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CBC Offers 9/11 Docs for Presale

TORONTO, June 22: CBC International Sales is offering for presale two investigative documentaries about September 11, 2001, for broadcasters looking for titles to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the attacks. Al Qaeda War: The Secret History of 9/11, by producer ...

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GSN Adds StarFace to Lineup

SANTA MONICA, June 23: GSN will launch a celebrity tabloid-inspired game show, StarFace, on August 1. Hosted by former child star Danny Bonaduce, the game puts pits three contestants against one another, putting their celebrity knowledge to the test in ...

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HBO To Air The Aristocrats

NEW YORK, June 23: HBO will is set to air the cult hit The Aristocrats— in which Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza invite one-hundred comedians to tell their own version of “the world’s dirtiest joke”—on July 26. The film, which ...

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CBS Pulls New Reality Show

BURBANK, June 23: CBS’s Tuesday Night Book Club has been pulled from CBS’s schedule after just two episodes. The June 13 premiere delivered an audience of just 5 million, dropping to about 4 million the week after. The show follows ...

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Sundance Stocks Up on New Titles

NEW YORK, June 23: Sundance Channel has ordered two new original factual series for launch next year—one from the producers of The Staircase and the other from Taxicab Confessions’ Gantz brothers—and has pre-bought 12 documentaries for its weekly block DOCday. ...

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Promax/BDA Wraps With Attendance of 3,400

NEW YORK, June 23: Promax/BDA ended yesterday with attendance of 3,400, up by more than 300 from last year, capping off with the Promax/BDA awards at New York’s Marriott Marquis hotel, hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Darrell Hammond. The U.K.’s ...

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Sundance Embarks on Branded Entertainment Drive

NEW YORK, June 23: On January 1, 2007, Sundance Channel will begin offering its advertisers integrated sponsorship and branded entertainment opportunities, marking its first foray into on-air advertising since its 1996 launch. As part of the move, the channel has ...

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Record Attendance for DISCOP

BUDAPEST, June 23: DISCOP opened with almost 1,500 participants in Budapest yesterday, boosted by almost 175 last-minute buyers registering at the Sofitel Atrium Hotel. “This year’s market is very different than before, first because we had never had this many ...

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