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CNN Launches Video Podcast Suite

ATLANTA, June 22: CNN has made its first foray into the world of video podcasting, delivering six programs on and on iTunes. “Podcasting draws a whole new audience than CNN’s television viewers and, perhaps, surprisingly, somewhat younger than even ...

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36 French Outfits Head to Sunny Side

PARIS, June 22: TV France International will be hosting 36 French production and distribution companies at its stand at Sunny Side of the Doc, which begins June 27. Among those in attendance will be Europe Images International, France Télévisions Distribution, ...

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Southern Star Announces German DVD Deals

SYDNEY, June 22: Koch Media Deutschland has picked up the German DVD distribution rights to Southern Star International’s hit Australian drama McLeod’s Daughters and the popular kids’ series The Tribe. McLeod’s Daughters is a one-hour drama series now in its ...

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IPTV Launch for Disney in Thailand

BANGKOK, June 22: Walt Disney Television International (Southeast Asia) has reached a carriage deal for Disney Channel and Playhouse Disney on True Digital Entertainment’s IPTV platform in Thailand. The two channels launch on True IPTV this month. The platform offers ...

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Zodiak Cracks U.S. Market with Sensing Murder

COPENHAGEN, June 22: Zodiak Television World has closed its first U.S. licensing deal, with Granada America producing a local version of the Sensing Murder format for Discovery Channel. The seven episode series is slated for a November launch on Discovery ...

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C4 Bags Kidnapped, Runaway

LONDON, June 22: Channel 4 has picked up the rights to two of the most buzzed-about shows from the L.A. Screenings this year: Sony Pictures Television International’s Kidnapped and Runaway. Channel 4 and E4 will air both shows in 2007. ...

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Univision Auction in Disarray

LOS ANGELES, June 22: The highly touted bidding frenzy that was expected around the Univision sale has not materialized, according to reports, with Haim Saban’s consortium submitting an offer that was deemed too low and three equity firms dropping out ...

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Apax Eyes Endemol

LONDON, June 22: Private equity group Apax Partners, parent company of HIT Entertainment, is mulling a £1-billion bid for Telefónica’s 75-percent stake in Endemol, British press reports indicate. Apax may team up with venture capitalists to acquire the Netherlands-based format ...

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