all operational departments including marketing, finance, legal, ...

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