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Cox to Roll Out TiVo DVR

ATLANTA/ALVISO, August 24: Cox Communications, the fourth-largest cable platform in the U.S., has entered into a deal to make TiVo's DVR and interactive advertising service available to select subscribers. Under the terms of the agreement, TiVo will customize its cable ...

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New Survivor Teams Divided Along Racial Lines

NEW YORK, August 24: For the first time in its history, Survivor, returning to CBS next month, will divide its teams—or “tribes”—along racial lines. Previous seasons have seen teams formed by designated leaders, or along gender or age lines. The ...

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MySpace Founder Targets China

LOS ANGELES, August 24: Brad Greenspan, the founder of MySpace.com, has launched BroadWebAsia (BWA), a new venture targeted at building social networking, entertainment and Internet search properties across Asia, with an initial focus on China. Greenspan previously served as founder, ...

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U.S. Television Homes Up 1.1 Percent

NEW YORK, August 24: The total number of television households within the U.S. is now estimated at 111.4 million, an increase of 1.1 percent since last year, according to Nielsen Media Research. Nielsen's estimate of television viewers within the population ...

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LIVINGtv Bags New ABC Sitcom

LONDON, August 24: LIVINGtv has acquired the rights to the ABC sitcom Help Me Help You starring Ted Danson from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. The deal gives LIVINGtv first-run rights to the show in the U.K. for terrestrial and ...

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Sci Fi in Germany Takes Farscape

UNTERFOEHRING, August 24: Through a deal with EM.Entertainment, NBC Universal Global Networks Deutschland has picked up the rights to Farscape for its Sci Fi channel in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The agreement covers the exclusive pay-TV rights to the first ...

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SevenOne Scores Tornado Deals

MUNICH, August 24: The mini-series Tornado, slated to air next month on ProSieben, has been licensed into more than 20 markets by SevenOne International. The two-part teamWorx production is set to air September 4 and 5. Deals have been secured ...

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Greek Deal for FID

LONDON, August 24: Fremantle International Distribution (FID) has licensed more than 50 hours of programming to SKAI TV in Greece, which relaunched this April after an eight-year absence. Factual properties in the deal include Prehistoric Park, Nigel Marven’s Animal Detectives, ...

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