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Channel 4 Commissions Britain’s Worst Weather

LONDON, June 26: Channel Four has commissioned Pioneer Productions to produce Britain’s Worst Weather for broadcast later this year. The four-part documentary, exploring floods, storms, lightning and snow, will be hosted by Oxford University geography fellow Nick Middleton. “Pioneer has ...

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NATPE Sets Date for Third Annual Mobile Conference

LOS ANGELES, June 26: The third annual National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Mobile++ conference will be held at The Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas on January 15, 2007. Sponsored by Washington-based mobile content provider InfoSpace, the conference ...

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Turkish Deals for BVITV

LONDON, June 26: Turkish pubcaster TRT has picked up a slate of animated and live-action features as well as Disney-branded kids’ fare in a multiyear package deal with Buena Vista International Television (BVITV). Among the features in the deal are ...

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TV Producer Aaron Spelling Dies

LOS ANGELES, June 26: Aaron Spelling, arguably the most prolific producer in the history of American television, passed away last Friday in his Los Angeles mansion, after suffering a stroke on June 18. He was 83 years old. During his ...

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Televisa’s Bid for Univision is Too Low

NEW YORK, June 26: The sale of Univision Communications, the leading Spanish-language network in the U.S., is in doubt after the Mexican broadcaster Televisa offered a bid that was lower than expected. According to The New York Times, Televisa’s bid ...

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PorchLight's Jay Jay the Jet Plane

World Screen Weekly, June 20, 2006 ORIGIN: The series is based on an original idea by Deborah and David Michel. TV SHOW: Jay Jay the Jet Plane is a CG series with 90 12-minute episodes ready and more in production. ...

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Richard Propper

World Screen Weekly, June 22, 2006 President Solid Entertainment Before setting up their own distribution companies, most people have had years of experience selling programs at other firms. Richard Propper’s career path, however, while very successful, has been quite unconventional. ...

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TVI � Televis�o Independente

World Screen Weekly, June 22, 2006 CHANNEL NAME: TVI — 
Televisão Independente, Portugal LAUNCH DATE: February 20, 1993 OWNERSHIP: Grupo Media Capital, whose major shareholders are Grupo PRISA and the RTL Group, each with a 33-percent stake. DESCRIPTION: TVI is ...

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