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Televisa Submits Univision Bid

MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK, June 23: Grupo Televisa today submitted a bid for Univision, wire reports indicate, despite losing three of its partners in a dispute over price. The Televisa-led consortium—including Venevision, Bain Capital and Bill Gates' Cascade Investment—missed the previous ...

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Dutch Pubcaster Ordered to Pay Back Excess Funding

BRUSSELS, June 23: Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS) has been ordered by the European Commission to pay back 76.3 million euros, plus interest, to the Dutch government, following a review of its public-service financing. The Commission has been investigating payments made ...

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LIVINGtv Names New Commissioning Chief

LONDON, June 22: LIVINGtv has promoted senior commissioning editor Clare Hollywood to head of commissioning, effective immediately. Hollywood reports to Claudia Rosencrantz, the channel’s director of programming. Rosencrantz said of Hollywood’s promotion: “Clare has proven that she has a fantastic ...

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LMA Announces New Partnerships at Licensing Show

NEW YORK, June 22: Lisa Marks & Associates has been appointed the North American licensing and merchandising agency for five properties, including Toot & Puddle and Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure from National Geographic. Toot & Puddle, the celebrated ...

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Zonemedia and ROK TV Announce Mobile Content Deal

LONDON, June 22: Zonemedia’s (formerly Zone Vision) new Zone Mobile division has inked a deal with British mobile entertainment developer ROK TV. Zonemedia will develop 15-minute segments of the company’s most popular programs for download, beginning at the end of ...

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Strawberry Offers Ancient Worlds

LONDON/BUDAPEST, June 22: Ancient Worlds Brought to Life, a series commissioned by the Readers Digest Association, headlines the DISCOP slate for the U.K.-based international program and home entertainment distributor Strawberry Entertainment. Another property available at the market is Kinda Yoga, ...

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Harmony Gold in First DISCOP Outing

LOS ANGELES/BUDAPEST, June 22: Harmony Gold is at DISCOP for the first time, offering up a slate of specials and series headlined by Rin Tin Tin. Harmony Gold will be showcasing 65 half-hours of the classic show, digitally remastered and ...

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Leopard Showcases Documentary, Drama Slate

LONDON/BUDAPEST, June 22: Leopard International, a division of the U.K.-based Leopard Films, is making its first appearance at DISCOP this week with a lineup of key documentary and drama titles. Topping the list of dramas is the 90-minute Mysterious Creatures. ...

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i-concerts and Free Launch 24/7 HD Concert Channel

GENEVA/PARIS, June 22: French broadband ISP Free is working with i-concerts to offer its subscribers a high-definition channel and an IPTV VOD platform, both featuring performances from some of today’s top artists. The ADSL channel i-concerts HD launched yesterday. It ...

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