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BabyFirstTV Expands Reach

June 14, 2006

ENGLEWOOD/LOS ANGELES, June 14: A month since launching on DIRECTV, BabyFirstTV, a 24-hour premium channel devoted to babies, toddlers and their parents, has reached a carriage deal with DISH Network. The service, which rolled out on DIRECTV last month, will …

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Endemol Names New Chief

June 14, 2006

HILVERSUM, June 14: Endemol’s Supervisory Board has nominated Elías Rodriguez-Viña Cancio as chairman and CEO of the company, pending approval by shareholders, following Joaquim Agut Bonsfills’ abrupt resignation last week. Rodriguez-Viña will chair the company’s management board, joining its other …

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Telemundo to Shutter International Channel

June 14, 2006

MIAMI, June 14: At the end of this month, Telemundo’s international channel, available in more than 20 Latin American markets, is going off the air, World Screen Newsflash has learned. Telemundo Internacional, launched in 2000, currently offers a mix of …

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Nielsen to Offer Multiplatform Audience Measurement

June 14, 2006

NEW YORK, June 14: Nielsen Media Research today unveiled its plans to develop and deploy television audience measurement systems for viewing online, outside the home, and on cell phones, iPods and other handheld devices. The move falls under Nielsen’s Anytime …

Sesame Workshop's Pinky Dinky Doo

June 14, 2006

TV Kids Weekly, June 13, 2006 NAME OF THE PROPERTY: Pinky Dinky Doo ORIGIN: Pinky blossomed from a collection of playful bedtime stories, which became the Pinky Dinky Doo book series, currently available in stores. CREATORS: The Pinky Dinky Doo …

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Telefe Ups Wasserman

June 13, 2006

BUENOS AIRES, June 13: Michelle Wasserman has been appointed content distribution manager at Telefe International, following the announcement of Silvana D’Angelo’s decision to join Dori Media Distribution. Wasserman will be responsible for coordinating the company’s worldwide sales efforts. Most recently, …

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BBC Worldwide Names Digital Media Director

June 13, 2006

LONDON, June 13: Simon Danker has been named director of digital media at BBC Worldwide, leading a team that is exploring opportunities for BBC programming online and on mobile phones. Reporting to David Moody, BBC Worldwide's managing director of digital …

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Brad Brooks Exits DIC

June 13, 2006

BURBANK, June 13: DIC Entertainment has named Jeffrey Edell as president and COO following Brad Brooks’ resignation to return to investment banking with a position at Imperial Capital. Brooks will continue as a consultant to DIC’s senior management in finance …

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Polish Deals for Off the Fence

June 13, 2006

AMSTERDAM, June 13: Off the Fence has secured two deals in Poland in advance of the Central and Eastern European programming market DISCOP next week. A package of three one-hour specials has been sold to TVP2: Cherub of the Mist …