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MTV2 Resurrects Crank Yankers

NEW YORK, July 17: The Comedy Central cult hit Crank Yankers has found a new home on MTV2, with the cable network greenlighting production on eight new episodes. The series featured prank calls made by show regulars and celebrity guests ...

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Lost, Grey’s Anatomy to Air in China

HONG KONG, July 17: Buena Vista International Television-Asia Pacific (BVITV-AP) has inked a high-definition live-action series and library features deal in China that will bring Lost and Grey’s Anatomy to the state-run broadcaster CCTV’s new HD channel by the end ...

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Huntsberry Takes Paramount Pictures Post

NEW YORK, July 17: Frederick Huntsberry, who was upped to president of NBC Universal International just two months ago, is leaving the company to become COO of Paramount Pictures. Reporting to Paramount’s chairman and CEO, Brad Grey, Huntsberry will be ...

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Commission Clears UPC France Acquisition

BRUSSELS, July 17: The European Commission has cleared British investment fund Cinven’s acquisition of the French cable TV, broadband and telephony provider UPC France from Liberty Global. The 1.25-billion euros deal was first announced in March, with a deal formally ...

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Zodiak Appoints Format Acquisitions Manager

COPENHAGEN, July 14: Zodiak Television World has promoted Karoliina Kytomaa to format acquisitions manager. Her remit includes ensuring all Zodiak intellectual property—including paper formats and original commissions created within the Zodiak group—are shared across all of its companies. She will ...

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Zonemedia Names New Commercial Sales Manager

LONDON, July 14: Zonemedia (formerly Zone Vision Networks) has appointed Philip Mordecai as commercial sales manager for Central and Eastern Europe. Mordecai will report to Mark Young, commercial sales director, and will work on maximizing commercial revenue from Zonemedia’s business ...

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Fox TV Studios-UK Names Entertainment Head

LOS ANGELES/LONDON, July 14: Fox TV Studios-UK (FtvS-UK) has appointed Damon Pattison as head of entertainment as it works to expand its slate of prime-time entertainment and game show programming in the British market. Pattison joins FtvS-UK—formerly named Scream Films, ...

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Neptuno Announces Asia Pacific Deals

BARCELONA, July 14: Neptuno Films has secured a range of TV, IPTV, mobile, home video and merchandising deals in the Asia Pacific on key kids’ shows like Danny&Daddy and Dougie in Disguise. In China, via a deal with X-Bell, 300 ...

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