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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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New Appointments at FMNA

LONDON/LOS ANGELES, June 21: FremantleMedia North America has upped Julie Uribe to senior VP of development, and has tapped James Sunderland from Granada in the U.K. to serve as executive producer. Uribe, previously development VP, will oversee all unscripted programming ...

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Pre-Sunny Side Deals for Off The Fence

AMSTERDAM, June 20: Ahead of the Sunny Side of the Doc documentary market, Off the Fence has confirmed the sale of a number of nature documentaries. France 5 has acquired the rights to Appalachia—The Endless Forest and Death Valley, both ...

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here! to Release Chastity Bono-Penned Film

LOS ANGELES, June 21: The gay/lesbian network programming service here! is currently developing a new television movie, In the Name of Love, co-written by Chastity Bono and Garth Belcon. The film tells the tale of an influential Hollywood lesbian who ...

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